Pakistan – beacon in the darkness of illiteracy
What good is giving someone who Bible if they cannot read it? Bible literacy programmes are proving successful and popular ways of helping people through the gift of literacy while introducing them to Christ through the Bible.
This ongoing and successful project seeks to help disadvantaged women in Pakistan by establishing 350 new literacy classes in 2017. The Bible Society in Pakistan aims to impact 7,000 new students through these classes.Learn more
Pass on the Christmas story to children
This year, we’ve produced some creative new resources to help parents pass on the Christmas story to children. The Well Good News of Christmas book features fun rhyming poetry and beautiful illustrations to tell the story of how Jesus was born and what he did when he grew up. We’re planning to distribute 3,000 free copies this Christmas.Learn more
Israel – reaching out to refugees
There are thousands of refugees and foreign workers in Israel. Many are living in extremely difficult circumstances and have experienced great trauma in their lives.
The Bible Society in Israel wants to offer an holistic outreach ministry to these people, including those in prison, by providing them with the Word of God in their own language along with essential supplies, prayers, emotional support and guidance.Learn more
New Zealand – Bible grants
Each year we give away more than 50,000 Bibles, New Testaments and Scripture portions to groups all over New Zealand.
We work closely with partner organisations and churches including Habitat for Humanity, The Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy, the New Zealand Defence Force (Navy New Testaments pictured above) and the New Zealand Police to bring the Bible to those that may never have encountered it before.Learn more
It has shaped the laws and politics of many western countries and influenced language, music and art. Today it continues to inspire many millions of Christians around the world. But what exactly is it?Read more
Bible Society is committed to delivering quality research into New Zealand’s relationship with the Bible. Since 2008, we have been engaging research companies such as Nielsen to help us paint a picture of how many New Zealanders read the Bible and the influence it has in their lives.Read more
The story of Te Paipera Tapu (The Holy Bible in Māori) began with the Rev. Samuel Marsden in Sydney. Learn the story of how the Bible was translated and printed in Māori and why it was so popular.Read more