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Hope for Sudan

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The Republic of Sudan has known only war for its entire modern history. Sudan is Africa’s largest country; however, as part of a 2005 peace deal, voters in southern Sudan will decide whether to secede from the North and separate into two countries. What does this mean for Sudan–more violence, a return to civil war? Conflict between the Arab, Islamic North and the Sub Saharan African, Christian South continues because of the crude oil production and potential in hydroelectric and …

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Collins Report on Gender Language in English

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As part of their work on the latest update to the NIV, the Committee on Bible Translation commissioned one of the most comprehensive studies of gender langauge in English, drawing on the 4.4-billion word Collins Bank of English, the world’s largest database of English language. Below is a summary of their findings, which helped inform the translators as they worked on the NIV.