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TORONTO, September 5, 2018 — The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) has distributed individualized memorial Bibles to the families of the Humboldt Broncos hockey players who tragically died as well as the survivors in the April 2018 bus crash. Having just returned from Humboldt, Saskatchewan, CBS Development Officer Reg Graves shared about his personal experiences while visiting with those family members.

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“Seeking Creative Ways to Engage Society with Scripture”  

The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) has just celebrated the distribution of 1 million Bibles in Cuba last month. Having just returned in June from the United Bible Society’s (UBS) annual gathering in Cuba, CBS National Director Rev. Dr. Rupen Das made this landmark announcement.

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“Let the nations be wakened.”
Joel 3.12 (NKJV)

TORONTO, June 21, 2018 – The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) has released their “31 Days of Prayer for our Nation” brochure this month to encourage all individuals, prayer groups and churches to stand together and unite in prayer for Canada.

“As we approach Canada day, we are excited about this opportunity to engage in prayer for Canada,” says CBS National Director Rev. Dr. Rupen Das, “and gratefully ask God to keep our land so that Canada can be a blessing to others.”

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TORONTO, March 26, 2018 – Former Executive Director of the Canadian Bible Society, Wallis (Wally) Arthur Sherwin, passed away peacefully at his home on March 18, 2018.

Wally grew up in Edmonton, Alberta where he attended high school at Camrose Lutheran College. Following high school, he spent a year at Foothills College in Mountain View, California, then the University of Alberta where he majored in Accounting and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

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TORONTO, November 1, 2017 – It is with great pleasure that we announce the unanimous election by the Board of Governors of Dr. Rupen Das as National Director of the Canadian Bible Society, effective January 1, 2018.

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TORONTO – September 29, 2017  The Canadian Bible Society was pleased to play a role in the Invictus Games by distributing 500 free specially created ‘I AM’ Good News Bibles. CBS Partner and Volunteer Rev’d. Greg Bailey was instrumental in ensuring these special Scriptures made it into the hands of veteran military athletes with a disability or illness. One of the CBS highlights during the Invictus Games was when one of these Bibles was presented with a special bookplate to HRH Prince Harry.

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TORONTO, Thursday, September 28, 2017 – The Canadian Bible Society is pleased to announce that we will be sending free booklets and Scripture Selections to the Eastern Caribbean over the next few weeks. These Scripture Selections have been developed to bring healing and comfort, especially focusing on those who are suffering directly from the aftermath of the recent hurricane disasters.

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TORONTO, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - The Canadian Bible Society is pleased to announce that Dr. William Brackney, Chair of the Board of Governors, has been appointed to the Pioneer MacDonald Chair of Baptist Theology and Ethics at Carey Theological College.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

TORONTO – (Canadian Christian News Service) – Employees of the Canadian Bible Society (CBS) will join with Canadians from coast-to-coast November 11 in marking Remembrance Day, to honour the memory of members of the Canadian Forces who have died in the line of duty. For more than a century, CBS has maintained an important relationship with Canada’s service personnel, providing our military men and women with more than a million copies (estimated) of the Christian Scriptures throughout that time.

It was at the beginning of the First World War in 1914, that CBS representatives first approached the federal government, offering to provide free New Testaments (with Psalms and Proverbs) to every man in the Expeditionary Forces. The Militia Department accepted the Canadian Bible Society’s offer, and so began the production of a special edition, khaki-bound book, bearing the Canadian Coat of Arms. The inside inscription included a quote from the biblical book of Joshua: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9 NIV

From that time, the special edition New Testaments were printed in several iterations over the years, with variations in size, cover, and additional content.

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