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Exciting things are happening in the Bible work around the world. People are finding hope, comfort, and renewed lives as God speaks to them through His Word - in their language!

We are delighted to share these stories of God’s amazing work.


 

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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I grew up with my grandmother in a small village called Begoro in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Grandma wasn’t formally educated and never spoke English, but she spoke and read Twi (my mother tongue) very fluently. Coming from a lineage of kingmakers, Grandma had the privilege of learning to read and write Twi at night school organized by the Basel Mission of the Presbyterian Church. She had a Twi Bible (Akuapem), which she religiously read to me at dawn and at bedtime. She cherished that Bible until she passed a few years ago.

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Canadian Bible Society

(To celebrate Thanksgiving day on Monday, October 9, we are featuring this blog post written by Dr. William H. Brackney.)

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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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(The Canadian Bible Society is honoured to be a part of the recently concluded Canadian International Faith and Family Film Festival. On its first year, the festival aims to showcase and celebrate faith and family based films. This blog post talks about what transpired during the two-day festival and the Awards Show as shared by CBS’ Regional Director for Ontario, Lisa Pak.)

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(September 30 is the United Nations’ International Translation Day. To celebrate this day and the importance of Bible translation, we are featuring this blog post written by one of our Translation Consultants, Jeff Green. The Canadian Bible Society is committed to the accurate translation of God’s Word; it’s not always easy, especially when a language doesn’t have the exact translation of the original text – Aramaic, Greek or Hebrew. The story below illustrates this challenge – and how translators arrived at the perfect word).

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This year, the theme of International Youth Day is Youth Building Peace. Our thought and value systems, which are built on the education we receive, form the basis of our involvement in society. As we consider the role young people can play in bringing about peace, let us take time to reflect on the teachings which prompt our youth to build a peaceful society.

Youth making peace sign

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(The Canadian Bible Society received the following report written by Bill Lawton, volunteer for Missionaries Association of Canada, a CBS partner based in Edmonton, Alberta.)

Why 365 in 365? Quotas encourage and motivate me. They give me something concrete to aim for. They may bother some people, but I thrive on them.

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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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