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Jehovah's Witnesses

Overview:
Jehovah's Witnesses were founded in the U.S.A. in late 19th Century. Jehovah’s Witnesses believe the entire Bible is the ‘Word of God’. Belief that Jesus is the Son of God (but not divine) and is now ruling as King at God’s right-hand. The human soul ceases to exist at death but the resurrection of the dead will come in the future.
 
Followers (Estimated): Over 2 million worldwide, over 120,000 in the U.K.
 
Place of worship: “Kingdom Hall”.
 
Inclusion points:

Food: Food containing blood is forbidden. They do not smoke or use tobacco products.
 
Health: Most Jehovah’s Witnesses carry a Medical Directive/ Release card which directs emergency services staff not to use blood products for their treatment.
 
Festivals and Observances: Memorial of Christ's death: Observance to ‘The Lord's Evening Meal’, held after sundown.
 

Contact

Human Resources

University of St Andrews
The Old Burgh School

Abbey Walk
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9LB
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0)1334 463096