Tuesday, June 3, 2008

German Watchtower Cooperates With Other Religions With United Nations Program

In the town of Ingelheim am Rhein this week there is a "Week of Creation" (Schöpfungswoche). There are exhibitions, discussions and other things happening. One of the organizers is the Workgroup "Religious Communities" (Arbeitskreis Glaubensgemeinschaften) of the Local Agenda 21, which is part of a UN programme. All the churches of Ingelheim, including the catholics, the evangelical church, the mosque and the local Kingdom Hall, are represented in the workgroup.The local Kingdom Hall participates actively in the Creation Week, alongside with the churches and the mosque. The Jehovah's Witnesses have an Infostand at the town square, yesterday they organized a public debate on intelligent design, and they are arranging tours to Bethel in Selters and the JW Congress Centre of Bingen.
For those who understand German:
For your information, please know that the Governing Body has tried out several things in Germany before rolling them out globally: Public Affairs Office, the distinction between Watchtower Bible and Tract Society and Jehovah's Witnesses were all firstly introduced in Germany. So, working together with other churches could be another test. And the branch office is in the know: a visit to the German branch office is part of the "Creation Week".

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