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Going to the movies!

(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.)

 

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 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).

 

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 prompt our youth to build a peaceful society.

Youth making peace sign


 

 

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. The staff contest yielded a lot of interesting facts, some of which are featured below.


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Make a Special Commemorative Donation

The Canadian Bible Society has long been at work, ensuring that every person in Canada will have access to the Word of God. Through partnership with various ministries in Canada, CBS is able to bring God’s Word to:

  • Men and women in prison
  • Children and youth in summer camps
  • New refugees/migrants
  • Canadian soldiers
  • First Nations communities
  • The Visually-impaired
  • And more!

Help us reach more lives with the life-changing message of the Bible with a special commemorative gift today.

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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 knee. Osteomyelitis had set in requiring numerous surgeries to try and correct the condition. Unfortunately, it flared up again in Winnipeg.

 

A Whole New World

As the oh-so-famous lyrics from Disney’s Aladdin, “A Whole New World”, go:

A whole new world
With new horizons to pursue

I'll chase them anywhere
There’s time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you.
A whole new world
That's where we'll be
A thrilling chase
A wondrous place

For you and me.”

 

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.

Make a special Mother's Day gift in honour of your mother or a special woman in your life.

 

Prayer for Mothers for those stressful days

Lord Jesus, thank you for our mothers, women who are often rushing, burdened, and stressed.

Would you help our mothers to seek to have “the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight” (1 Peter 3,4), and to remember that “Love is patient, love is kind… It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs... It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” (1 Cor 13.4-8)


 

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 the greater worth in the eyes of the emperor, and the one he trusted the most. When she died, in 1631, the emperor could not be comforted. So he decided to build her a tomb, the magnificence of which would parallel the depth of his love.

 

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