Move over Gideon. This is the message of the One River Foundation and its World Wisdom Bible released on February 22nd.
“The World Wisdom Bible is an anthology of perennial wisdom culled from many different religions promoting religious literacy and offsetting the religious ignorance, fear, and violence that plagues so many communities,” explained Frank Levy, co-founder of the educational nonprofit One River Foundation. “Our goal is simple: wherever you find a Gideon Bible or Book of Mormon, we want you to find a World Wisdom Bible as well.”
While for sale in local bookstores and on–line, One River’s aim is to provide free copies of the World Wisdom Bible to hotels, hospitals, retreat centers and other spiritual organizations that will share them. “We already have 95 groups around the global waiting for boxes of the World Wisdom Bible,” Mr. Levy said. “Our challenge is to build a network of Friends of the World Wisdom Bible who will fund our distribution effort. Giving the books away is easy; raising the funds to do so—not so much.”
A formal role out of the World Wisdom Bible takes place March 24-26 at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, TN. The weekend will feature workshops with Rabbi Rami Shapiro, Sheikh Kabir Helminski, Sheikha Camille Helminski, Rev. Gordon Peerman, Rev. Claire Frances, and music by Rev. Jason Shelton.
To register and for more information visit One River Foundation at www.oneriverfoundation.org.