About Us

Who We Are

The Bible Society of Rwanda is a Christian Organization and member of United Bible Societies (UBS) which work together for consultation, mutual support and action in the common tasks and objectives of achieving the widest possible, effective and meaningful distribution of Holy Scriptures and help the people to interact with the Word of God.

The Bible Society work started 1975 as a depot. In May 1977 it became an office lead by executive committee under UBS Leadership. By September 1988 it became associate member of UBS. In 2000 it becomes UBS full member.
Note that the first Bible Society is BFBS (British Foreign Bible Society) started in 1804 and UBS as an Organization bringing together all National Bible societies started in 1946.

The Bible Society of Rwanda has 34 members includes 31 Churches and Dioceses (Catholic and Anglican) and 3 Christian Organizations. The total population within those members is estimated to 80% of the Christian population in Rwanda.



  • The united bible society (UBS)- International office (UK)
  • The UBS Range Scale (there are 4 areas in particular: Africa, Asia, Europe and America)
  • The bible society on a national level (National bible societies)
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In 1982, the Bible Society of Rwanda constructed the current offices as well as the warehouse for scriptures
In that particular period, the targeted Bible distribution was around 30,000 copies per annum

But so far, we are able to distribute between 180,000-200,000 Copies. The warehouse constructed was a big enough to accommodate a little more than 100,000 copies of Bibles for three years

After the 1994 Tutsi Genocide, the Bible Society resumed its activities with a heavy loss being from its staffs as well as from assets and other resources