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Best-selling Australian Children’s author releases free Christmas book

By Virginia Siu | October 31, 2019

The celebrated author of the EJ12 Girl Hero and EJ Spy School series and Fairy Tales for Feisty Girls and Bold Tales for Brave-Hearted Boys, is this November releasing a new Christmas title, The Who, What, Why, How of Christmas. Working in partnership with Bible Society Australia, Susannah McFarlane asks some key questions about the Christmas story […]

Rebuild Broken Lives in Syria

By Virginia Siu | October 22, 2019

Bible Society Australia (BSA) has called on Australian churches to commit to praying for peace in Syria. In a letter to churches, BSA’s new CEO, Grant Thomson, wrote of the desperate correspondence coming from colleagues at Bible Society Syria, concerned for Christians and others who are being persecuted in the renewed fighting. Mr Thomson wrote, […]

The Public Role of the Bible

By Virginia Siu | July 11, 2019

The Bible is not “hate speech”. The now infamous Instagram post by former rugby player Israel Folau, in which he quoted from the Bible, resulted in his sacking and an ongoing legal battle. Bible Society Australia does not support or reject Mr Folau’s decision to use the Bible in this manner. However, we are concerned […]

NAIDOC Week – Relaunch of unique website

By Virginia Siu | July 8, 2019

The Aboriginal Bibles website ( has been given a facelift. It now features 35 Aboriginal languages, with another 15 still to come. Each language has its own page and location marker on a map of Australia. When you click on the language you are interested in, you will find a short paragraph about the people […]

Your help needed to get Bibles into the hands of Christians in China

By Virginia Siu | June 18, 2019

Did you know that on any given Sunday there are probably more people in church in China than the whole population of Australia. While the official estimate of Christians in China is 40 million, unofficially it is believed to be closer to 100 million. The largest Bible printing press in the world – Amity Press […]

“The Great ‘Yes’ to life” continues its reach on 73rd anniversary of United Bible Societies

By Virginia Siu | May 9, 2019

On 9 May 1946, nations ravaged by the horrendous destruction of property, place and people, came together to form the United Bible Societies (UBS). Representatives from Bible Societies in 13 countries gathered in Elfinsward, a retreat centre in Haywards Heath, England. Their nations had been at war with each other, and several delegates had survived […]

CEO Dr Greg Clarke announces resignation

By Virginia Siu | May 6, 2019

Bible Society Australia CEO, Greg Clarke, today (Monday 6 May) informed staff, donors and friends of his intention to step down from the 202-year-old organisation at the end of June. Dr Clarke told staff and supporters that he felt like his role at BSA was one he had “prepared for my whole life.” Board chairman, […]

Important announcement from the Chairman, Bible Society Australia

By Virginia Siu | May 6, 2019

Dear friends, It is with a mix of gratitude, sadness and faith for the future, that the Board of Bible Society Australia accepts the resignation of Dr Greg Clarke from the position of CEO. Over the last 9 years, Greg has served the Society with absolute distinction – leading us through the amalgamation of the […]

News just in. Jesus’ disciples live text from the Skull!

By Virginia Siu | April 8, 2019

Imagine the roller coaster ride of the disciplines in that first Easter week – the elation of Palm Sunday, the fear at the Garden of Gethsemane, the horror as their beloved Messiah was beaten and crucified, and the confusion of the empty tomb. This Easter Australians who sign up to Bible Society’s #IWILLFOLLOW will be […]

Australian Aboriginal Art Book Wins Prestigious Publishing Award

By Virginia Siu | April 2, 2019

Our Mob, God’s Story, Bible Society of Australia’s magnificent art book, was awarded the Vallotton Award for new audience products at the UBS Publishers’ Convention in Nairobi earlier this month. Seven years in the making, and published in 2017, BSA’s bicentenary year, Our Mob, God’s Story: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists Share Their Faith […]

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