Bible and school. BIBLIA launches a new national competition on the environment issues

With the collaboration of the Ministry of education, university and research and the Federation of protestant churches – The registration to the competition expires on October 31, 2018

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Rome (NEV), October 12, 2018 – “Let the land produce vegetation, seed-bearing plants and fruitful trees”, this is the title of the fifth national competition launched for the 2018/2019 school year, by “Biblia”, the lay association that, since 1988,  promotes the spreading of the biblical culture with particular attention to the school world. Within the framework of an agreement signed with the Ministry of education, university and research (MIUR), the competition is open to pupils and students of primary schools and secondary schools of first and second level.

The main purpose of the competition is to encourage children to read biblical texts and to interpret them culturally, both as regards the relationship with the context in which they were born, and as regards their possible actualizations. This year’s theme focuses on the universe of plants in the entire biblical narrative, and invites us to discover the multiplicity of real and symbolic meanings: from the burning bush of Moses to the castor-oil plant of Jonah and the use of plants in Jesus’ parables.

To participate in the competition it is possible to use different modes of expression: from writing, in all its forms, to graphic and plastic arts; from photography to videos, to multimedia projects, which must be presented and sent only on digital media.
A national jury will select the most significant works, representative of the curricular paths realized in the schools. The Education and training service (SIE) of the Federation of protestant churches in Italy (FCEI) will collaborate in the various stages of the competition.
To know more about participation please visit the site: before October 31, 2018