Fighting another kind of poverty

by Richard on April 19, 2006

The Bible Society has launched it’s latest campaign, 8:32 - Waking Up to Bible Poverty. Taking it’s strapline from John 8:32 (“then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free”), the Society has identified key causes of “Bible poverty” at home and abroad and is urging Christians to make a commitment to making the Bible more widely available. I’m a bit unsure about the way some of the material is expressed, but I reckon this is a worthwhile campaign and I’ll certainly be taking it to my church.

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DH 04.19.06 at 1:41 pm

Richard thanks for the link. This looks like a wonderful campaign. :) I will definitely pray for this organization.

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Olive Morgan 04.19.06 at 6:19 pm

I feel that my work for Wycliffe Associates (www.wa-uk.org) helps this campaign. I have at present (for sight-checking) some Old Testament stories in Cuiba, a language spoken by 2,300 in Colombia, and a few hundred in Venezuela, both of which are in the region of the Meta Casanare and Capanapara rivers and tributaries. About 50% are monolingual and have a 45% literacy rate in the Colombian group.They are semi nomadic bands of the Savannah - mainly hunters, gatherers and swidden agriculturalists (plantiing crops in slash and burn clearings). Wycliffe Associates aims to make sure that people of every language will have at least part of the Scritures in their heart language by the year 2025.

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Richard 04.19.06 at 7:01 pm

That’s great, Olive. Can you give us an easter greeting in Cuiba?

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