Founded in May 1990, Pubwatch focuses on promoting assistance for book publishers in the former Soviet Union and East Central Europe. It conducts training programs, educational seminars, and international research programs. Pubwatch's publications include: Pubwatch Update, a free quarterly newsletter which serves as a clearinghouse for information on assisting book publishers in the former Soviet Union and East Central Europe; a free 1992 Directory of Organizations Assisting Book Culture in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, which provides key information for 39 programs in eight western countries; and The State and the Book Sector: Relationships in Change, An Inventory of Government Policies (forthcoming, 1994). To order, send your request in writing to:
Guide to E-Mail for Russia
Mission Forum, now known as SEN-Research, has prepared a comprehensive guide to electronic mail for Russia. This practical and detailed report offers prospective e-mail users a step-by-step guide to the various options in hardware, as well as electronic mail networks, in-country sources, and e-mail addresses. A full review will be featured in an upcoming issue of the East-West Church & Ministry Report. To order a copy, contact:
81000 Bratislava 1, Slovakia
|Central European Missionary Fellowship
La Habra, CA 90632
New Study Bible for Russia
The Foundation for Reformation (Orlando, Florida) and Hanssler Publishing (Stuttgart, Germany) recently announced plans to print 300,000 copies of a new Russian-language study Bible. The New Geneva Study Bible supplements the Synodal translation of text with chapter introductions by J.I. Packer, outlines, study notes, sidebars, a concordance, maps, charts, timelines, character profiles, a dictionary of biblical words, and an index of key places. According to the Foundation for Reformation, American and German Christians are underwriting production costs.
Audio-Forum (AF) distributes audio and video cassettes in a
wide variety of languages. AF offers the Russian New Testament on
12 audio cassettes (18 hours) for $49.95.
A Wealth of Demographic Data on Religious Attitudes
Roger Russell Marketing has completed a 12-volume research project which analyzes religious attitudes in East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Because of the danger of open discussion of religion before the demise of communism, the people of these countries have had practically no experience with objective survey research on matters of faith.
Because of newfound freedom of expression, Roger Russiall Marketing has been able to conduct and analyze comparative survey data on religion which is exceptionally comprehensive. It truly is a unique tool for international Christian ministries planning work in East Central Europe or the former Soviet Union.
The East-West Church & Ministry Report, vol. 1 (Winter 1993), 14, reviewed the first eight volumes published in 1991. The most recent volumes, published in 1993, examine:
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