Conventions aren’t new to Philadelphia, but for the next four weeks, there will be some different faces making their way around Temple University.
Starting today, the 2017 Regional Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses will be take over Temple University’s Liacouras Center for the next four weekends.
The convention is expected to draw nearly 25,000 people of the faith — from around the region — for the three-day convention. The gathering will feature speeches, prayers, Biblical recitations, and multi-media presentations.
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While the convention is free to the attendees, the convention’s pamphlet asks that those who attend make contributions to the faith’s governing body.
Other Jehovah’s Witness conventions will be put on around the country at the same time, and will be geared towards the theme “Don’t Give Up.”
Philadelphia’s conventions will take place Friday through Sunday on the following weekends:
June 30- July 2
July 7- July 9
July 14- July 16
For a look at the teachings of the faith, click here.