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

@whytebarry
16th July, 2017
12
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...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

It’s not all high-flying IT and finance professionals – 60 per cent of workers in Ireland earn less than €30,000 a year and income and social class are a big influence on how people cast their ballot

Aidan Regan | 2 days ago

The former GAA star turned political hopeful has plenty of name-recognition on the ground in his home county, but faces stiff competition for a seat from the likes of rising star Saoirse McHugh

Daniel Murray | 2 days ago

Voters don’t fancy Leo Varadkar’s party to manage the housing and health service crises – a credibility gap which has seen its eternal rival pull ahead in the latest Red C poll

Michael Brennan | 2 days ago