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Suna manna?

(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…
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If young people only knew…

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…
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The Bible in Canada’s history

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Canadian Bible Society staff recently held a contest to find out how the Bible helped shape Canada as a nation. God's Word played an important role in the founding of our nation, and you will see clues in our history, some engraved forever in special spots across the country.…
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The Greatest Canadian of All Time

TC (Tommy) Douglas was voted the Greatest Canadian of all time in 2004 by the viewers of CBC television. He was born in 1904 in Camelon, Falkirk, Scotland. At the age of six, TC immigrated to Canada with his family and settled in Winnipeg. Shortly before leaving Scotland, he had fallen and injured his right…
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What Mother’s Day is all About

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson officially established the second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day in the United States, declaring that mothers are a nation’s greatest source of strength and inspiration. All cultures celebrate motherhood and its different aspects. Some celebrate fertility and birth, others devotion and sacrifice, or courage and wisdom. However, all agree…
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The Considerable Worth of a Woman

True to tradition, Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan had a harem, but among his four queens, Mumtaz Mahal was the one he loved most. Everyone loved her on account of her beauty and her personality; people praised her especially for her elegance, grace, humility and great compassion. Queen Mumtaz was the favourite, the one who had…
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Operation Bible: Bayonets, Bullets, and Hope

 “[The Bible] has a profound sense of value … to men in their hour of greatest need.” ~ Rev. C.W. Gordon (Ralph Connor), author and Canadian Forces chaplain On November 11, the Canadian Bible Society remembers. We remember the strength and courage of members of the Canadian Forces who have died in the line of…
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“Is this a dictionary?”

Stanley had never held a Bible in his hands, let alone read one. So when he joined the Scripture Union Sports Camp this summer and was handed a sports New Testament created for Scripture Union by the Canadian Bible Society, he looked at it – confused – and asked his coach, “Is this a dictionary?”…
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More than just putting the Bible into a person’s hand

The Canadian Bible Society has for over 110 years shown its commitment and passion to make the Bible available in the first language of every person in Canada and around the world. Our commitment is more than just putting that Bible into a person’s hand, through sales or free distribution. It goes further. It means…
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To all mothers and mothers-to-be!

I will soon be leaving the Canadian Bible Society in order to give birth for the first time. I imagine that many mothers-to-be are, like me, experiencing a certain level of anxiety, fear of the unknown, and excitement as this major event is drawing near. I am therefore focusing this last blog post on preparing…
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