On September 28, Amity and the Church of Jiangsu staged a carnival for environmental protection in the city of Xuzhou. By jointly set up the Jiangsu Christian Fund in 2009, Amity and the church of Jiangsu province are cooperating to promote charity and raise awareness for environmental protection. Since 2010 various carnivals have been staged.
On September 19-21, the third Chinese Charity Fair was held in Shenzhen. Amity Foundation was represented by a delegation of Amity’s affiliated organization in Shanghai, the Rende Foundation. Almost 900 organizations and 160,000 visitors attended the event.
In May 2012, the Amity Foundation organized an international ecumenical conference on “Religion and Social Development” in Nanjing. Selected papers of this conference are now being published in the book “Christianity & Social Development in China”, edited by Theresa C. Carino. The book can be purchased from Amity Hong Kong. For orders and further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
On October 7, at 9:45pm an earthquake hit Jinggu County of the Pu’er Prefecture in the southwest of Yunnan Province. By now, the 6.6 magnitude earthquake has killed one person and has injured at least 324. Amity Foundation’s disaster relief project staff has departed to the affected area for disaster evaluation and need assessment.
In October and November the Amity Foundation will organize three international conferences in cooperation with local and overseas partners: Love, Not Lonely - Fifth International Seminar about Autism (Oct 11-15), International Conference on Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation (Oct 30-Nov 2), International Conference on Aging and Cognitive Disorders (Nov 9-11)