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The purpose of the Conference was to get all the clergy together to put pressure on the rogue clergyman in the picture to shave off his beard.  How can you look like a clergy with a beard?

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This continuous, never-ending global controversy has been going on since the 1960's, that I am aware of personally, and even before, when Judge Rutherford PERSONALLY forbade beards among Jehovah's witnesses, with the possible exception of post-menopausel Sisters .... and the Society has never definitively stated ANYTHING. 

With my usual lack of humor I present the Draft Copy of the December 2016 issue of the Watchtower which showed a Brother shaving on the cover ... it was changed before being distributed, because the Brothers responsible for the VERY GOOD and accurate article ... disappeared mysteriously.

After you save the file to your hard drive, from the TOOL BAR, be sure to set your ADOBE PDF reader under VIEW to "Reading Mode" and under ZOOM,  "Fit Page" to read it.

 

 

Dec 2016 Watchtower draft article .pdf

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Meeting of representatives of all churches and religious communities in Austria (recognized by the government) with Federal Chancellor Faymann 

 

On 9 June 2009, Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann met with the representatives of the 14 religious communities recognized in Austria in a joint dialogue on social cohesion in Austria at the Federal Chancellery in Vienna.

In the picture (vLnR) Gerhard Weissgrab , Lotha Pöll , Walter Schneeweiß , Mesrob K. Krikorian , Anas Shakfeh , Michael Bünker (Evangelical- Christian Church) Bishop John Okoro (Old Catholic Church), Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann , Bishop Nikolai Dura (Greek Orthodox Church), Cardinal Christioph Schönborn (Catholic Church), Bishop Anba Gabriel (Coptic Orthodox Church), Viktor Wadosch (Mormons) 
Oberrabiner Chaim Eisenberg (Israelite religious community).

 

http://www.forum.foref.info/news/oesterreich/religionsgemeinschaften-fer-gemeinsamkeit-in-esterreich/index.html

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2 hours ago, Emanuel Tarimo said:

According to the list no any Jehovah witness present that is good

Not quite.

18 hours ago, Gone Fishing said:

Walter Schneeweiß 

Reporting on the fact that Austria had implemented the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights of July 2008 regarding recognition of Jehovah's Witnesses in Austria, the news source, derstandard.at,  stated that: 

"It's not over yet"

8 May 2009, 12:43

Recognition is "milestone, anyway, Jehovah's Witnesses demand change in the legal situation

Vienna - After their recognition as a religious community, the Jehovah's Witnesses continue to pose a change in the legal situation. The recognition is a "milestone", Walter Schneeweiß, a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses board, on Friday at a press conference. 

http://derstandard.at/1241622251341/Zeugen-Jehovas-Es-ist-noch-lange-nicht-zu-Ende

The Austrian Jehovah's Witnesses website also mentions this report.

https://www.jehovas-zeugen.at/Presseschau.19.0.html

So it appears legal recognition obligates to some communal participation as a state recognised religion. Attendance at this meeting of 09June 2009, coming hot on the heels of the announcement of recognised status the previous month, was probably judged as expedient at the time. Walter Schneeweiß represented the branch.

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On 9/22/2017 at 21:33, Gone Fishing said:

"...representatives of the 14 religious communities recognized in Austria in a joint dialogue on social cohesion in Austria..."

Imagine how many meetings and joint dialogue have done (and still doing) through decades by WT representatives (elders) with "beast" and "Babylon the Great" out of rank and file members eyes who are "untitled" to hear "privilege informations".

But ok, members would not understand the reasons and subjects for conversations??!!  :)))) On other side, greater sin for average JW member is to paint walls in a church than for WT elder who sit (and drink or eat) on the same table with "satan servants". Hehe, hypocrisy? or just demagogy and practical move in modern time.   

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