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Global Event Promotes Pursuit of Peace

Daniel Mealo

2022 “Pursue Peace” Convention Unites 239 Countries in More Than 500 Languages

Against the tragic backdrop of a historic conflict in Europe, Orlando-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 scheduled for July and August, 2022.

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Julien and Chelsea Owens look forward to attending this year’s event online from their home in Apopka, FloridaDaniel Mealo

“Whenever you leave a convention, you feel like you just got a positive boost for the rest of the year,” said Chelsea Owens of Apopka, Florida, who plans to attend this year’s virtual event. When she saw the theme, “Pursue Peace,” it made her smile. Commenting on the need for peace, she added, “The world can be so negative and scary.” Her husband, Julien, said that he is also looking forward to the program and especially “finding that inner peace that we can maintain when everything else is going a little haywire.”

“Peace has been in short supply lately,” said Daniel Mealo. His wife, Marsha, agreed. “There’s so much stress and unrest.” This year, they plan to attend each of the summer virtual sessions online.

Marsha explained why she is looking forward to this convention in particular. “It’s nice to be reminded that we can enjoy peace, even when things may seem like they’re falling apart.” Daniel added that “we are looking forward to taking a few hours to focus on how love is connected with both internal and external 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. The program's first segment will be available for streaming or download beginning June 27, 2022. All are invited to attend the program at no charge.

“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 in the Orlando area held their annual convention locally at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida. 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 or 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.

Program Day: Friday Morning

  • Date Available for Streaming or Download from JW.ORG: June 27
  • Dates Congregations Around the Globe will Unitedly be Viewing the Program : July 2-3

Program Day: Friday Afternoon

  • Date Available for Streaming or Download from JW.ORG: July 4
  • Dates Congregations Around the Globe will Unitedly be Viewing the Program : July 9-10

Program Day: Saturday Morning

  • Date Available for Streaming or Download from JW.ORG: July 18
  • Dates Congregations Around the Globe will Unitedly be Viewing the Program : July 23-24

Program Day: Saturday Afternoon

  • Date Available for Streaming or Download from JW.ORG: July 25
  • Dates Congregations Around the Globe will Unitedly be Viewing the Program : July 30-31

Program Day: Sunday Morning

  • Date Available for Streaming or Download from JW.ORG: August 8
  • Dates Congregations Around the Globe will Unitedly be Viewing the Program : August 13-14

Program Day: Sunday Afternoon

  • Date Available for Streaming or Download from JW.ORG: August 15
  • Dates Congregations Around the Globe will Unitedly be Viewing the Program : August 20-21

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