|Posted on January 4, 2012 at 10:20 PM|
Cavite hosts i-Proclaim! 3 on National BibleWeek 2012
The local government of Cavite partners with thePhilippine Bible Society (PBS) to stage i-Proclaim! 3 on January 13, 2012during the kick-off celebration of National Bible Week. A campaign to conductpublic oral readings of the Bible in as many locations across the country,i-Proclaim! seeks to bring God’s Word closer to Filipinos and to encourageeveryone to explore its riches and relevance to their lives. It was launched in 2010 at the BonifacioShrine in Manila under the auspices of the Manila City Government and is acooperative effort by PBS, the Episcopal Commission for Biblical Apostolate ofthe Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines, National Council ofChurches in the Philippines, Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches,independent churches, local governments and churches from differentdenominations.
National Bible Week is a yearlycelebration empowered by Proclamation No. 44 by President Corazon C. Aquino andby Proclamation No. 1067 by President Fidel V. Ramos. Both edicts recognize theimportant role played by the reading and study of the Bible in molding themoral fiber of the citizenry and encourage every Filipino to do so daily.National Bible Week 2012 carries the theme: May They Be One: Pagpapahayag ngSalita ng Diyos Tungo sa Pagbabago (Proclaiming God’s Word Towards NationalTransformation) and is slated on January 23-29, 2012 and National Bible Sundayon January 29, 2012. The theme is a response to the current administration’sgoal of abolishing corruption and promoting the moral development of thepeople.
This year’s i-Proclaim! 3 will beheld at the historic Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite from 8 am – 8 pm. The kick-offcelebration will also highlight the Handwritten Unity Bible, a historicundertaking that aims to unite Filipinos from all sectors by re-writing theBible by hand.
Mrs. Nora G. Lucero, PBS GeneralSecretary and Chairperson of the Global Board of the United Bible Societiessays “We want to encourage our kababayans to set aside differences, cometogether and be one in reading God’s Word. This is a public confession – I, andwe hope you and all other Filipinos too — will proclaim that we as a people,are putting God’s Word in the center of our national life and that we submit tothe Lordship of Jesus Christ!”
The i-Proclaim! Bible readingcampaign is similar to the Holy Week Pabasa or Pasyon, and is patterned afterthe Canadian Bible Society’s Proclamation which began in Quebec, Canadawhere over 200 readers came together in 1995 to read the Holy Scriptures in 12different languages. The activity is open to all who wish to read the Scriptures.
For details on how you can bepart of this historic celebration, or how you can stage your own NBW events,please contact:
The NBW Secretariat
Philippine Bible Society
890 United Nations Avenue, Manila
526-7777 local 620, 524-5337 orvisit