Breaking from a century-old tradition in the name of health and safety, the largest convention organization in the world has moved its annual in-person event to a virtual format for the second time in as many years, canceling nearly 6,000 conventions in 240 lands.
Since 1960, Jehovah’s Witnesses have held a large convention in Papua New Guinea and sometimes using facilities such as Sir Hubert Murray Stadium, Sir John Guise outdoor and indoor Stadium, and Sir Ignatius Kilage indoor Stadium to hold their annual convention. However, in 2020, the pandemic unexpectedly interrupted that tradition moving the international religious organization to cancel in-person conventions throughout the world and launch a global virtual event. This was a first for Jehovah’s Witnesses, who have held public conventions in stadiums, arenas, convention centers, and theaters around the world since 1897.
“Powerful by Faith!” is the theme of the 2021 global event, which will be delivered in more than 500 languages to households throughout the globe over six weekends during July and August 2021, uniting some 15-20 million people in 240 countries. Since the convention is typically held from Friday through Sunday, the program will be available in six installments corresponding to morning and afternoon sessions. “Friday” morning’s session will be available for streaming or download beginning June 28, 2021.
All are invited to attend the event by going to JW.ORG on the web or JW Broadcasting on the free JW Library iOS or Android App 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.
For more information, please contact Jehovah’s Witnesses of Papua New Guinea (675) 3020100 or inboxPID.PG@bethel.jw.org.
|Program Day||Date Available for Streaming or Download from JW.ORG||Dates Congregations Around the Globe will Unitedly be Viewing the Program|
|Friday Morning||June 28||July 3-4|
|Friday Afternoon||July 5||July 10-11|
|Saturday Morning||July 19||July 24-25|
|Saturday Afternoon||July 26||August 7-8|
|Sunday Morning||August 9||August 14-15|
|Sunday Afternoon||August 16||August 21-22|