23 March, 2008

Kingdom Hall

Kingdom Hall is the term for the meeting place for Jehovah's Witnesses. The term was first suggested in 1935 by Joseph Franklin Rutherford, then president of the Watch Tower Society, for a building in Brooklyn, New York. Jehovah's Witnesses use Kingdom Halls for the majority of their worship and Bible instruction.

Kingdom Halls vary in size and design. They are usually modest, functional structures with practicality in mind. As Witnesses do not use religious symbols, such are not displayed on or in Kingdom Halls. An annual Yeartext, or "theme scripture", which is the same for all congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses worldwide, is prominently displayed in each Kingdom Hall. Most Kingdom Halls have a literature counter, where publications are displayed, stored and dispensed to members of the congregation. There are more than 20,000 Kingdom Halls around the world.

SOURCE:
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses Wikipedia Entry

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