Jehovah's Witnesses hold global conventions virtually

Posted at 5:02 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 18:27:48-04

WXYZ — Worship continues to look different for people of all faiths across metro Detroit.

For the first time since 1897, Jehovah's Witnesses are holding their annual conventions online.

Last year, the conventions attracted more than 14 million people around the world. The same conventions attracted 45,000 people to Ford Field in 2014.

This year, to ensure public health and safety, the conventions are virtual.

The 2020 theme is "Always Rejoice".

A free message is being offered in more than 1,000 languages, including different forms of sign language.

Everyone is welcome to check it out right now at