In a context of confusion and flashy journalism, rigour becomes a precious value.
“Gospel, identity and coexistence” were the themes of the General Assembly of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance. Two days in Palma de Mallorca to reflect about the role of evangelical churches in society.
Other shipments of Bibles at Port Sudan have also been detained over the past two years. “It is difficult to get Bibles in the country”, a church leader says.
The German Bible Society gives a “Luther Bible 2017” to every German who has the same surname as the Reformer.
“The image of Christians as a persecuted minority is not completely right”, says Egypt’s Bible Society Director Ramez Atallah in an interview with Evangelical Focus. He analyses the coexistence with Muslims and the role of the evangelical community.
Around 200 people read the Bible publicly in Madrid’s Main Square, a place where “heretics”, followers of the Reformation, were condemned.
Islam is in Europe to stay, albeit progressively and in different forms. Different versions and traditions of Islam compete with each other. It has become Europe’s second religion after Christianity.
Statistics often do not give any indication of the religious commitment, beliefs and practices of a person. Some believe that only a third of all Muslims in Europe actively practice their Islamic faith.
Spanish evangelicals propose new theses in areas like politics or science.
The Bible Society of Egypt says devaluation of the national currency is a challenge: costs of production have increased.
The Unamuno prize was awarded to writer and academic Antonio Muñoz Molina, for “his appreciation to the so-called ‘Bear Bible’.”
President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation defines the Bible as “fitting and proper for the molding of the spiritual, moral and social fiber of our citizenry.”
The Jubilee Centre offers an online programme that “unpacks the biblical vision for society, and introduces the idea of thinking relationally”. European students are welcomed.
The book fair has more than 7,000 exhibitors on site. The German Bible Society offered a special beer in celebration of the 500 years since the start of the Protestant Reformation.
Scripture Reading out loud from cover to cover in the Oslo Cathedral park. The event was part of a four day Bible Festival held in Oslo in May 26-29.
The Servant Queen and the King She Serves will mark Queen Elizabeth’s forthcoming 90th birthday and offers “rare insights into her personal thoughts and Christian faith.”
The Old Testament was translated for the first time and the New Testament was rewritten using modern orthography. Yup’ik is the aboriginal Inuit language of people in the Southwestern Arctic.
Brazil is the country where more Bibles were distributed. The figures rise significantly in conflict countries like Syria and Ukraine.
The evangelical Spanish TV program “Buenas Noticias”, celebrates its 30th anniversary giving 3,000 bibles.
This summer, the Bible Society, along with local churches, will bring Bibles and develop literacy programs in Cambodia and Laos.
The project became a great success: almost one million Bible booklets were distributed. There was also a noticeable rise in ‘Alo’’s sales figures. “’We have become far better known through the project with ‘Alo", said Serbian Bible Society.