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FTESEA mourns the passing of Bishop K. H. Ting

 

Portrait of Bishop Ting from Memorial Service

Letter of condolence from FTESEA to CCC/TSPM

 

FTESEA pays tribute to prominent Christian leader Bishop K. H. Ting who passed away on November 22, 2012 at the age of 98.

Rev. Dr. Benjamin Chan (Chair FTESEA) and Canon Peter Ng (Chair-elect FTESEA) attended the Memorial Service of Bishop K.H.Ting in Nanjing on December 8, 2012. The Portrait of Bishop Ting read by Elder Fu Xianwei (Chairman, National Committee of Three-Self Patriotic Movement of Protestant Churches in China) during the Memorial Service is posted above, by permission of Rev. Baoping Kan.

Tribute by Dr. H. S. Wilson, FTESEA Executive Director

The Foundation for Theological Education in South East Asia is deeply saddened to learn of the demise of Bishop K .H. Ting on November 22, 2012. For many years the FTESEA worked in close partner relationship with Bishop Ting as he served as the Chair of the National Committee of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches in China,  the President of China Christian Council and the President of Nanjing Union Theological Seminary. Bishop Ting was admired for his relentless effort to promote an indigenous Christian theology to speak to the changed Chinese church and society.  Bishop Ting will be greatly missed by FTESEA and by the ecumenical communities with which he was engaged around the globe.  However, his effort in self-theologizing in China that benefits the global Christian community will continue through his seminary and church colleagues, students, and those who were inspired by his theological vision.   

Obituary of Bishop K. H. Ting sent by the China Christian Council and Three-Self Patriotic Movement

Obituary of Bishop K. H. Ting sent by the Amity Foundation

WCC pays tribute to Bishop K. H. Ting

 

FTESEA conveys condolences to Bishop Ting's family and the Amity Foundation

Nov.25, 2013

Mr. Qiu Zhonghui
General Secretary
The Amity Foundation

Greetings Mr. Qiu

The Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Theological Education in South East Asia (FTESEA) is deeply saddened to receive the news of demise of Bishop K .H. Ting. The family members of Bishop Ting and Amity colleagues are in our thoughts as you all go through the period of mourning. On behalf of FTESEA and on our own behalf we send our heartfelt sympathy.

The FTESEA had years of close partner relationship with Bishop Ting as he served as the Chair of the National Committee of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches in China,  the President of China Christian Council and the President of Nanjing Union Theological Seminary. Bishop Ting was admired for his relentless effort to promote anindigenous Christian theology, speaking to the changed context of the Chinese church and society through his passionate plea for “Theological Reconstruction.”  Bishop Ting will be greatly missed by FTESEA and ecumenical communities that he was engaged with around the globe.  However, his effort in self theologizing in China that benefits the global Christian community will continue through his seminary and church colleagues, students and those who were inspired by his theological vision.   

In the social service outreach, Bishop Ting has a distinct record of founding the Amity Foundation in 1985, a Christian faith based organization to meet the needs of people, as a witness to God's love to all. He helped to shape the ministry of Amity as founder President of the Board of the Amity Foundation. He broadened its scope of ministry by creating a network of ecumenical partnership of churches around the world. Amity fellowship has enabled Christians in China to render selfless service to people of China through relief work and social development, and the printing of Bibles for the churches in China and beyond with the recent achievement of printing 100 millions Bible. Bishop Ting has left behind an admirable example of being simultaneously a loyal Christian and citizen of China for Christians to emulate and to promote the national vision of harmonious society in China .

With deepest condolences

Benjamin S. L. Chan
Chair, Board of Trustees

H.S. Wilson
Executive Director

 

 

 



 
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