The world's most read book with over 5 billion copies printed
So why is it so good for Australia?
Over the last 200 years, the Bible has done Australia a lot of good:
Belief in human dignity
The Bible is a foundation to our human rights and our legal system
A passion for community service
Bible readers are more likely to volunteer to help others.
Our great charities
Of the 30 largest charities in Australia, 26 are faith-based.
The values we cherish
The most common ANZAC statement is “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” It’s a Bible verse that captures our national vision for humility, sacrifice and friendship between equals.
A vision of eternity
If there is one Bible word all Australians would recognise, it’s eternity. It’s the message of God’s love for us in Jesus Christ, a love that will last forever.
I was asked by the European court, what are the philosophic bases of the right to human dignity and I said, firstly, the parable of the good Samaritan – Geoffrey Robertson QC