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Justin Welby confirmed Archbishop of Canterbury

Justin Welby confirmed Archbishop of Canterbury

Bible Society offers the new Archbishop of Canterbury our congratulations and prayers. Group Chief Executive, James Catford says, "Justin Welby is a thoughtful and compassionate man. We pray that his leadership will be marked by what the biblica...

Biblical 'beats' in Obama's acceptance address

Biblical 'beats' in Obama's acceptance address

Did anyone else detect certain biblical allusions in Barack Obama's acceptance speech on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning? The President is noted (by critics as well as supporters) for his stirring rhetoric and it seems his speechwriters are aware of ...

Footballer Muamba: my story

Footballer Muamba: my story

Fabrice Muamba was on a 5Live special talking about his recovery from a heart attack. In the half-hour-long interview, Muamba talked to Reading striker Jason Roberts about how he's coming to terms with the situation – having suffered a heart att...

Filmmakers pitch their ideas for short films inspired by the Bible

Filmmakers pitch their ideas for short films inspired by the Bible

The Pitch is a competition to come up with great, contemporary films, drawing on the Bible for inspiration. Entries are in for this year's competition and the longlist is now open to the public vote.

'Everyone should read the Bible': Pullman

'Everyone should read the Bible': Pullman

Three books every child must read: the Bible, Grimm’s Fairy Tales and The Arabian Nights.

Rihanna tweets the Bible

Rihanna tweets the Bible

Pop diva Rihanna may have surprised some fans on Twitter by quoting from the Scriptures.

Jamaican New Testament – catch up on the coverage

Jamaican New Testament – catch up on the coverage

The Jamaican New Testament was launched in October and generated considerable media attention. In case you missed it, we've rounded up the various bits of coverage here.

Christians called to tackle corruption

Christians called to tackle corruption

Governments, businesses and churches across the globe are being challenged to expose and tackle corruption.

Jamaican New Testament launched

Jamaican New Testament launched

More than 100 people gathered at the Jamaican High Commission in London yesterday [Tuesday] for the launch of the Jamaican New Testament. It was the result of a 20-year-project.

Archbishop says no regrets about being outspoken

Archbishop says no regrets about being outspoken

The Archbishop of Canterbury last night confessed to having ‘regrets’ as he comes to the end of his 10 years in office. In his last major speech before stepping down at Christmas, Dr Williams quoted Edith Piaf saying, ‘Je ne regrette rien.’...

How sport and Scripture joined hands this summer

How sport and Scripture joined hands this summer

As Olympic fever dies down, the union flags are packed away and a nation reflects on a golden summer, hundreds of Games athletes have headed home with Scripture in their suitcases. Thanks to Bible Society supporters, the Bible was available at Lon...

Comment: the Bible and EastEnders

Comment: the Bible and EastEnders

So every EastEnders storyline comes from the Bible, apparently. Jennifer Robins, storyliner on the show, said yesterday that “The prototype of every EastEnders story can be traced back to one source: David and Goliath, Daniel in the Lions’ Den, ...

Jamaican New Testament launches October 2012

Jamaican New Testament launches October 2012

Some five million people around the world speak Jamaican Patois, many of them in the UK and it’s taken 20 years of work by the Bible Society of the West Indies to put the New Testament into the language.

Comment: on wearing crosses and carrying them

Comment: on wearing crosses and carrying them

Here's my question, and it's really one of emphasis: is all this noise being made about the right to wear a cross threatening to overwhelm any signal about the call to carry one?

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