OBSERVANCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY 2021

The International Indigenous Peoples Day was first pronounced by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1994. It was decided that the International Indigenous People Day shall be observed on 9 August every year. By following this, on 17 September 2010, during the Annual General Body Meeting of the National Council of Churches…

Chennai Bible Exhibition

  ‘ I have come to get an ESV bible’ said one visitor to the Bible Exhibition. ” I have come to get a large print Bible for my mother”, said another. “I got a children’s Bible for my daughter”, said a father. There was a Bible for everyone at the Chennai Bible Exhibition. The…

BSI Day @ the Ecumenical Convention

Rev.Matthew Skaria, BSI Auxiliary Secretary, Kerala shared the Word on the BSI Day at the Ecumenical Convention, Kattapara, Idukki, Kerala. The Auxiliary also conducted a Bible Exhibition. We thank God for oppotunities for the promotion of the Bible cause and Bible advocacy.

BSI Central Council Meeting

Every three years the Executive Committee of the BSI along with the delegates from the BSI Auxiliaries across the country gather together to assess the Bible work and work on strategic direction for the next triennium . The Central Council consists of the Executive Committee, the office bearers of the Auxiliaries, and delegates representing the…

DIGITAL BIBLE ENGAGEMENT

The BSI Ranchi Auxiliary organised a two day workshop on Building Digital Communities to build awareness on the digital Initiatives undertaken by the BSI. The two workshop included ‘talks’, ‘discussion groups’, and ‘hands-on’ experience on using the digital.  Mr. Samuel Thambusamy presented the opportunities and challenges of the digital for Bible Societies. He introduced the…

THE RELEASE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT IN NAGAMESE! 

Nagaland is one of the three states where the population is mostly Christian. The Bible has played a significant role in the socio-economic transformation of the various Naga communities. Nagaland has several indigenous Naga groups, and interestingly they speak mutually unintelligible languages. Hence,English is the ‘unifying’ official language of Nagaland. However, Nagamese – a creole…

BSI – CHURCH RELATIONS DAY

The Bible Society of India serves all Churches in translating, publishing the Bible in many languages and distributing them among their congregations. The BSI is the handmaiden of the Church even as it is a Servant in God’s Mission.  The 14th of November was observed as the Church Relations Day to reiterate the ‘Philadelphia Promise’…

Celebrating the Bi-Centenary of the First Published Telugu New Testament

Thanking God for the Telugu Bible Translation. This is the Bi-centenary year of the first published Telugu New Testament. Thanking God for the tireless effort, grit and determination of Ananda Rayar, an Indian Christian, who completed the Telugu New Testament Translation even after the untimely death of the missionaries.