Starting in May, torrential down pour of rain has been devastating many areas in the six provinces Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Sichuan, Hunan and Guangxi. More than 5.5 million people have been affected to varying degrees. Many have lost all their possessions when their homes were destroyed and crops totally wiped out.
Since May 2014, heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms have been affecting nine provinces, mainly in southern China. The ongoing weather conditions trigger floods, landslides and vast devastation of whole regions. Up to now, 37 people have died because of the disaster. More than 9,700 houses have collapsed and 55,000 more houses were damaged.
Seventeen scholars from eight countries and regions gathered at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Hong Kong to present papers and engage in discussion on “Christianity and the Cold War in East Asia, 1945-1990”. This was the first academic conference held in Asia to discuss the Cold War and its impact on Asian churches.
A passionate and energetic individual is sought by Amity Foundation Hong Kong to fill the position of Project Assistant based in Hong Kong.
The first Amity Outlook in the year 2014 is published. The quarterly bulletin’s topic is Education and International Exchange. Volunteers from Service Learning and Young Adults programmes have stories to tell about their lives in China.