The Amity Foundation (AF), an independent Chinese voluntary organisation, was created in 1985 on the initiative of Chinese Christians to promote education, social services, health, and rural development from China’s coastal provinces in the east to the minority areas of the west.
Abiding by the principle of mutual respect in faith, Amity builds friendship with people at home and abroad and strives to promote world peace.
The Amity Teachers' Programme (ATP) is a project through which people from around the world are recruited and sponsored by church agencies working in partnership with Amity and sent to China to teach English, Japanese, or German.
Over the past couple of decades, a number of PCI members have served with ATP. While PCI are supportive of anyone who may be considering service with AMITY in China, the application process is handled by Christians Abroad, with interviews conducted by members of the British & Irish Amity Teachers' Group (BIATG).