Recently, the United Bible Society (UBS) Global 2016 Synod was held in Philadelphia, and celebrated 200th anniversary of the America Bible Society (ABS).
China Christianity patriotic movement committee chairman Fu Xianwei is present. Ensuring their cooperation for over 30 years, he introduces the situation about Chinese churches and Bible work to about 150 Bible societies.
Gunnar Mägi of UBS indicate that the global synod held once every 6 years.
The theme of the celebration is “God’s word: lively expectation”, synodal key scripture 1 Peter 1:3.
It is an important moment that leaders get to associate, and get inspiration as well as stimulation for future Bible ministry plan.
Presbyter Fu Xianwei talks with principal of the union of the United States, England, Scotland, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Japan, Israel, Turkey and Hong Kong and other countries and regions. Reported by CCCTSPM, he also goes to Chicago and then discusses the translation, check, print and publication of researched Bible version, striving to publish the whole Chinese Bible of research and study version.
United Bible Societies (UBS) is a global network of Bible Societies working in over 200 countries and territories across the world.
By statistics in 2011, there has been successfully translated Bible into 451 languages version, of which the 72% was done with the support of the Bible Society. The united Bible societies around the world issued various languages amounted to more than 3200 copies. In same year, UBS has became partner of illiteracy of elimination in the United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organization (UNESCO).
The mission of UBS is to let everybody own Bible, help people understand the word of God in a language that they are familiar with ensuring it is an accurate translation that loyal to original material , the price that the public can afford to pay,
The UBS has cooperated with Chinese church since 1985. In 1987, UBS had discussed with Chinese Christian leaders and created Bible printers in Nan Jing called Nan Jing Amity print limited company. By 2012, the company has printed 100million Bibles, of which 60million published in mainland in china, other 40 million has exported in other countries and areas.