On April 18, 1985, the Amity Foundation was officially founded in Nanjing. Beginning with staff of three people, Amity has grown over the last 33 years to a well-known and professional indigenous Chinese faith-based development organization.
At Amity Foundation's invitation, from 7 to 13 March, a delegation of 'Diakonie Germany' visited Nanjing to inform themselves about church related social work in China. The delegation was led by Mr. Lilie, President of Diakonie Deutschland.
The Chinese Theological Review (CTR) 28 is published. It presents Chinese voices directly by providing translated theological essays, church statements, sermons, etc. CTR 28 focus on sinicization and in particular on women and feminist theology in the Chinese Protestant Church.
The Amity Summer English Program (SEP) invites English speakers to volunteer in training Chinese teachers of English in less-developed parts of China. The SEP is an opportunity to teach the teachers, make a difference and at the same time experience the country and its people in a unique way.
On 6 February, ten minutes before midnight, an earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the magnitude scale struck Hualien, Taiwan. The earthquake killed at least 17 people and injured 285. Hundreds have been evacuated from their homes and far more than 100 aftershocks have been reported.