Amity's chair Mr. Qiu Zhonghui addressing the audience
On November 11, the Amity celebrated its 200 millionths printed Bible anniversary in Nanjing. Over 200 dignitaries and honorary guests from overseas and China, including church leaders, government officials and partners from the printing sector, took part in the festivities. The theme was Centenary of the Union, commemorating the 100 years anniversary of the Chinese Union Version (CUV) of the Chinese Bible.
The celebrations also included the Bible Printing exhibition and a workshop on the theme of Chinese Bible and Christian Sinicization. In the exhibition more than 300 Bibles, including Catholic translations from the late Ming Dynasty and many extraordinary Bibles printed by the Amity Printing Company were displayed.
Honorary guests opening the Chinese Bible & Amity Printing Bible Exhibition with a ribbon cutting ceremony
After exposing the long and rich history of Christianity and Bible translations in China, Amity expressed gratitude to all the friends and partners at home and abroad, presenting souvenirs and awards during a dinner gala.
A plaque unveiling ceremony of the Amity Printing Ethiopian office took place.
Amity Printing Ltd. has printed 200 million copies in more than 130 languages, including 85.48 million for the Chinese church. The other 114.52 million Bibles were printed for 147 countries around the world, accounting for 58% of the total copies. Moreover, Amity Printing registered two branches in Ethiopia and Kenya.
The celebrations also included the Bible Printing exhibition and a workshop on the theme Chinese Bible and Christian Sinicization. In the exhibition, more than 300 Bibles, including Catholic translations from the late Ming Dynasty and many extraordinary Bibles printed by the Amity Printing Company were displayed.
At the Amity Printing Company, the festivities also featured a workshop with the theme Chinese Bible & Christian Sinicization
The student choir of the Nanjing Union Theological Seminary opened the workshop
Chair of Amity Foundation Mr. Qiu Zhonghui leads Chinese Christian leaders through the Bible exhibition
Gao Feng, the President of the Chinese Christian Council (CCC) and Xu Xiaohong, chairman of the National Committee of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) viewing the over 300 Bible exhibits
The events took place in the warehouse of the Amity Printing Factory
Bibles stored in the Amity Printing storage halls
Gao Feng, the President of the Chinese Christian Council (CCC) is hand-printing a Bible page as a souvenir (left).
During the breaks, Amity Bakery provided a teatime buffet (right)
During the workshop, various speeches on the Chinese Bible were given. Amity's Chair of the Board Mr. Qiu provided the opening speech and talked about Amity's work (right).
Rev. Philip Wickeri talked about the Chinese Bible and Overseas Exchange (left)
Mr. Liu, General manager of Amity Printing announces the owner of the 200 millionths printed Amity Bible. It happened to be the Bible Society of South Africa
During the festivities, Amity awarded many more prizes to guests, friends, and partners who took part in the celebrations
During the festivities partners also presented congratulatory gifts to Amity, while Amity Printing employees provided entertaining performances.
Gao Feng, the President of the Chinese Christian Council(CCC), Michael Perreau, the General Secretary of the United Bible Society (UBS) and Amity's Chair of the Board Mr. Qiu are dancing with students of the Nanjing Theological Seminary.