National Bible Week

Bible Week, National

November, begins the Sunday before Thanksgiving
A week devoted to encouraging people to read the Bible, in the belief that it will arouse a positive spiritual force in a world plagued with problems. National Bible Week is promoted by the National Bible Association (originally the Laymen's National Committee), a non-denominational group of businessmen founded in 1940 and devoted to the application of the Golden Rule in daily life. A huge audience listened to the NBC radio program that was broadcast to kick off the first National Bible Week scheduled for December 8-14, 1941; Pearl Harbor had been bombed just hours before.
CONTACTS:
National Bible Association
1865 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
212-408-1390; fax: 212-408-1448
www.nationalbible.org
SOURCES:
DaysCustFaith-1957, p. 275
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