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Bibles in Prison

Some personal thoughts from two Prison Chaplains about the meaning of the Bible for prisoners!

Refugees excited to receive own Bible

„… thank you so much. I am very excited about the Persian-German Bible.“

  

The Bible for Prisoners in Austria

A prisoner describes what the Bible means to him.

"Now we read God's Word in freedom"

First-hand news from the ministry to refugees and prisoners show that they are eager to study God's word. 

New ecumenical bible exhibition

Vienna. The Austrian Bible Society together with the Catholic Bible Federation (CBF) has launched a new exhibition called „Approaches – encounters with the bible“. Based on daily experiences of human beings, the exhibition offers input around topics like „freedom”, „relationships“ and „justice“. Pictures, impulse texts and bible verses stir questions about the bible and invite to link daily-life themes with the Scriptures.

Christmas break at Bible Center

The Bible Center will be closed December 8th and 9th, as well as from December 24th until January 8th. 

Bibles and blessings for refugees

"For the first time in their lives, they can read the Good News of Jesus Christ without fear of persecution."

In the last six weeks alone, the Austrian Bible Society has made available more than 500 Bibles in Farsi to churches ministering to refugees from Iran. It is receiving reports from churches across the country of refugees showing growing interest in God’s Word, and some seeking baptism.

We'd like to share one message from Styria with you.

A big thank you to the Austrian Bible Society

The Austrian Bible Society offers Bibles to migrants and asylum seekers in their mother tongue. The protestant church in Leibnitz (Styria, Austria) has received 15 Bibles from the Bible Society and says a big thank you.

Mourning Rt. Revd. Paul Weiland

The Austrian Bible Society mourns the sudden and unexpected death of our Board Chairman, Rt. Revd. Paul Weiland. He died, 16th of August at the age of 65 in his dioceses of St. Poelten.

A Book for the Journey!

A short report and “thank you” from Upper Austria! "The Bible Society has provided us with small, beautiful, black Bibles that have become a refreshing part of the lives of refugees. This book goes with them on their journey of life."

Bibles and friendship for refugees

As public debate rages about how to deal with the thousands of refugees trying to enter Europe each year, many of them drowning in the attempt, the Austrian Bible Society and its partners have been working for years to help care for those who end up in Austria.

I read the Bible freedom oriented!

A.F.* began to study theology in prison. He was inspired to do so by the Bible he got from the prison chaplain. At his first leave from prison after five and a half years he visited the Bible Centre to thank for the Bibles and the letters that encouraged him in prison. Stephanie Moser and Kerstin Böhm spoke with him.

Bibles for refugees in the detention centre Vordernberg

“We’re so grateful for the Bibles you’ve been able to send us in some many different languages. It’s really hard to find books in some of these languages, and the people here have been really interested in the Bibles.”

„On the Road"

Inviting migrants and refugees to experience the Bible!

Isaac’s New Bible

My friend Isaac is from Africa. He is always neat and tidy and very friendly when we meet, whether at church, or on the street. However, as he sells “Augustin”, the magazine which homeless people in Vienna publish every two weeks, I suspect that his life here in Austria is not easy.

Austrian Bible Society

Breite Gasse 4-8/1, 1070 Vienna, Austria,

Phone: 01/ 523 82 40, Fax: dd 20

Bible Centre Opening Hours: Monday-Fiday 9.30am until 4 pm, Thursday until 8 pm,
(Groups can also make an appointment at another time)

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