Global event promotes pursuit of peace

2022 “Pursue Peace” Convention unites 239 countries in more than 500 languages.

WORLDWIDE — Against the tragic backdrop of a historic conflict in Europe, some Tampa Bay 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 through August.

“The regional convention has been a benefit to us for years,” said Jerry Carlisle. “My wife and I have both lost a spouse in death, and we have a disabled child, so the yearly conventions provide much-needed encouragement and practical suggestions for us as individuals and as a family.”

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 The program’s first segment was available for streaming or download in June. 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.”

Before 2020, Jehovah’s Witnesses held their annual convention locally at the Plant City Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. While they hope to host large in-person 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 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. For more information, please contact Jehovah’s Witnesses United States at (718) 560-5600 or

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