By Alice Warner
Jehovah’s Witnesses have spoken about their work in Leicester and what they hope to achieve in the future.
A Jehovah’s Witness, from Leicester, who did not want to be named, said: “Our main aim is to get people to read the Bible and get to know it for themselves, because the world is so confusing.”
“To study the Bible and get others to study is what we do.
“The spectrum of people that actually speak to us is surprisingly broad.
“We are placed on a main road more for advertising and so people notice us. We also have the magazines on stands so that people can just take them, they don’t have to talk to us.”
He and his colleague plan to move around Leicester and into the city centre next month aiming to talk to even more people.
In the 2011 census in Leicester, it was reported that there were more than seven religions in Leicester and more than 20 languages spoken around the city.
The Witnesses position themselves dotted around the city in specific places, armed with magazines and a mind full of knowledge.
The magazines that are available change every month and the current magazine is based around disaster, with all that is happening around the world.
In addition to this, they also have a website with some applications especially aimed at children.
For example, animated characters teach children how to tidy their rooms etc.
There are 8,340,982 Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide, and 119,485 congregations around the world, one of which is based in Littlemore Close, Leicester.
Exploring other cultures and religions is a very important part of life and keeps you mindful of the people around you.