The last time IEWG discussed the subject of Bible Translation into Sign Languages was in 2004 when very little was happening. Since then, many projects have started, around the world, to carry out this important work. We gathered together in Stafford, England, to hear about some of the projects from a wide range of international presenters and to discuss the issues relating to this important work.

Participants included translators, pastors, priests, lay church workers, teachers, and interested lay people. We were sad that our President, Hendrik Korthaus was unable to join us because of ill-health. He sent this message:

Dear friends and colleagues, I like to wish you as pleasant and blessed conference in my thought I’m with you! Greetings to everyone. Enjoy the time and stay blessed

Best wishes and blessings


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Looks forward to seeing you at the 2026 Conference in Norway