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Who's on Board
A world of partnerships

Wherever you go in the world, you'll find people dedicated to translating, publishing and distributing Scriptures, often at great personal risk. They are men, women and children; young and old; wealthy and poor - a host of people from all walks of life and every part of the world. Their common bond is a desire to see Changing Hearts Changing Lives changed through the life-giving Word of God.

To maximize their impact and effectiveness, these people have banded together to form national Bible Societies. In 2004, 137 such Bible Societies and offices, including the Canadian Bible Society, make up the United Bible Societies (UBS) which operates in more than 200 countries and territories.

The UBS is nondenominational, and a member of the Forum of Bible Agencies, a cooperative body of approximately 14 member organizations. The impact of this fellowship upon the translation, publication and distribution of the Bible has been profound. Until 1946, the Bible or portions of the Bible had been translated into only 998 languages. The number now stands at more than 2,350.

Through the UBS, organizations such as the Canadian Bible Society pool resources, identify priorities, and coordinate translation and production into the many languages of the world.
The Canadian Bible Society is a main supporting member of the United Bible Societies.
Four thousand languages have been identified into which no book of the Bible has been translated and for which there is a recognized need.

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