It is because of UBS that the Church in China has strengthened her friendship with churches around the world. — Minister Wang Zuoan, State Administration for Religious Affairs of China, and
Minister Wang Zuoan highlighted the close relationship the Church in China has established with UBS since the early 1980s. The growth of the Bible ministry of the Chinese Church is inseparable from the support given by members of UBS. — State Administration for Religious Affairs of China, and
I would also like to thank UBS. Through the faithful donation of paper to TSPM/CCC and printing machines to Amity, UBS has contributed to the success of the publishing and printing of Bibles in China. — Rev. Dr. Gao Ying, President of Yanjing Theological Seminary. Former Vice-President of NJUTS.,
I hope that UBS donors would continue to be concerned about the Church, the believers and the Bible ministry in China. Although China’s overall economy is growing and the Church is expanding, we have not yet arrived and there are still many poor people who need Bibles. — Elder Fu Xianwei, Chairman of National Committee of TSPM,
UBS is always willing to serve and work with the Church based on China’s needs.....I have come across many overseas Christian organizations and I think that many should follow UBS’s partnership model with the Church in China. — Elder Fu Xianwei, Chairman of National Committee of TSPM,
Some people wonder why the Protestant church in China is growing faster than the Catholic Church. I suspect the reason behind the Protestant Church growth is because she puts more emphasis on reading the Bible. — Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian,
It was the United Bible Societies (UBS) who encouraged us to read the Bible more often and even urged us to organize Bible classes. — Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian,

The first-ever Bible Seminar 2012 inaugurated by the Rt Rev John Chew. Photo: UBSCP/Jock

The first-ever Bible Seminar on Old Testament (OT), jointly organized by the Nanjing Union Theological Seminary (NJUTS) and the United Bible Societies (UBS), was inaugurated by the Rt Rev Dr John Chew, UBS Vice President and former Primate of South-East Asia Province. This four-day seminar beginning on 20 February 2012 was attended by 21 Old Testament lecturers from 17 regional and provincial seminaries and Bible colleges all over China. Read more [...]

Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian, age 95. Photo: UBSCP/ Yeo Tan Tan.

The following is an extract from an interview with the Honorary President of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association and Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in China, Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian, age 95, from the Shanghai Catholic Diocese. Bishop Jin is a prominent Chinese Church leader. God’s Word is to me like the lamp unto my feet and the bread of my life; the Bible is the illuminating lamp which guides my life. I come from a family who has been Catholics for many generations. My grandfather and parents themselves were Catholics. I have been a Catholic even before I was weaned. Since young, I have been reading the Bible. I read it every day when I entered the monastery and the Society of Jesuit. I love the Bible, especially the Gospel of John. Read more [...]

Traditional Chinese New Year decorations with Crosses and Scripture verses displayed on the front door of a Christian family. Photo: UBS/ Dag Smemo

In China, it is the tradition for people to hang banners on both sides of their doors at Spring Festival. The banners are usually red – a colour thought to bring good fortune – and are covered with so-called ‘lucky’ words like ‘prosperity’, ‘wealth’, and ‘good health’. Some Chinese Christians are using this tradition as a very visible way of proclaiming their faith. Their banners would read "Everlasting love of God"; " Jesus' love endures forever" etc. Read more [...]
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