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Fast Facts on Jehovah's Witnesses

JW statistics, history, beliefs and practices at a glance.


Jehovah's Witnesses; Jehovah's Witness; Jehova's getuigen; Testigos de Jehov√°


6.5 million


Founded by Charles Taze Russell, 1879, Pittsburgh


One God: Jehovah. No Trinity. Christ is the first creation of God; the Holy Spirit is a force.


No blood transfusions, no celebration of holidays, no use of crosses or religious images. Baptism, Sunday service at Kingdom Hall, strong emphasis on evangelism.

Main Holidays

Memorial of Christ's death, celebrated annually. All Christian or other religious-based holidays are rejected as unbiblical and pagan.


New World Translation of the Scriptures

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Title Fast Facts on Jehovah's Witnesses
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UpdatedJanuary 9, 2017
MLA Citation“Fast Facts on Jehovah's Witnesses.” ReligionFacts.com. 9 Jan. 2017. Web. Accessed 21 Jan. 2017. <www.religionfacts.com/jehovahs-witnesses/facts>

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