How to profile the Bible in inter-religious dialogue

We live in an incorrigibly religious world. Within a three mile radius of where I live in Oxford there are two Anglican convents, two mosques, an Orthodox Jewish synagogue, Greek and Russian Orthodox churches, a Quaker meeting house, a Tibetan Buddhist centre, a Sikh Gurdwara, a Hindu temple and a Catholic priory and a Catholic workers’ house. Read more
Author: Chris Woo. Published: 03/05/2016

Democracy, Conflict & the Bible - now on sale

We have some exciting news to share! Our first research publication entitled Democracy, Conflict and the Bible: Reflections on the role of the Bible in International Affairs is now available to be purchased and shipped worldwide via the Bible Society online shop. Read more
Author: Cristian Romocea. Published: 20/04/2016

How to do effective Bible advocacy in academia

There is a saying that goes, ‘The heart cannot rejoice in what the mind rejects.’ Of course, that doesn't mean that we are over-passionate about all things logical, but it does point to a certain barrier to faith, and one that involves Bible Advocacy. Read more
Author: Brian Howell. Published: 18/04/2016

Colours of the Bible

Despite a vibrant Church, the majority of Singaporeans still have low levels of biblical awareness and engagement. Colours of the Bible is an advocacy project that uses the arts to recapture people's imaginations and bring the Bible to life. Read more
Author: Naomi Dunn. Published: 11/04/2016

What does the Bible say about migration?

My family has migrated around the world, some going to and then returning from Malta, others migrants from Ireland. My father’s mother’s family were Polish Jews who had fled the pogrom of the Czar in Eastern Poland. Read more
Author: Luke Walton. Published: 04/04/2016

Four reasons why secularisation is good for international Bible advocacy

Secularisation is one of those impersonal global forces enthusiastically embraced by some and greeted with apprehension by others. Such disparity seems to reflect the feelings of our colleagues internationally. I see it as more of an opportunity than a threat to international Bible advocacy efforts, and the following are my reasons. Read more
Author: M. Girma. Published: 29/03/2016

Advocating for the Bible in sports

“Sport has the power to unite people in a way little else can. It breaks down racial barriers, it laughs in the face of all kinds of discrimination. Sport speaks to people in a way they can understand” – Nelson Mandela (Former President of South Africa). Read more
Author: Irfan Francis . Published: 21/03/2016

Reimagining Bible Advocacy in globalised youth cultures

I’m in a taxi on the backstreets of Western Nairobi. My driver is young – old enough to drive, but not by much! He taps away on his smartphone, while hip-hop music plays in the background. He pulls a pair of fashionable sunglasses from the neckline of his t-shirt to block out the glare. If it wasn’t for the scenery (and the weather) I could have been in London.  Read more
Author: Matt Valler. Published: 14/03/2016

Bible mission and Bible advocacy: a Balkan perspective

The Bible Societies clustered in the so-called 'West Balkan Partnership' (WBP) operate in a very traditional environment (where there is no clear demarcation between the mission of the church and the mission of the Bible Society), which is usually considered quite difficult for doing Bible advocacy. Here I want to briefly explore some ways in which we have tried to overcome this challenge. Read more
Author: Matjaž Črnivec. Published: 29/02/2016

The book of a minority or the book for society?

This frenzy of defensiveness for the Quran and Islam is unprecedented within the Arab Muslim world. It is an internal religious matter in one way, but in fact, it is much more public and crosses the line of one religion or ethnicity. This is because ramifications are affecting non-Muslims as well as Muslims. The discourse is interesting and even amusing. It focuses on good and bad interpretations of the Quran and Hadith and on issues of contextualization. In the past this was predominantly the p... Read more
Author: Labib Madanat. Published: 22/02/2016