As part of the 1999 Year of the Bible program, the American Bible Society, Trans World Radio and Faith Comes By Hearing have joined to produce and distribute a yearlong series of audio-drama Bible readings.
Scripted from the American Bible Society's Contemporary English Version of the Bible, the daily five-minute programs will be broadcast on radio stations across the country. The programs encourage listeners to read the Bible five minutes each day, thereby completing the New Testament in one year.
The society, a leading publisher, translator and distributor of Scriptures in the United States, is sponsoring the Year of the Bible endeavor.
Among the networks airing the daily Scripture broadcast will be the Focus on the Family Satellite Network.
The program will be available on compact disks for o purchase.
More information on this and other programs is available at the American Bible Society's Web site at http://www.americanbible.org/ or that of Faith Comes By Hearing at http://www.faithcomesbyhearing.org/.
Southland Abbot Chu Named to World Buddhists' Executive Group
The Venerable Chao Chu, abbot of the Rosemead Buddhist Monastery and president of the Los Angeles Buddhist Union, was elected to the executive committee of the World Fellowship of Buddhists at its general conference in November in Sydney, Australia.
Chu is also an executive committee member of the World Buddhist Sangha Council and secretary of the Buddhist Sangha Council of Southern California.