July 12, 2017 • Stephen Opie
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 particularly interesting. “Often those barriers are because people are too busy, get distracted or lack self- discipline. “I wonder if it is not just ‘reading’ the Bible, but encouraging people to read it reflectively, to pray with the words of the Scriptures, to hear the...
November 03, 2016 • Joseph Alejandro
This afternoon, Stephen Opie from Bible Society New Zealand presented Cardinal John Dew with a special book of names and prayer requests for him to take to Rome. Cardinal Dew will submit the names and prayer requests at the Jubilee Year of Mercy's closing Mass on November 20 at St Peter's Basilica. Image: Cardinal John Dew looking through the special book of prayers.
October 18, 2016 • Stephen Opie
Cardinal John Dew, President of Bible Society New Zealand, will soon be visiting Rome and will attending the final Mass of the Jubilee Year of Mercy at St Peter's Basilica. At this Mass, he will pray for New Zealanders that have submitted special prayer requests through Bible Society's Prayer in Rome promotion. Bible Society has been collecting names and prayer requests of those that have participated in the Poverty and Justice campaign throughout 2016. To submit a prayer request for Cardinal John, just fill out the form.
September 16, 2016 • Stephen Opie
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 (BSNZ) and Caritas Aoteraroa New Zealand, the campaign was launched during Social Justice Week in September last year. To date, more than 4,300 copies of the Poverty and Justice Bible have been distributed to Catholics all over the country, with 1,900 of these gifted to...
November 24, 2015 • Joseph Alejandro
In October while attending the Synod on the Family in Rome, Bible Society President Cardinal John Dew presented Pope Francis with his very own copy of the New Zealand Poverty and Justice Bible. Cardinal Dew reported the Pope was very pleased to receive it. Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, also received a copy and was thrilled with the final product after he had earlier sent through his endorsement for the campaign.