Posts Tagged “Bible Society”

What does the Bible say about refugees?

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What does the Bible say about refugees?

The Bible Society’s theologian-in-residence, Paula Gooder explains what the Bible says about refugees in four short videos. These great discussion starters may challenge our perceptions and provoke thought as Paula briefly unpacks familiar parts of the Bible. Jesus the refugee The gift of a stranger The land: living in it and leaving it Who is my…

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On the road … a journey through the Bible for migrants

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On the road … a journey through the Bible for migrants

Back in 2008, the French Bible Society produced an illustrated booklet On the Road: a Journey through the Bible for Migrants in conjunction with a group of migrant people. It combines 33 Bible stories, prayers, experiences of people who have had to leave their homes, and suggested questions for discussion. It can be used for…

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Bible verses about caring for refugees

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Bible verses about caring for refugees

The United Bible Societies websites lists some Bible verses about caring for refugees. Right through the Old and New Testaments, God has commanded that strangers and foreigners are loved and treated like family, and reminded his people that they were once foreigners in other lands. You can see the full list of verses on the…

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Bible Society continues to minister in Syria

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Bible Society continues to minister in Syria

Five years into the conflict in Syria, many staff members of the Bible Society have stayed and continued their work despite the dangers. The Society’s director said: “The thirst for Scriptures among Christians here has only increased with all the unrest. The past five years have been very traumatic for Syrians in general, and for…

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God’s concern for the outsider

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God’s concern for the outsider

The Scottish Bible Society’s head of Bible engagement, Adrian Armstrong blogged in January about Epiphany (Matthew 2 v 1, 11) … … when we remember the arrival of the Magi, Gentiles, outsiders, who came and bowed down to Jesus Christ. The arrival of these Eastern travellers was a fulfilment of God’s promises. To Abraham the…

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Bible Societies in Europe reach out to refugees

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Bible Societies in Europe reach out to refugees

United Bible Societies reports that Bible Societies across Europe have been following Jesus’s teaching and responding to the needs to refugees arriving in western Europe. ‘I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me a drink; I was a stranger and you received me in your homes …’ (Matthew 25) They explain:…

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