Worldwide

The Bible Society for the Netherlands and Flanders is a member of the United Bible Societies (UBS).

The international association represents the 155 national Bible societies working in more than 200 countries. Together, we are the largest organization in the world translating, publishing and spreading the Bible. We work on hundreds of Bible translations, which have the potential to reach four billion people. Locally, Bible societies work together with churches and international NGOs.

Examples of Projects

Globally, the Bible Society for the Netherlands and Flanders supports a range of translation projects, distribution projects and projects to augment Bible engagement.

An example of a translation project is the Bono Bible in Ghana. The Abron or Bono Bible Translation Project is intended to meet the scriptural needs of about 2 million Bono-speaking people. The Bono are one of the ethnic groups of the Akan in Ghana, West Africa. This project started in 2016 and is expected to be completed by 2030.

Family bible 100 steps in several languages.

The Samenleesbijbel (Family Bible 100 Steps) we developed has now been translated into different languages like Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, English, Arabic, Che Chewa and Chinese. These Bibles are distributed in countries like Honduras, Costa Rica, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, Malawi, Mozambique, Angola, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, Portugal, and de Dutch Antilles. This way, we bring hope to a variety of countries around the world.

In Honduras, families, and especially children, are vulnerable to criminal groups (gangs) seeking to recruit them into a life of crime. Churches came together with the Bible society to find a solution for these problems. They consider it urgent for the Word of God to be a resource and a source of inspiration for teaching and learning Christian values. The plan they came up with was to start weekly Bible reading sessions with families. Now, 10,000 copies of the 100 Steps Family Bible have been distributed in Honduras and about 15,000 volunteers and pastors from different churches are involved in the project.

Read more about our work in the Netherlands and Flanders
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