Tuesday January 28, 2020

Meet the Jehovah’s Witnesses

They actively want the world to end, they adhere to a strict moral code, and those who stray from the path are systematically shunned

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

16th July, 2017
Luke Dyer holds a book of Scriptures at the Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses at Citywest Hotel in Saggart, Co Dublin, last week Picture: Barry Cronin

Stephen Taylor is the overseer for circuit three of Ireland’s five Jehovah’s Witnesses circuits. This year, he is also the chairman of the organisation’s annual convention. Last Friday morning, he was standing in front of a crowd of 6,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses – that is to say, virtually every single one of them in Ireland – giving a lecture on endurance.

Indeed, endurance is the very theme of this...

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