Global event promotes pursuit of peace

Published 3:17 pm Tuesday, August 2, 2022

NEW ORLEANS  Against the tragic backdrop of a historic conflict in Europe, Greater New Orleans area residents will unite with millions around the globe to promote the timely theme “Pursue Peace” as they participate in a six-part annual event that began in July and will conclude in August 2022.

“I’m always excited when it comes time for the convention, and this year’s convention is so timely,” said local resident Collette Nutter, who will be attending each session throughout the summer together with her family. “We hope that members of our community join us in watching. We all can benefit if we learn how to pursue peace.”

Jehovah’s Witnesses have been holding global conventions for more than 100 years — the last three years featuring virtual events accessed through the free JW Library app or at jw.org.

“This convention is an object lesson in how peace is being achieved by a global community right now as it unites millions of people even in areas of conflict like Ukraine and Russia,” said Robert Hendriks, U.S. spokesperson for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “The power of the principles being discussed transcends national borders, ethnic differences, and language barriers. Both individuals and families will benefit from attending the program.”

Prior to 2020, Jehovah’s Witnesses held their annual convention locally at locations that include both the Smoothie King Arena and the Superdome. While they hope to host in-person large gatherings again in the future, the decision was made late last year to again hold the 2022 convention virtually. On April 1 congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses began meeting in person for the first time in two years locally and around the world.

The three-day convention will be available in six parts, each corresponding to a half-day of content. Topics to be explored are:

  • How love leads to inner peace and peace with others.
  • Why the Bible can be called “the road map to family peace.”
  • How to attain peace even when suffering illness, economic problems, natural disasters, or other difficulties.
  • What people from around the world are doing to enjoy peace.
  • Why friendship with God can lead to true peace.

The convention will conclude with the exciting presentation, “Universal Peace Is Sure to Come!”

All are invited to attend the event by going to jw.org on the web, JW Broadcasting on the free JW Library app available for iOS or Android, or on streaming platforms like ROKU TV, Apple TV, and others. The program is free and accessible to all. The schedule for download and global streaming is listed below.

For more information, please contact Jehovah’s Witnesses United States at (718) 560-5600 or pid@jw.org.