Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Professor of World Christianity Scott Sunquist will host a delegation of 13 guests from China (Oct. 1-4, 2011), including the chairman of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement. Among the guests will also be the president of the Academy of Religious Studies from Peking University and the head of the foreign affairs department for the State Administration for Religious Affairs. In addition the Foundation for Theological Education in South East Asia will be meeting on October 3 and 4. During their time at the Seminary, the group of Chinese delegates will meet with faculty, worship with a local congregation, visit the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and spend time touring the city. The Foundation supports Christian theological education in China and South East Asia through grants to institutions and projects, scholarships, consultations, and publications. They will celebrate their 75th anniversary with a return trip to PTS next year.
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.