Sda Sil Collaboration Agreement

The Seventh-day Adventist Church and SIL International (formerly known as the Summer Institute of Linguistics) have recently signed a collaboration agreement to work together in their shared mission of promoting language development, multilingualism, and Bible translation.

This partnership is significant as both organizations have a strong presence in areas where communities have limited access to education and resources, and where traditional methods of biblical translation and literacy efforts may not be effective. The SDA Church has a global network of over 20 million members, while SIL International has been working with marginalized communities in over 100 countries for over 80 years.

The collaboration between the SDA Church and SIL International will focus on research, documentation, and language development to support Bible translation and literacy efforts. The partnership will also promote the use of mother-tongue languages in religious and educational materials.

Through this agreement, the SDA Church and SIL International aim to empower communities and individuals by providing them with the necessary tools to access information in their native language. By promoting multilingualism and the use of mother-tongue languages, the collaboration also aims to preserve cultural heritage and promote cross-cultural understanding.

The SDA Church and SIL International recognize that language development, literacy, and Bible translation are essential for promoting social and economic development, reducing poverty, and promoting a more inclusive society. Both organizations are committed to working towards these goals in the communities they serve.

In summary, the collaboration agreement between the SDA Church and SIL International represents a significant step towards promoting language development and multilingualism in marginalized communities. By working together to support Bible translation and literacy efforts, the partnership aims to empower individuals and promote cultural preservation and cross-cultural understanding.