The Amity Foundation, an independent Chinese voluntary organization initiated by Christians, is going to celebrate its 20th anniversary in November. The dates for the celebration have been set for November 1-9. Alongside with the celebration, some project visits and a consultation on social development in China will be launched as well.
The Amity Foundation was founded in 1985 by Chinese Christians to promote education, social services, health, and rural development across the vast Mainland China. Based on the mutual respect in faith, Amity builds network with people at home and abroad.
The Amity International Consultation on Social Development will be held from November 6-8 in Nanjing. It will start with an opening worship on Sunday, November 6.
Amity project visits are scheduled prior to the consultation in Nanjing from November 1-5, which will include visits to local churches. Four choices of locations including Ningxia, Guizhou, Yunnan, and Sichuan are offered for individual’s interest.
According to the Amity Foundation, as a Christian-initiated organization and with strong ties to the Protestant Church in China, it encourages local Christians and congregations to reach out directly to the needy in their local communities.
The 2004 Amity Foundation Report wrote that most of Amity's church-related project work involved HIV/IDS prevention and awareness education in Yunnan and Henan Provinces. Amity also runs medical facilities, elderly’s homes as well as child welfare projects in collaboration with local churches in many provinces.
The General Secretary of the Amity Foundation Qiu Zhonghui invites all to join the special occasion in China. For further details, please visit the website www.amityfoundation.org.