The Bible Society

Working in over 200 countries, Bible Society is a charity on a global mission to bring the Bible to life for every man, woman and child. The Bible Society believes that when people engage with the Bible, lives can change – for good. 

In some parts of the world, the Scriptures are difficult to access or are simply unavailable.

In this country, the Bible is readily available but has lost its significance and its value is unrecognised by millions.

The Bible Society is working hard here at home and in key areas across the world to change this. They take the Bible and find ways to translate and distribute it, create digital formats, advocate for its place in society and help people relate to and make sense of it in their everyday lives.  The Bible Society is now active in over 200 countries. Through translation work, it makes the Bible available in new spoken and signed languages, as well as revising existing Bibles to bring the language up-to-date. To meet the individual needs and demands of the millions wanting the Scriptures, production facilities not only print physical copies but also produce visual, audio and digital forms.

The Bible Society’s distribution network takes the Bible to areas it might otherwise be hard to come by, and literacy can be improved by empowering people to read, using the Bible as a reference.

A significant proportion of international work focuses on three areas which all have different needs and challenges and where Christianity is growing fast: China, Africa and the Middle East.

Currently in Ukraine, the demand for Bibles is enormous, bringing peace and comfort through God’s word.

The Bible Society is a charity, led by a team of people from different backgrounds and different church traditions, united by a common purpose: to bring the Bible to life.

The President of the Bible Society is His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London

How can you get involved?

  • Look at the Bible Society website. You will find an exciting range of resources.  There is a shop where you can get Bible study guides or with Christmas in mind nativity booklets, short films and festive gifts. Sign up for a regular e-newsletter of what is happening around the world.
  • The way we read today is changing with the development of technology. Lyfe is a resource to help understand the bible and has a free app to help you daily connect with God on the go.
  • You may also support the Bible Society and their world-wide spread of the Bible through prayer or by sponsoring.
  • There is a Bible book club you may join and study aids.
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