October 22, 2014

The main goal of the Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative is "to reflect constructively on the history of relationships between Evangelicals and Orthodoxin order to work towards better understanding, and encourage reconciliation and healing where wounds exist."  The focus of the 2014 meeting, held at St. Vlash Monastery outside of Durres, Albania 15-19 September, was on the mission of God, and the different but potentially complementary approaches to mission in Orthodox and evangelical churches.

October 16, 2014

IBT has audio recorded the book of Psalms in the Yakut (Sakha) language and is currently preparing this recording to be made available to the public. This is the second book of the Bible in Yakut that can be listened to as well as read – in 2007, IBT's Yakut New Testament translation was audio recorded by the Yakut Republic Library for the Blind.

October 13, 2014

On 8-10 October 2014, an international conference entitled «InterMission Global» was held in Bangkok, Thailand. The event gathered almost 240 participants from around the world – representatives of organizations dedicated to the cause of Bible translation. IBT Russia/CIS was represented by Dr. Ketevan Gadilia, linguist and administrative coordinator of many of IBT's Bible translation projects.

October 3, 2014

Responding to numerous requests from Tuvan churches, the Institute for Bible Translation has published the 2nd edition of its popular Children's Bible in the Tuvan language – "Illustrated Stories from the Bible". The first edition was so popular that the entire print-run was distributed within the first several weeks after being delivered to Tuva in 2001 together with the New Testament. Since then, IBT completed work on the entire Old Testament and published the full Tuvan Bible in 2011.

September 22, 2014

On 19 September IBT hosted its annual Fellowship Gathering, a day for partner organizations from both Russia and other countries to meet with IBT's Moscow staff and hear reports about the ups and downs of translation work during the past year.