Held on September 13 to 19, the intense training included lectures and discussions on the Diaconal church, biblical reflections on the SDGs 2030, and spiritual and psychological preparations for diaconal practitioners. Co-hosted by Nanjing Union Seminary, 30 pastors, church leaders and lay workers participated.
Working with Churches
The 3rd Cross-Strait Christian Social Service Forum was held by the Amity Foundation in Nanjing. More than 80 participants from religious charities, social service organizations, academia and authorities from Mainland China and Taiwan participated.
More than 145 ACT members attended the third General Assembly of ACT Alliance in Upsalla, Sweden. Mr. Qiu Zhonghui, Chairman of the Amity Foundation, was elected as one of the new Governing Board Members.
The interview was conducted between Amity staff and Professor Dr. Kjell during the Summer Academy on Diakonia in Nanjing during 26 October to 7 September 2018.
How did you become involved in diaconal theology?
From 26 August to 6 September 2018, the Amity Foundation and the Nanjing Union Theological Seminary organized the Summer Academy on Diakonia 2018. About 45 participants, mainly young pastors who are committed and dedicated to Diakonia ministry, attended the training.