By KETRA KALUNGA
JEHOVAH’S Witnesses known for their public preaching work have returned to the streets to resume their public activities after a two year absence due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
And the Jehovah’s Witnesses would this year hold a virtual Global Convention themed “Pursue Peace” which will highlight how peace is being achieved by a global community even in areas ravaged by conflict such as Ukraine and Russia.
Public communication representative Lusaka region, Nathan Musonda said in a statement that regular visits to prisons have also been resumed.
Mr. Musonda said certain facets of the public ministry are resuming this June around the world with the exception of house-to-house contact which remains suspended.
He said that the public preaching work was suspended in March 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic before health authorities had issued instructions regarding religious activities.
Mr. Mosonda said when doing the voluntary work, Jehovah’s Witnesses would wear a mask as a health precaution for themselves and others.
“Throughout the more than two years of absence from the streets, Jehovah’s Witnesses have not been idle. They have been reaching out to people through letters, telephone, and by other virtual methods,” he said.
Mr. Musonda said religious meetings were maintained throughout the outbreak of the pandemic without interruption using video-conferencing.
There are more than 225 000 Jehovah’s Witnesses in Zambia in more than 3 577 congregations.