ENGAGING IN BIBLE TRANSLATION, ADVOCACY AND LITERACY SINCE 1806
The Bible Society exists to bring the Word of God
to all people, in a language they understand, in an
appropriate form, and at a price each one can afford.
Julie McKinley is the recently appointed Development Officer for the National Bible Society of Ireland, a non-profit organisation which is committed to the translation and publication of biblical texts. Her role involves connecting with local Bible projects which promote biblical literacy, and facilitating group engagement with Scripture at local and national levels. She recently completed her PhD in Jewish- Christian Dialogue, and is inspired by the idea that biblical text can be a meeting place full of possibility, where multiple meanings can be found in sacred words as we engage in them together.
The National Bible Society of Ireland is passionate about stories – human stories and the stories which form the biblical narratives, and finding the places where these stories meet
The ecological crisis is becoming an existential crisis- where is hope to be found?” Trócaire’s Dr Lorna Gold delivered an impassioned presentation in February 2020, at the Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin. She spoke on the theme, ‘Living the Gospel in the Ecological Emergency’, as part of NBSI’s Bedell Boyle Annual Lecture.
The National Bible Society of Ireland, in conjunction with the worldwide body of United Bible Societies, provides an invaluable and vital service to local communities on an international scale. Its heritage of translation and bible dissemination and its vision to make Scripture accessible and available to all is one which is surely relevant across the divides of time, politics, economics and culture.
In Ireland the National Bible Society works with all Christian Churches and with individuals providing Bible resources, simple guides, Scripture studies, help and expertise. We want everyone to know and understand the Word of God.
In Ireland, we raise money to fund translation, production and distribution of God’s Word in other countries. There are over 6,000 languages in the world but in nearly three-quarters of these languages there is no Bible translation.
The Bible Society believes that everyone should have easy access to the Holy Scriptures in their own languages. It is our task to bring the Scriptures to all people every-where.
You can help us to help others. Your support is needed to develop our work in Ireland. We need even more help to fund the vital translation and distribution network that will bring the Bible to everyone, to every place where people live. This is made possible by working together in the worldwide fellowship of the United Bible Societies. We seek your help to bring the Holy Scriptures to the furthest ends of the earth.
The National Bible Society of Ireland is interconfessional, working with all Christian Churches. This is reflected in our Membership, National Board and staff.
The AGM, originally to be held on April 3rd, is postponed due to the spread Covid-19, with a new date to be confirmed.