Global Event Promotes Pursuit of Peace: 2022 “Pursue Peace” Convention Unites 239 Countries in More Than 500 Languages

Against the tragic backdrop of a historic conflict in Europe, Jacksonville will unite with millions around the globe to promote the timely theme “Pursue Peace” as they participate in a six-part annual event scheduled for July and August, 2022.


Jacksonville resident Leo Grant, who will be attending this year’s convention virtually with his wife and daughters, had this to say about the 2022 program theme. “This year’s convention is especially timely as it deals with peace.  We live in a polarized world where violence is commonplace.  People need to know that true and everlasting peace is possible, and this convention will explain how.”


Leo, who has been attending conventions all his life, said he looks forward to attending again this year, albeit virtually. “They allow me to take a break from the problems of the world and focus on timely Bible based help and instruction.”


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 will be available for streaming or download beginning June 27, 2022. 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.”


Prior to 2020, Jehovah’s Witnesses held their annual convention locally at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville. While they hope to host in-person large 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.





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