From July 7 to 11, Amity staff was invited to the Bread for the World (BftW) headquarters in Berlin to attend a workshop on Public Relations and Fundraising. An exchange of ideas and experiences were discussed in various presentations and sessions.
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.