The US-headquartered Jehovah's Witnesses
have been under pressure for years in Russia, where the dominant Orthodox Church is championed by President Vladimir Putin.
"My mother was a Sunday school teacher in chapel in Ely but was very open-minded and looked for answers in the Bible and it was only the Jehovah's Witnesses
that referred her to the Bible," says Sue.
Yet despite this concern about an ever uncertain world "Jehovah's Witnesses
don't get involved in politics", explains Andrew Barstow.
Notably, the Barnette case was the second involving both Jehovah's Witnesses
and the First Amendment in which the Supreme Court reversed itself in 1943.
are members of a Christian-based religious movement.
The story of Jehovah's Witnesses
begins in the late 19th century near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a group of students studying the Bible.
The Jehovah's Witnesses
have 16 other properties in their New York City portfolio.
"If there hadn't been the two-witness rule and the Jehovah's Witnesses
had reported the allegation of child sexual abuse to the police, the great likelihood is that my client and many others would not have been abused by that same person."
promise a clear explanation of the subject and invite the public to attend some or all of the sessions.
The relevance of the relations between state and Romanian Jehovah's Witnesses
during the Post-Communist period resides in various aspects.
have come out on top in an unholy row over their plans for a new centre in a Northumberland market town.
The Bulgarian far-right VMRO formation has cried foul over the charges pressed again regional leader in the Black Sea city of Burgas, who has allegedly organized a violent attack against members of the Jehovah's Witnesses