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Bible Soc: Word War I
Last night’s football: perhaps you’re disappointed by the loss, relieved to know England’s safely through the group stages, or totally oblivious to the World Cup.
Rewind a hundred years and (besides the unexpected football match in No Man’s Land on Christmas Day 1914) football wasn’t much discussed when it came to international relations but rather, war.
This November marks 100 years since the end of World War One. We’ve produced a church pack, lesson plans for school and prayer resources — beginning with 100 days of prayer for peace from 4 August, in partnership with HOPE and the Church of England. Over the coming months, you’ll hear more from us on how you can get involved.
Did you know that every one of the 5.7 million British soldiers, sailors and airmen who joined up to serve in WWI were given a copy of the New Testament with the rest of their kit? Watch our short film to find out more about the role of the Bible in World War One.
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If you have any stories of how the Bible played a role in the lives of servicemen or people left at home during WWI in your family, we’d love to hear them. Please share them with us!
Reasons to believe in the power of the Bible
‘I loved the sea. So, from school I went straight to naval college and, when I was 17, I was on board the British Vigilance. She was a tanker taking 10,000 tonnes of aviation fluid to Malta. We were ten miles off Gibraltar when we were torpedoed. The flames were coming up the side of the ship and so I jumped. I found myself in the water with two men who couldn’t swim. They grabbed hold of me. We were surrounded by acres of burning petrol...’ Read more.
Posted on 29 Jun 2018
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