THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
(Beijing, People's Republic of China)
For Immediate Release
June 28, 1998
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
AT CHURCH SERVICE
Beijing, People's Republic of China
10:31 A.M. (L)
PRESIDENT CLINTON: Thank you, Reverend Wu, Reverend Siu, Reverend
Yin. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for making me and my family and our
party of Americans feel so welcome in your church today. We are a long way
from home, but we felt very much at home with you here in this church.
We celebrate with you the growth of the practice of our faith in
China, and we rejoice to hear Reverend Siu cite the numbers of churches and
other places of worship where people are practicing their faith today.
The sermon today was on the unity of the church, and our unity with
God in the church. I would like to add only one point
-- I believe our faith calls upon us to seek unity with people across the
world of different races and backgrounds and creeds. In the Book of Acts,
the 26th verse, it is said that God has made from one blood every nation to
dwell on the surface of the Earth. I believe that is true. Therefore, I
believe that Chinese and Americans are brothers and sisters as children of
God. We come here in that spirit today, grateful for your welcome.