Posts Tagged ‘Bible Society’

Bible reading survey “fascinating” says Cardinal Dew

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Cardinal John Dew says the New Zealand Bible Society’s (BSNZ)  recent survey is “fascinating”. It shows the interest people have in the Bible and why they are attracted to it. Dew, who is the New Zealand president of the Bible Society, said he found the various reasons people identified as barriers to reading the Bible Read more

Passion for illustrating makes new Big Little Bible App a great success

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

The success of Bible Society New Zealand’s recently released Big Little Bible app and book has been largely credited to Catholic illustrator Meesh Holswich who played a significant part in its creation. Meesh’s art style means the pencil never leaves the page and actually dovetails in with the overall message of the Bible. “One line, Read more

Tāku Paipera – a Maori Children’s Bible launched in Auckland

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
Tāku Paipera

Last week the Bible Society launched Tāku Paipera, the only Māori Children’s Bible available in New Zealand. Following a Powhiri by students at Middle School West Auckland’s Bilingual Unit, and an unveiling, Tāku Paipera, were gifted to the 25 students. Born and bred te Reo speaker Matt Hakiaha, who spoke at the Auckland proceedings, described  as a “wonderful Read more

Kiwi Catholics prayed for at the Vatican… add your name to the list

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

This month  Cardinal John Dew, President of Bible Society New Zealand (BSNZ), will be praying for New Zealanders who have requested prayer at St Peter’s in the Vatican, Rome. And there’s still time for him to pray for you! Cardinal Dew will be attending the closing Mass for the Jubilee Year of Mercy which will Read more

4300 Poverty and Justice Bible in parishes – 3000 more on order

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
justice bible

An extra 3,000 copies of the Poverty and Justice Bible have been ordered to keep up with demand as Catholic parishes throughout New Zealand embrace the Poverty and Justice Bible Buy One / Gift One campaign which enables free Bibles to be given to families in need. A joint initiative between Bible Society New Zealand Read more

Online Bible game for children

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Children  around the world, including Kiwis, are playing a New Zealand made online Bible game designed to bring the Scriptures alive. “We love it,” was the resounding comment from kids at the Hope Centre Lower Hutt (pictured), who recently trialled The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance. The Bible Society is partnering with Scarlet City to Read more

2000+ Bibles given to those in need

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

More than 2000 Catholic Bibles are being given away to people in need throughout New Zealand and the number is expected to grow. Catholic churches around the nation have supported the Bible Society’s Poverty and Justice Buy One / Gift One campaign. In many cases parishes have been working with organisations such as Apostleship of the Read more

Ask Cardinal Dew to pray for you in his Church in Rome

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Any New Zealand Catholic can have a prayer offered for them in Rome next month without leaving the country! Cardinal John Dew, who is the President of Bible Society New Zealand (BSNZ), will offer prayers for those who have participated in the Poverty and Justice Bible Campaign at his church at the end of November. Read more

Poverty and Justice Bible launch – a call to action

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Cardinal John Dew challenged the 400 strong congregation attending the launch of the new Poverty and Justice Bible to take up the cross of others who are struggling and to act on God’s Word. Even before the launch Bible Society had sold 220 Bibles which funds the 220 copies that will be given to people Read more

350 expected at Poverty and Justice Bible launch

Friday, August 21st, 2015

A Poverty and Justice Bible campaign will be officially launched by Cardinal John Dew in Wellington on 13 September to coincide with the start of Social Justice Week. The campaign, jointly developed by Bible Society New Zealand and Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, centres around a new catholic Poverty and Justice Bible. It is estimated up to Read more