One of the things I really value about Bible translation work is not just that it makes the Scriptures available (which is brilliant in itself), but it also helps millions of women and girls to learn to read and to start to take control of their own lives.
Oliver O'Donovan has published a superb lecture on reading the Bible. My colleagues who are involved in literacy and Scripture Engagement should all read this without fail. Everyone else, should also read it! The “Jerusalem Declaration” issued last June by the GAFCON conference included the following brief clause: We believe the Holy Scriptures of the … Continue reading On Reading the Bible
This is a wonderful video from Al Jazeera which talks about the struggle of one minority group to maintain their language through literacy. It takes ten minutes, but it is well worth watching.