INTERRUPTION AT CHRISTMAS

MATHEW 1:18-25 We have tremendously high expectations of Christmas. We want everything to be perfect. We have pictures in our minds of children playing, church choirs singing, and people smiling and getting along. But often it is not that way. It is supposed to be, as the song says, “the most wonderful time of the…

TOWARDS A THEOLOGY OF DEATH

In the recent past, we had to confront deaths of several of our loved ones, including nine of our own dear colleagues succumbing to the Covid Pandemic. All of them could be, without any shadow of doubt described as “persons who have lived a life of kenosis”, emptying their own lives for the development of…

OBSERVANCE OF INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY

SEPTEMBER 8, 2021, 9.00 AM The Bible Society of India had the privilege to observe the “International Literacy Day” throughout our offices in India.   Imagine how different our life would be if we had never learned to read or write or understand any writing.  For millions of people in the developing world, this is the…

OBSERVANCE OF INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

The United Nations General Assembly had declared 21st September as International Day of Peace. It is observed to be a day of global ceasefire and non-violence. Currently, we see political turmoil, violence and war in Afghanistan and between Israel and Palestine and conflicts in different parts of the world. The Bible Society of India came together…

OBSERVANCE OF INTERNATIONAL TRANSLATION DAY

SEPTEMBER-30-2021 Language is a means of communication. The International Translation Day is a special day in the history of translation of the Bibles. It is a day to pay our tribute to the translation work done by our language professionals, and the translators. The task of translation plays an important role in bringing nations together,…

OBSERVANCE OF INTERNATIONAL SIGN LANGUAGES

The Bible Society of India joins the deaf community around the world in celebrating the International Sign Language Day representing more than 70 million people on October 4th, 2021. The theme for this year is “We Sign for Human Rights.”  It is a celebration and voicing with collective efforts of the deaf communities.  Civil society…

BIBLE SOCIETY OF INDIA – ANNUAL PLANNING WORKSHOP 2021

The Publishing and Marketing Department of the Bible Society of India conducted the Annual Planning Workshop 2021 for all the Auxiliaries and Central office for planning and reviewing the Scripture publishing, printing and distribution. The Annual Planning workshop was conducted from 20-24 September 2021 and UBS Publishers Institute was held on 28 & 29 September…

Reformation: A Challenge to Break Boundaries and Barriers

Friends, as we celebrate the Reformation Day again this year on the 31st October 2021, I want to suggest that we of all people are in need of reformation. In Acts 10, we read a beautiful story of Reformation. Apostle Peter receives a vision from God. In that vision, God showed him a sheet, and…

Respecting Boundary: a Gesture for Climate Justice

A reflection on Creation Psalm :104 Introduction:  Climate Justice is a subject matter that is discussed and studied from various perspectives and angles with basic understanding that connects Human Rights, the rights of the Subaltern people and Eco-justice. To reflect on our title “Respecting Boundary: a Gesture for Climate Justice” from a biblical text, I…