|Russian Branch Office of Jehovah’s Witnesses|
would be shut down and liquidated
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I know you and your staff are working hard to provide a fair and peaceful environment for the citizens of your country. At the same time I would like to implore you to reconsider the treatment of Jehovah’s Witnesses in your country.
In 1633 Galileo was convicted of heresy for publishing information that the earth was not the center of the universe. The Church used heavy-handedness to silence anything or anyone who challenged their authority. It took 300 years for the Church to admit that Galileo was right and clear his name of heresy.
Today in the 21st century, Jehovah’s Witnesses have become the target of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian government. Consider the steps that your authorities have taken: