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Steadfast through the storm

Worldwide Bible distribution topped 32.6 million in 2021, showing the extraordinary commitment of Bible Societies to provide the hope of God’s Word amid a global pandemic.

Elder care program

2022 Impact Report | Loud and Clear in Long-Term Care Homes

In 2020, CBS launched a pilot program to support individuals in long-term care homes, in the form of audio Scriptures and music delivered through specialized easy-to-use audio devices and selected large-print Scriptural resources.

Man with headphones

2022 Impact Report | Unwrapping the Gift of God’s Word

CBS offers new resources to help people engage with God’s Word.

Girl leaning on a pile of sacks

2022 Impact Report | Rescuing and Empowering Girls

CBS partners challenge some of the darkest evils in the world, reaching out to rescue and empower teenage girls from spiritual and physical bondage.

2022 Impact Report | Breaking Down Physical Barriers

In 2021, thousands for whom God might have seemed silent, were helped through your gifts. Although COVID slowed progress, day by day more people who are visually or hearing-impaired gain access to the tools they need to encounter God’s Word.

Punjabi Man

2022 Impact Report | Punjabi Project Creates Early Impact

For CBS, publishing in the languages of the heart of Indigenous communities and the diaspora church is a high priority. One’s own language is the way God speaks most clearly and powerfully.

2022 Impact Report | 90 Translation Projects in 2021

Despite a second year of COVID disruption, in 2021, Bible Societies across the world completed Scripture translations in 90 languages used by 794 million people—just over 10% of the world’s population.

2022 Impact Report | Reclaiming Language, Renewing Hearts

Mourning the loss of their language and wanting to preserve it for their children, a team of women, some over the age of 80, began translating the Bible. They are now supported by CBS specialists but at the outset they had no guidance.

2022 Impact Report | Bible-Based Trauma Healing Gains Momentum

The Bible-based curriculum for groups includes basic mental health concepts. The group sessions and personal work help participants to identify their pain, share their suffering, bring their pain to the cross of Christ for healing, and, for cases where the trauma was caused by the actions of another person, learn to forgive their oppressors.

2022 Impact Report | Emergency Response to Youth at Risk

The needs of youth at risk called for an emergency response during COVID. Gifts from CBS donors were used in 37 locations serving youth at risk across Canada. About half of the gifts were Bible-based resources and the other half emergency operating grants.

Steadfast through the storm

Worldwide Bible distribution topped 32.6 million in 2021, showing the extraordinary commitment of Bible Societies to provide the hope of God’s Word amid a global pandemic.

Elder care program

2022 Impact Report | Loud and Clear in Long-Term Care Homes

In 2020, CBS launched a pilot program to support individuals in long-term care homes, in the form of audio Scriptures and music delivered through specialized easy-to-use audio devices and selected large-print Scriptural resources.

Man with headphones

2022 Impact Report | Unwrapping the Gift of God’s Word

CBS offers new resources to help people engage with God’s Word.

Girl leaning on a pile of sacks

2022 Impact Report | Rescuing and Empowering Girls

CBS partners challenge some of the darkest evils in the world, reaching out to rescue and empower teenage girls from spiritual and physical bondage.

2022 Impact Report | Breaking Down Physical Barriers

In 2021, thousands for whom God might have seemed silent, were helped through your gifts. Although COVID slowed progress, day by day more people who are visually or hearing-impaired gain access to the tools they need to encounter God’s Word.

Punjabi Man

2022 Impact Report | Punjabi Project Creates Early Impact

For CBS, publishing in the languages of the heart of Indigenous communities and the diaspora church is a high priority. One’s own language is the way God speaks most clearly and powerfully.

2022 Impact Report | 90 Translation Projects in 2021

Despite a second year of COVID disruption, in 2021, Bible Societies across the world completed Scripture translations in 90 languages used by 794 million people—just over 10% of the world’s population.

2022 Impact Report | Reclaiming Language, Renewing Hearts

Mourning the loss of their language and wanting to preserve it for their children, a team of women, some over the age of 80, began translating the Bible. They are now supported by CBS specialists but at the outset they had no guidance.

2022 Impact Report | Bible-Based Trauma Healing Gains Momentum

The Bible-based curriculum for groups includes basic mental health concepts. The group sessions and personal work help participants to identify their pain, share their suffering, bring their pain to the cross of Christ for healing, and, for cases where the trauma was caused by the actions of another person, learn to forgive their oppressors.

2022 Impact Report | Emergency Response to Youth at Risk

The needs of youth at risk called for an emergency response during COVID. Gifts from CBS donors were used in 37 locations serving youth at risk across Canada. About half of the gifts were Bible-based resources and the other half emergency operating grants.