"Women cannot teach in the congregation, they cannot deliver public talks or say public prayers.
When they conduct a private Bible study or say a prayer with another person, while a man is around, she has to wear a scarf on her head as a sign of being submissive." One questioner asked what they should do to avoid Jehovah's Witnesses knocking on their door.
Jehovah’s Witnesses, who make up just less than 1% of U. adults, are known for their door-to-door proselytism. A solid majority of adult Jehovah’s Witnesses (63%) have no more than a high school diploma, compared with, for example, 43% of evangelical Protestants and 37% of mainline Protestants. On the flip side, about two-thirds (65%) of current adult Jehovah’s Witnesses are converts – like Prince, they were raised in another faith. Christians overall to participate in prayer or scripture study groups and to read scripture at least weekly, among other religious behaviors.
But members of this denomination, which has its origins in 19th-century America, are also unique in many other ways. Jehovah’s Witnesses have a low retention rate relative to other U. Jehovah’s Witnesses identify as Christians, but their beliefs are different from other Christians in some ways. Like many other highly religious Christians, Jehovah’s Witnesses tend to take conservative positions on social issues.
Most Jehovah’s Witnesses – roughly two-thirds (65%) – are women, while only 35% are men. For one, while half of Jehovah’s Witnesses say they believe in heaven, very few (7%) say they believe in hell, the traditional image of which is challenged by the denomination’s teaching. And most Jehovah’s Witnesses (83%) say their religion is the one true faith leading to eternal life; only about three-in-ten U. Christians (29%) believe this about their own religious faith. But Jehovah’s Witnesses do not commonly advocate for these beliefs in the political sphere.
Im seeing all these things happening in the Christian churches too.Here are a few facts about Jehovah’s Witnesses in the United States today, based on Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape Study: Jehovah’s Witnesses are among the most racially and ethnically diverse religious groups in America. For instance, they teach that Jesus is the son of God but is not part of a Trinity. Nine-in-ten Jehovah’s Witnesses (90%) say religion is important in their lives, while similar shares say they believe in God with absolute certainty (90%) and that the Bible is the word of God (94%). Christians) and – perhaps not surprisingly – share their faith with others at least once a week (76% vs. For example, three-quarters (75%) say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases, while similar shares oppose same-sex marriage and say homosexuality should be discouraged by society (76% each).No more than four-in-ten members of the group belong to any one racial and ethnic background: 36% are white, 32% are Hispanic, 27% are black and 6% are another race or mixed race. By traditional measures of religious commitment, Jehovah’s Witnesses are one of the most highly religious major U. Our survey found at least two other interesting ways in which Jehovah’s Witnesses stand out in their beliefs. Christians who believe in hell is 10 times larger (70%). Christians overall, Jehovah’s Witnesses are especially likely to say they attend religious services at least once a week (85%, compared with 47% of all U. Christians), pray daily (90% of Jehovah’s Witnesses vs. Roughly three-quarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses (74%) also reject evolution, saying humans have always existed in their present form since the beginning of time.People call me one of the “world’s greatest female athletes”. Women in the Witness religion are indeed treated very much in the way that Williams rails against; judged and restricted very much by their gender and not their abilities or dreams.Do they say Le Bron is one of the world’s best male athletes? This apparent double standard has not gone un-noticed by many ex-JW women, and one of them, activist Lydia Finch, has written an open letter in response.