Bibles for OpPressed Women

THE CAUSE

Around the world women and girls are overrepresented among the oppressed and the marginalised. According to Oxfam, sixty per cent of the world’s chronically hungry are women and girls. Two thirds of children who do not attend school are girls. And one third of women around the world will experience gender-based violence in their lifetime.

That is why Bible Societies are reaching out to marginalised and oppressed women through Bible engagement programmes to bring them the hope of the Bible. Our focus is on India, Peru, and northern Israel.

THE IMPACT

By making a gift today, you will help:

  • The Bible Society of India to support widows in India by delivering one-day Bible engagement workshops.
  • The Peruvian Bible Society to build healthy families in Peru by providing a domestic violence programme.
  • The Arab Israeli Bible Society to run workshops for women and families in Israel on issues, such as parenting.

Katy finds solace in Romans 5:8

Through its “Magdalena: Empowering Women and Families through Scripture” project, the Arab Israeli Bible Society is reaching out to women and families with Bible engagement programmes. The aim is to empower women through workshops that address relevant topics such as forgiveness, peace, communication, and anger.

One woman who has benefited from an AIBS workshop is widow and mother of four, Katy.

Katy’s husband died during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I am angry at God, my deceased husband, and at myself,” says Katy. Through the workshop Katy learnt that her suffering did not come from God. She was able to write down her hurt and pain and to place it at the foot of the cross.

The verse Romans 5:8 (NIV) became significant to her. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” By the end of the workshop Katy felt that she had learned to trust in the Lord in all matters. “I will not surrender to sorrow and pain anymore. I will give up all things to be with Jesus and choose to be salt and light,” shared Katy.

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