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The Latest Christian Halloween Protest: ‘JesusWeen’
What is JesusWeen? It’s an unfortunately-named Christian organization that opposes “ungodly” Halloween and its “evil characters.” This October 31st, instead of Mars bars, group members plan to hand trick-or-treaters mini Bibles. JesusWeen founder Pastor Paul Ade began replacing sugar with scripture in 2002. “All it took was putting a bible into every bag as they opened each bag with a smile”.
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‘Jesus Ween’: Christian Group Promotes Godly Alternative To Halloween
It’s got costumes, it’s got candy, but for some, what Halloween appears to be lacking is Christianity. To combat this apparent imbalance, one Christian group is promoting what it calls ‘Jesus Ween’, a faith-based alternative to the holiday.
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The Complete Guide To JesusWeen
A group of Christians are seriously trying to start a movement to replace Halloween with “JesusWeen.” Here’s how you can get involved! Share this post with all of your brothers and sisters!”
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Happy JesusWeen!
A Calgary religious group is swapping the good book for gumdrops; the ‘Jesusween’ initiative encourages homes to hand out bibles as well as chocolate bars. “Now Christians don’t have to be timid or be quiet or hide on that night. They can spread the word of god!” says Pastor Tim of the Gateway International Church. The group says it’s their way of reclaiming All Hallows Eve. “We give it out in addition to candy. Jesusween is not against candy or trying to hijack Halloween. Jesusween is about giving something more positive instead of all the gory images,” says Tim. Jesusween officially began in Calgary in 2002 and has spread to church groups worldwide. However, not everyone’s a fan. “I’m an atheist. I would just say no thank you, says one Calgarian Global News spoke with.
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Pastor Hopes Christians Will Celebrate ‘Jesus Ween’ Instead of Halloween
Jesus Ween is a non for Profit Organisation also known as JesusWin. We are focused on helping people live a better life. We educate people on how best to relate with non for profit organisations that publish devotionals, daily bread and Bibles. We also focused on helping people feel comfortable with volunteering with institutions that help the poor. Pastor Ade’s take on Halloween may seen a bit odd to some, but for select Christian denominations, the holiday is viewed as being too rooted in the occult. So, churches who find it offensive often hold alternative events on October 31 each year.
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Happy Jesus-ween: Canada pastor invents ‘Christian alternative’ to Halloween
Pastor Paul Ade wants October 31st to be associated with Jesus, not creepy costumes and candy, reports the Calgary Herald. That’s why he’s urging members of his congregation to wear white and hand out bibles on Halloween night. The so-called godly alternative to Halloween, which has its roots in both pagan and Christian traditions, is being dubbed “Jesus-ween”. “If it’s OK for a child to know about demons, it should also be OK for a child to know about Jesus,” Ade says. As he told Gawker.
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Christian group creates Halloween alternative
The pastor’s non-profit group is asking Christians to dress in white and hand out Bibles instead of candy. The group is also asking people to knock on doors and share the message of Christianity instead of asking for candy. the group is promoting the festival with a website, a YouTube video and a “Jesusween” smartphone app.
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Pastor Invents ‘Jesus Ween,’ Wants Christians to Pass Out Bibles on Halloween
The Christian group behind Jesus Ween, also known as Jesus Win, was concerned that Halloween promoted immoral subject matter, leaving Christians without a healthy substitute. The new holiday was conceived by Pastor Paul Ade, who leads a congregation in Calgary. Ade doesn’t believe Christians should celebrate the holiday. “I think it’s an activity that doesn’t have anything to do with Christians,” Ade told Gawker. “And I think many Christian families are not knowledgeable of what it’s all about.” “Halloween is not consistent with the Christian faith. Many people say they feel uncomfortable on that day. Supporters have high ambitions, expecting the new holiday to “become the most effective Christian outreach day ever,” according to the Jesus Ween website. The goal of Jesus Ween is to turn Halloween into a day of praise and awareness for Christian values instead of the promotion of “ungodly images and evil characters.”

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‘JesusWeen’ offers Bibles, postcards to trick-or-treaters
Organizers describe the event as an alternative for Christians who feel uncomfortable with the premise of Halloween. Oct. 31, the website says, is a day where “ungodly images and evil characters” are celebrated “while Christians all over the world participate, hide or just stay quiet.” Because it’s also a day when neighbours visit each other’s homes, Ade decided in 2002 it would be a perfect opportunity to hand out Bibles or kid-themed Christian literature to the costumed kids and their parents that came to his door. Mr. Ade is the founder of JesusWeen, a Christian alternative to Halloween gaining traction in Canada, the United States and the U.K. Instead of chocolate bars and lollipops, JesusWeen participants hand out Bibles, pieces of scripture or other Christian-themed gifts.
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Christian group celebrating “Jesus Ween” not Halloween
(CNN) – A Christian group is promoting a faith-based alternative to Halloween. It’s called “Jesus Ween.” Jesusween.com says Halloween is a day to “celebrate ungodly images and evil characters.” The pastor who created Jesus Ween says Halloween is not consistent with the Christian faith and many people feel uncomfortable on that day. The head of the Department of Religion at Texas Christian University, Nadia Lahutsky notes that like many American holidays, Halloween has pagan and Christian roots. She says Halloween means all hallows eve, the day before All Saints Day.
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JesusWeen: A Godly Alternative to Halloween
On Halloween, the streets are filled with people dressed as vampires, monsters, ghosts, and ghouls, but there is one thing noticeably absent. God. Thankfully, a Non-profit organization JesusWeen is trying to put God into the devil’s holiday. On October 31st, every Christian is expected to wear a white top to symbolize Righteousness.
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Hate Halloween? Celebrate ‘Jesus Ween’
Seth Abramovitch was delighted when he ran across JesusWeen.com, a site encouraging folks to participate in “Jesus Ween,” a Christian alternative to Halloween, on Oct. 31. Fortunately, he was able to get the founder, Pastor Paul Ade, on the phone. The movement’s Facebook page also refers to Jesus Ween as “World Evangelism Day” and predicts that it will be “one of the most effective Christian outreach day ever.”
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The ‘War on Halloween’: A Trick or a Treat for Conservatives?
Stephen Colbert, one of the good witches, has landed on a more elegant solution to the War on Halloween problem: …Jesus Ween, aka World Evangelism Day.

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Happy JesusWeen, Everyone!
JesusWeen is an effort put on by Christians to take over the pagan celebration of Halloween by hitting the streets and handing out Bibles, religious tracts, and other “Christian gifts” to friends and strangers, all to spread the word that Jesus Christ.
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Pat Robertson Calls Halloween ‘Satan’s Night,’ While Christians Use Holiday to Witness
During an episode of “The 700 Club,” Robertson’s daily talk show, a viewer wrote in saying he felt “unsettled” by the fact that every year his church “hosted one of the area’s largest haunted houses,” and how popular the holiday was in the church community. Robertson responded, “I agree with you, we need the power of God, not some kind of earth-set entertainment. We don’t believe in haunted, we don’t believe in ghosts, we don’t believe in all this business. Halloween is Satan’s night, it’s the night of the devil.” He continued, “Churches shouldn’t do that. You can do something besides have a haunted house. According to the initiative’s founder, Pastor Paul, “Christians will not have to hide during Halloween; instead they will share God’s love by giving others a gift.”
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Should Christians buy into Halloween?
Because of its pagan origins and emphasis on death, celebrating Halloween is out of the question for many, but many are finding some use for it. JesusWeen, a creation of Pastor Paul Ade, aims to knock on doors come Oct. 31 and instead of shouting “trick-or-treat,” hand out Bibles to the occupants. Other Christians say they have a hard time explaining to their children why there are suddenly skulls and vampires on display, and that the kids are disappointed when they’re not allowed to join in the fun. Others use it as a chance to celebrate the harvest, or hold a fundraiser for the church.
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The war on Halloween: Taming the devils, demons and pumpkins
This Halloween, some Barrie, Ont., elementary students will not go to school dressed as witches, goblins or zombies — but in simple shades of orange and black. The dress code is “an effort to respect the diverse value of … families,” according to a letter sent out by one school.
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Celebrate Jesus Ween: The Godly Halloween Alternative

Reluctant to have your little ones participate in a demonic (but delicious!) pagan ritual? Then choose to celebrate Jesus Ween this October 31st instead. A friendly, talkative man with an Asian accent answered. His name was Pastor Paul Ade, who runs a congregation out of Calgary. Jesus Ween was Pastor Paul’s brainchild, and very much a real thing — which he hopes will become a worldwide phenomenon. I asked Pastor Paul what he had against Halloween. “I think it’s an activity that doesn’t have anything to do with Christians,” he told me. “And I think many Christian families are not knowledgeable to what it’s all about. Halloween is not consistent with the Christian faith. Many people say they feel uncomfortable on that day. We think people should choose an alternative activity.”

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Bibles or candy: What are you giving out?

Toronto organizers have been petitioning churches and canvassing at local shopping centres. Roughly 500 area churches have been made aware of the program, said John Crowne of JesusWeen’s Toronto office. Other grassroots marketers have posted flyers in grocery stores and on car windshields. The website states that 2011 efforts are focused on Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton. JesusWeen also encourages participants to forego “evil”-looking costumes in favour of all-white attire. But anti-JesusWeen campaigners have taken to social media in the run-up to Halloween, criticizing the initiative for targeting children with religious dogma. “A Protest Against Jesus Ween” and “Stop the fascist Jesus-ween movement” are two Facebook groups. Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel spoofed the program earlier this month.

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Pastor Promotes ‘Jesus Ween’ as Halloween Alternative
Pastor Paul Ade is working to encourage Christians all over the world to set aside Halloween for evangelism. His suggestions: Christians should dress in white, rather than wearing costumes. The white attire symbolizes the righteousness of God as participants knock on doors to share God’s love. The group also suggests replacing sugar with Scripture. Pocket-size Bibles, Christian music, and tracts are among the Christian gifts Jesus Ween suggests. Although the group inspires all cities and countries to engage in what they are also calling “World Evangelism Day,” they have a goal to significantly impact the areas of Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Maryland, Houston, Dallas and London. “Halloween is not consistent with the Christian faith,” says Ade. “Many people say they feel uncomfortable on that day. We think people should choose an alternative activity.”
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JesusWeen ‘saves’ kids
In 2002, a US pastor was inspired to purchase numerous bibles which he then handed out to trick-or-treaters on 31 October, Halloween, according to JesusWeen.com. The Christian church has often been at odds with those celebrating Halloween for its association with pagan traditions, ‘witchcraft’ and ‘satanism’. It’s still a big deal, especially for many Americans whose kids put on fancy-dress costumes and patrol their neighbourhoods looking for sweets. Now Christian kids are being encouraged to hand out tracts, bibles and other Christian gifts at the same time as the trick-or-treaters hit the streets.
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JesusWeen: Tract or treat!
Some Christians insist that Halloween is capitulating to demonic forces. Enter JesusWeen. Ween, handily, is an old-fashioned word that can mean “believe”–as in, “I ween that this holiday is very silly.” So the good folks of JesusWeen have set out to reclaim the holiday and turn it into an evangelistic opportunity. “JesusWeen is expected to become the most effective Christian outreach day ever,” their website proclaims, “and that is why we also call it ‘World Evangelism Day.’” JesusWeen began when a Toronto-based pastor, Paul Ade, heard a word from God encouraging him to pass out copies of the New Testament to kids who came knocking on his door from Halloween.
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Atheists Should Welcome Jesusween Along With Halloween
Suppose that evangelical Christians around the world came together and agreed that they would host their main evangelizing to one day a year: November 1 (i.e., World Evangelism Day).
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‘JesusWeen’ offers Bibles, postcards to trick-or-treaters
A movement founded by a Calgary pastor is calling on Christians to forego the candy and costumes of Halloween and instead hand out Bibles to trick-or-treaters. It’s called “JesusWeen” and hundreds of churches across Canada and the U.S. are expected to take part in the event described on jesusween.com as a Christian gift-giving festival.
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Halloween… Jesus Ween …The Eve Of Saints Unseen
“Eve of All Saints Day”! Back in the day, the Christians who were winning the world and growing by leaps and bounds wanted to give their new converts something to celebrate.

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About

JesusWeen is a Christian evangelism movement also known as JesusWin or the “World Evangelism Day”. We are focused on helping people live better lives through the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. JesusWeen is a God-given vision which was born as an answer to the cry of many believers who find joy in sharing the gospel with the unsaved. The dictionary meaning of Ween is to think, expect and believe. These inspires us to give gospel gifts of salvation on every October 31st. We expect some to receive salvation while others will get to know of the gospel. These awareness is key to salvation and also serves as a priceless seed. We will continue with this vision irrespective of the ongoing pressure to discourage our work and stop the movement from spreading worldwide. 

Some Perspectives​

Every year, the world and its system have a day set aside to celebrate ungodly images and evil characters while some Christians all over the world either participate, hide or just stay quiet in fear during the Halloween celebrations. In some countries, October 31st is the only day that is widely acceptable to solicit and knock on doors. God has inspired us to encourage Christians to use this day as an opportunity to spread the gospel. The days of hiding are over and we should feel comfortable to take a stand for Jesus. “Evil prevails when good people do nothing”. JesusWeen has steadily grown and it’s expected to become one of the most effective Christian outreaches. This faith-based act of love eventually became a 2 day outreach to better accommodate the volume of harvest.

How It Started

In 2002, Pastor Paul Ade requested 300 copies of New Testament pocket size Bibles from the Bible Society to use for personal evangelism. A few days before Halloween, a word came to him to give out bibles to everyone knocking at his door expecting candy. On that day over 40 bibles were given out without him stepping out of his house. All it took was putting a bible into every bag as they opened each bag with a smile. It was much easier than expected and since then he got his kids to join him each year. Then in 2011 Pastor Paul Ade was led to share his harvest report with other believers and it was well received. This was followed by a major publicity campaign and then the initiative went viral in several countries. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure that JesusWeen remains an annual family-friendly global phenomenon that Christians use to reach unbelievers in their neighbourhoods. We will continue to work with Christians from different backgrounds on creative ways to reach our world with the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. The bible references on which our mission is based is as follows: Habakkuk 2:14 “For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea”.

Why Join

Join us today in being a world changer! Tour our website to see the different ways you can participate and the benefits. Join us in making Jesus the reason why millions will embrace salvation each year. Get involved and donate if and when we are accepting donations.
Partner with us and volunteer. We are the Light of the world and God is counting on us to get His job done! So, if you want to make your life count …please join or inform others at your church and city.

FAQ

Jesus Ween Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: I love the idea of Jesus Ween and I intend to participate. However, I would like to give out candy in addition to the bibles. Is this okay?
A: The Jesus Ween initiative is not against candy. It’s all about spreading the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. So if you want to give out candy in addition to your Christian gifts, it is very okay.

Q: I want to participate in this initiative. Do I have to wear a white top on October 31st?
A: Feel free to wear whatever you are comfortable with as long as it is consistent with the gospel you are spreading. We suggested wearing a white top because of those who have cultured themselves to wear an evil depicting costume on that day. You could dress as you do on any normal day.

Q: As a celebrant of Jesus Ween, what do I say to those who knock on my door to trick or treat?
A: Just say “Jesus Loves You” Please don’t get into any argument of some sort. Besides, Jesus did not send us to argue or to debate with the world, He sent us to spread the good news (gospel). Telling anyone (young or old) that Jesus loves them is the good news.

Q: Where can I get the bibles to give out?
A: We previously helped with making bibles and tracts available, and we will help with such resources in the future. You can find organizations who provide bibles for free or for less than $2 online or in your city. You could also create your own tract or order from a Christian organization.

Q: Is it your objective to hijack Halloween and replace it with JesusWeen?
A: No, that is not our objective. The objective is to spread the gospel and expand the kingdom of God here on earth. Jesus Ween is an alternative for anyone who chooses not to celebrate Halloween, especially for Christians. Many Christians are not knowledgeable about the spiritual implications of some aspects of Halloween which is why we encourage them to choose Jesus Ween, the Godly alternative on October 31st. Jesus Ween is about celebrating life not death.

Q: You could have chosen any other day in the year to spread the gospel but you chose October 31st. Why?
A: There’s no better day to choose. October 31st presents us with a unique opportunity to spread the gospel in that it is a day that is widely acceptable to solicit and go door to door, which is why we also call it World Evangelism Day and included November 1st for a peaceful outreach to show love by giving out free gifts like Jesus freely gave us salvation. You don’t even have to go out of your way; people will come to your doorstep anyway. So why not take advantage of the opportunities presented to us to make an impact.

Q: What comes next after Jesus Ween?
A: The World Evangelism Day is on November 1st and that encourages us to reach-out to everyone in our neighborhoods. Then a JesusWin celebration run for two weeks (Nov 1 to Nov 15). This is a time for us to gather in groups and churches to share testimonies, feedbacks and to pray for those we have reached. We also encourage participants to share their testimonies on JesusWeen.com or via email to jesusween@gmail.com.  We will tell it on the mountain tops and praise God for making us relevant by giving us such a wonderful opportunity to uplift others.

Q: How is JesusWeen different from World Evangelism Day?
A: JesusWeen is more of inviting people for fellowship, or giving out a bible or tract to anyone who knocks on your door. This is more within your home or immediate neighborhood. The World Evangelism Day is more effective if done in groups or as a church. This involves going out to parks, malls and your entire neigbourhood to give a Christian life changing gift to anyone that is willing to receive them. Your group or church can create a plan for the entire city, or work within our strategy to enable churches to focus on different areas of the city, and together we will reach everyone. While JesusWeen is more closer to your home, World Evangelism Day is focused on the entire neigborhood, city and nation. Be strategic and thoughtful when planning. You may need a few weeks or months to plan, while a full year plan may be required if working as a group or church.

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Press Release

September 12th

October 31st is fast approaching and God has inspired us to once again encourage Christians all over the world to play a significant role this year. We introduce to you the JesusWeen Christian gift giving festival which we hope will be an alternative for those who don’t celebrate or believe in Halloween. The dictionary meaning of Ween is to expect, believe or think. We therefore see October 31st as a day to expect a salvation gift or think of receiving Jesus.

We strongly believe this initiative will be beneficial to all Christians, Churches, and Christian Bookstores as well. JesusWeen will continue to have a positive effect and provide an alternative activity to millions of people worldwide. JesusWeen is expected to become the most effective Christian outreach day ever and that’s why we also call it “World Evangelism Day”, with an outreach on November 1st. It’s a day to give out Christian gifts, just as God gave us Jesus.

No more hiding on October 31st. ..You can participate in a positive way. JESUSWEEN is all about spreading the gospel on October 31st. We are not supporting or endorsing the celebration of Halloween but we have chosen to use the only day in most countries that individuals are allowed to solicit, interact and exchange gifts without breaking the law. 

Every year over 25 million people ask Google “who is Jesus”. It is unclear if they are given a godly answer to their question. Most are also directed to resources that will only provide little or very confusing information about Jesus and the Gospels. We hope to provide this much needed answers at all times, especially in the month of October and November.                 

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How To Participate

Individuals

Individuals can participate by giving out several Christian gifts on October 31st, especially when someone knocks on your door expecting candy, we prescribe you give a pocket size bible, gospel cd, Tracts, Poems, etc. You can print posters from JesusWeen website to post in your church or local bookstore. You can also give out your used Christian books and cds. We hope to have free publications and affordable links to buy helpful gift items

Groups

Outreach groups can be formed through church fellowships, cell groups, friends and colleagues. It could be small or larger groups go door to door, or evangelizing in the park. We recommend very little dialogue and more focus on giving a gift items or Christian books. Ministries and churches can be creative by including their contact information in the gift items, this will help the recipients know where to get more of the Good News.

Everyone

JesusWeen has been carefully planned with everyone in mind. Churches, ministries, individuals and groups can all participate physically, virtually, financially and prayerfully. We have made more impact in Canada, and the US. No one will be restricted from participating. All you need to do is pray first, then form a group and inform us via email, and we will provide you with further information and guidance. We only need need to do this by faith. 

You can participate as an individual, group or church by providing free bibles, tracts and other Christian educational gifts to friends and strangers. In Every City, Street, Home or School. Individuals and churches that have participated or supported this movement have witnessed supernatural growth and results. This is something you can do on your own or as a group. {Please Forward this info to others}

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Our annual JesusWeen and World Evangelism Day campaigns has helped our life changing vision to get the attention of millions worldwide. It may have started in North America but this campaign will continue to spread to other regions. This has provided the much needed boost to fulfilling our mandate.

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