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The American Bible Society has appointed Paul G. Irwin, an ordained United Methodist minister who has taught at the Boston University School of Theology, as president of the New York–based organization after serving as its interim head for nearly a year. Lamar Vest, chair of the society’s board of trustees, said Irwin is prepared to “energetically push forward” the ABS mission as the society prepares to mark its bicentennial in 2016. The society’s stated mission is “to make the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford.”

 

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