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Bookshops and ministries at risk of closure

Bookshops and ministries at risk of closure

Bible work in 88 countries is at risk as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and national lockdowns.

1.8 billion Scriptures distributed by Bible Societies in five years

1.8 billion Scriptures distributed by Bible Societies in five years

When every piece of Scripture distributed by the Bible Society network since 2015 is added up, it totals more than 1.8 billion items – enough for almost a quarter of the world’s population.

Holiday at Home

Holiday at Home

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the rhythms of life.

Light shines in the darkness in Covid-stricken Egypt

Light shines in the darkness in Covid-stricken Egypt

As many Bible Societies struggle worldwide due to the pandemic, the Bible Society team in Egypt has made the most of a difficult situation, and been blessed greatly.

The revelation of the lockdown

The revelation of the lockdown

The missional environment in Britain has changed, perhaps in more profound, challenging and hopeful ways than we yet realise. We are seeing a spike of interest in the Bible, in prayer, and in Christian faith.

Mission during lockdown and beyond

Mission during lockdown and beyond

The National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast has become a fixture in Parliament’s timetable, but because of the coronavirus pandemic the event was held online. If you missed it, now’s your opportunity to attend. 

Jordan project to help traumatised refugees flourishes online during pandemic

Jordan project to help traumatised refugees flourishes online during pandemic

Bible Society of Jordan has completed its first online trauma healing group, which shows that despite the challenges facing many Bible Societies during the coronavirus pandemic, new God-given opportunities are also being grasped.

The breath of the Almighty gives me life

The breath of the Almighty gives me life

Dai Woolridge, Poet and Creative Development Specialist at Bible Society, explores the inspiration behind his spoken word response in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic based on Job 33.4 (NIV), ‘The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almi...

Church bookstores reopen in China; 11,000 free Scriptures head to Inner Mongolia

Church bookstores reopen in China; 11,000 free Scriptures head to Inner Mongolia

China’s authorities have given the green light for places of worship to reopen, meaning that Bibles are back on sale in church bookstores.

Is the Bible racist?

Is the Bible racist?

The death of George Floyd at the hands of police in the US – and more recently of Rayshard Brooks – has galvanised anti-racism activism under the 'Black Lives Matter' banner.

Bible mission enters crucial phase in China

Bible mission enters crucial phase in China

Arleen Luo, Bible Society’s China Mission Specialist, shares both the challenges and opportunities of spreading the word of God in China and explains why your continued support is so vital today.

28,000 Syrian children given gifts of Scripture amid conflict and pandemic

28,000 Syrian children given gifts of Scripture amid conflict and pandemic

Twenty-eight thousand children in Syria were thrilled to receive Scriptures this Easter thanks to the generous giving of people like you.

The Bible and the President

The Bible and the President

A picture of the Bible has flashed all around the world. It’s on every news channel and in every newspaper. As an organisation devoted to distributing and promoting the Bible, we might be expected to be happy about that. But we’re not.

Open to all: National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast 2020

Open to all: National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast 2020

The National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast in Westminster Hall has become a fixture in Parliament’s timetable, but until now numbers have always been limited. However, because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year the event will be held online ...

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