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      Anyone who regularly takes the el or subway has seen them.
      They stand quietly smiling with carts of religious publications, out on the sidewalk when it's nice out, and in the "unpaid" area of the station near the Ventra machines or turnstiles when the weather is inclement. The women are dressed modestly but sharply, and the men look natty as well, often wearing sport jackets and fedoras.
      They are volunteers from the Jehovah's Witnesses, a Christian denomination that claims 8.4 million members in 240 countries.
      Though I'm not interested in converting, I sometimes stop and say hello and pick up a copy of The Watchtower or Awake! out of courtesy, since I find their cheerful vibe oddly comforting. They're certainly more agreeable than the Old Navy Street Preacher, who hangs out at Randolph and State railing against fornicators and cigarette smokers.
      But not everyone appreciates the Jehovah's Witnesses' presence at transit stations. Kevin Havener, an Edgewater resident who often commutes via the Red Line, contacted me to share a message he sent to the transit authority, to which he says he never got a response. He claimed that the Witnesses' practice of offering literature inside el stations violated a guideline in the agency's Rules of Conduct warning against the distribution of written materials on CTA property.
      "I find this inexplicable permission deeply, personally offensive," Havener's message read. "Would the CTA allow other religious proselytizing [by groups] such as [Orthodox Jews], or Buddhists, or Hare Krishnas? OF COURSE NOT."
      Havener eventually revealed to me that he has a horse in this race. About a decade ago he and other members of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, an activist group, wanted to hand out leaflets inside the Fullerton el stop in Lincoln Park. When they asked the CTA customer assistant for permission, they were told they needed to be out on the public sidewalk far away enough not to block any station doors. "That made perfect sense, and that's what we did," he said.
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      If you’ve been in Newcastle city centre recently, you will have noticed them.
      Happily handing out copies of The Watchtower from carts, Jehovah’s Witnesses are taking to Newcastle’s streets in their droves.
      And the reason for the recent increase is simply due to a change in tactics.
      For years, members have gone door-to-door to spread the word about the faith.
      But now members are heading into the city to try and reach out to more people.
      “We feel the use of carts allows us to reach people we perhaps wouldn’t meet at home due to their work schedules or other factors,” said spokesperson Andrew Schofield. “The carts also provide the public with the choice of approaching us or not, which some people appreciate.
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      l would like to get some information on how l can get a cart with a monitor or how l can make one. Thank you. 
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      Varios ex miembros de los Testigos de Jehová de Finlandia están recurriendo a la justicia tras ser impedidos de denunciar crímenes sexuales dentro de la organización.
      La Liga Finlandesa de Derechos Humanos está acompañando el proceso y recuerda que la libertad de culto no exime a los grupos religiosos de respetar los derechos humanos.
      La petición de investigación en profundidad de las actividades de grupos religiosos vino del secretario general de Derechos Humanos, Kaari Mattila, tras un programa de televisión del canal Yle, donde ex miembros de los Testigos de Jehová hicieron graves denuncias.
      Algunos de los entrevistados dijeron que fueron prohibidos de denunciar crímenes sexuales a las autoridades. En vez de eso, fueron instruidos a esperar la resolución de los problemas a través de los “tribunales” internos de la organización religiosa, sin resultado práctico.
      El portavoz de los Testigos de Jehová de Finlandia negó las acusaciones, diciendo que todas las acciones criminales se notifican a las autoridades.
      “Las evidencias están siendo mostradas. Lo que falta es que las autoridades realicen la supervisión necesaria. Nuestras leyes sobre libertad de religión no son un pase libre para violaciones de los derechos humanos”, afirmó el Secretario General de la Liga.
      Después de haber sido  prohibido en Rusia , los testigos de Jehová también se enfrentan a dificultades en Portugal , donde son acusados de violaciónes de derechos humanos por parte de sus prácticas consideradas desleales.
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      Based on legal arguments that revolve around violations of several articles of the Portuguese Constitution and the Religious Freedom Act, a petition has been launched to the Portuguese parliament to extinguish the legal entity that represents the Jehovah's Witnesses in Portugal and eliminate this community from the national registry of religions recognized and protected by law.
      The petition does NOT seek to prohibit Jehovah's Witnesses as a whole in the country. The petition denounces the institutional policy of shunning former members as a violation of basic human rights and psychological torture, and asks lawmakers and Portuguese judicial authorities to take measures to stop this abuse and suspend legal recognition of the entity. the branch until the shunning policies are changed.
      The petition is now gathering votes. 1000 votes assure that the author (s) of the petition will receive a hearing in parliament to present their case; 4000 votes ensure that the parliament will debate the petition during its session.
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      Parliament denies petition will ban Jehovah's Witnesses ~ Things are moving towards an end.
      The decision was taken unanimously by the members of the Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Affairs, and without debate, in view of the opinion to that effect from the services of the Assembly of the Republic.
      The law requires that parliament prevent the admissibility of petitions when its object is illegal.
      Religious freedom is a constitutional right in Portugal since the approval of the Constitution of the Republic in 1976.
      Petitions are addressed by citizens to the Assembly of the Republic for the "defense of personal interests, the Constitution, the law or the general interest" or to request "a legislative initiative".
      When they are signed by more than a thousand people, the petitioners are heard in the parliamentary committee, the petition is published in the Diário da Assembleia da República and when they reach 4,000 they are debated in the plenary.
      The online petition on Jehovah's Witnesses, which has as its first subscriber José João Felgueiras Grego, claims that this religious organization is "against citizenship", "against blood", has an "extremist mentality", a " hate speech ", is" a dictatorship "and" destroys the dreams of the people ".
      Petitions are directed by citizen groups are directed to the Assembly of the Republic for the "defense of personal interests, the Constitution, the law or the general interest" or to request "a legislative initiative."

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