It’s interesting, today I have heard two speakers at The Justice Conference who have been located in China, Sheryl WuDunn and Chai Ling, both are advocates for women’s rights. This has brought the question to me, what place in the justice story will the country of China play in the world of social justice and Christian missions?
Sheryl WuDunn was a journalist in China and told stories of women from around the world who are oppressed and taken advantage of by others. She has seen the value of education, bringing women into the labor force, and challenging unjust policies and laws can bring gender equality. She said, “think that in this century, it is the oppression of women and girls throughout the world.”
This message was reinforced by Chai Ling, the leader of the Student Democracy Movement at Tiennamen Square in 1990, she is also the founder of “All Girls Allowed”- which advocates for women and girls against the one-child policy in China. She gave these startling statistics that there are over 35,000 abortions in China everyday through forced abortion. Each day 500 women in China commit suicide. 400,000,000 babies have not been born under the one-child policy in China. 60% of sex trafficking happens in China. Over 30,000,000 girls are missing in China because of sex-trafficking. But she did give hope by saying, “God has an awesome plan, and will use China to take the Gospel all the way back to Jerusalem. God is restoring justice in China.”
Please begin or keep praying for gender equality, that women would begin to be valued throughout the world, and that China would arise to the occasion that God has called the country and Christian believers to in their role to complete the Great Commission.