The end of an era…


Obituary: Bishop K. H. Ting (Ding Guangxun丁光訓主教 )                    Sept. 20, 1915 – Nov. 22, 2012

The Amity Foundation is deeply saddened to announce that Bishop K. H. Ting, founder and President of the Board of the Amity Foundation, passed away at 10 a.m. Nov. 22, 2012, at the age of 98 in Nanjing.

Bishop Ting was a highly respected leader of Chinese Christians. In 1985, together with other Christian leaders, he set up the Amity Foundation, a Christian faith based organization to meet the needs of people, and to glorify God’s name. It was through his vision, leadership and support that the Amity Foundation entered into cooperation and ecumenical partnership with churches around the world.

Farewell rites to Bishop Ting’s remains has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. of Nov. 27, 2012 in Nanjing.

About Bishop Ting

Bishop K. H. Ting was educated at Shanghai’s Saint John’s University, graduating with a B.A. in 1937 and a B.D. in 1942. In the same year, he was ordained to the Anglican diaconate and married Siu-May Kuo (d. 1995). He later studied at Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary in New York, graduating with masters in art and theology.

In 1953, Bishop Ting became principal of Nanjing Union Theological Seminary and the following year was elected to the standing committee of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM). He was consecrated as the Anglican Bishop of Zhejiang in 1955.

Amongst his many roles and achievements, Bishop Ting was President emeritus of both the China Christian Council, the government-approved Protestant church in China, and TSPM until 1997. In 1985, he was one of the founding members of the Amity Foundation, ABM’s partner in China.

Our heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with Bishop Ting’s family and friends, with Amity and the church in China at this sad time.

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