SIL International and Zondervan Academic work together for global Bible translation

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Zondervan Academic is pleased to announce their support of SIL International®, a faith-based nonprofit organization committed to serving language communities worldwide. Zondervan Academic is providing to SIL some of the world’s top biblical resources to support efficient and accurate Bible translation work around the world. SIL has developed Translator’s Workplace, a product built on the Logos Bible Software platform, so that those in a Bible translation role who are part of a private, managed group can access resources to aid their translation efforts. Translator’s Workplace acts like a library with unlimited loaning and loan periods. Zondervan Academic, which already distributes many of its titles digitally through Logos, has granted permission to Logos to provide a large library of its scholarly digital content without charge to users of SIL’s Translator’s Workplace.

Rise Up! ¡Levántate!

Written by OCP composers, Estela García-López and Rodolfo López, Rise Up! ¡Levántate! has been chosen as the theme song for the 2018 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. With 40,000 in attendance, the Religious Education Congress, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Office of Religious Education, is the nation’s largest annual gathering of Roman Catholics. With Rise Up! ¡Levántate!, Estela and Rodolfo capture the essence of the readings about the rising of Lazarus (readings for the fifth Sunday of Lent, Year A) in an inspiring, uplifting song of hope. The recording of the song also includes talented musicians from across the country, including Latin Grammy winners.

International religious freedom issues can transcend partisan divide in Congress

International religious freedom issues are growing in urgency and importance worldwide. It is against this backdrop that today 21Wilberforce released the 115th Congress Interim International Religious Freedom Congressional Scorecard. The intent of the Scorecard is to increase congressional awareness of international religious freedom issues, to encourage legislators to take bold action in support of this cause, and to publicly recognize the work of religious freedom champions in Congress.