Together we have found new homes for 1110 Bibles! This is a great achievement and we’re delighted to have been able to work together with each of you who has donated a Bible to our Bible Recycle scheme. Thank you!
Due to the increasing costs of international shipping, it is currently more financially viable to purchase Bibles locally than to ship Bibles from the UK. We have therefore paused our Bible Recycle scheme and will concentrate on sourcing Bibles locally, including in local languages, for the time being.
Why we provide Bibles
Dignity exists to bring people to Jesus within community and by doing so to eradicate poverty in all its forms. (This includes poverty of spirit, health, community, economy and environment.)
We work predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa and are pioneering with people in over 900 communities, working together to run Life Groups. These are community based groups that help people to know Jesus and fight poverty in all its forms. You can find out more about how we work here.
For many of the people in Life Groups getting hold of Bibles is a real challenge. Whilst Bibles can be bought in the big cities, many are unable to travel to the cities due to the cost of doing so. As part of our work, we want to make Bible’s available to those who previously haven’t been able to get one. Therefore Dignity representatives carry Bibles with them when they visit remote communities. Generally we sell the Bibles on at a small and affordable rate to encourage ownership and avoid creating dependency, a mind-set that holds many people back. (For those who genuinely cannot afford to buy a Bible, we do waive the fee). Any money that is raised through the sale of Bibles is immediately invested back into our work within Zambian communities or used to buy local language Bibles.