Bible Society in Northern Ireland


Translating the Word of God

Over 1 billion people live in India, speaking an estimated 3,372 languages and dialects. So far the Bible Society of India has been able to provide the full Bible to 70 of these languages, and a further 75 languages have the New Testament.

There is a growing need for Scripture in people’s heart language. Although some of the languages in India are considered to be minor or tribal languages, Christian growth among some of them is phenomenal.

This year the Bible Society of India is translating Scripture into another 22 languages.


Empowering Urban Slum Dwellers

Working in the slums in IndiaIn 2009 there were an estimated 49,000 slums in India. Families are living and working in inhuman conditions, deprived of education, recreation, health, nutrition, sanitation and spiritual nurture. Most make up the marginalized rag picking community. Much of a city’s rubbish is brought to their community and many make a living by sorting through it (rag-picking), filtering out anything that is recyclable or reusable. This is an activity that all ages get involved in.

The Bible Society of India has set up this project to enhance people’s lives; helping them find human dignity and live life in all its fullness. Main activities include individual and community Bible engagement through Bible Storytelling, creating awareness of government resources that are available, and holding Bible based workshops to create awareness on health and spiritual nurture. In all activities the key element is sharing the life-giving message in the Bible.


Photo: A teacher at The Good News Centre building in a slum in New Delhi 

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