The Red Sea: "All Girls Allowed" by Gretchen Peterson

A handmade quilt project

 

Text reads: "All Girls Allowed - restoring life, value and dignity to girls and mothers, revealing the injustice of China's One-Child Policy"




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Opinion published in USA TODAY on May 31, 2010

By Chai Ling

 

June 1 is the most memorable day of the year for hundreds of millions of children in China. It is "Children's Day," a national holiday where kids enjoy free access to cinemas, parks and museums while their schools throw celebration parties. This year, the Chinese government will celebrate it at the same time as the Shanghai Expo, a $58 billion extravaganza. The real attention-grabber...

On Saturday, May 4th, members and friends of Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church gathered for a Spring Tea and Craftmaking event to raise money for All Girls Allowed.

 

We are so honored by their generous donation and extremely creative idea!

 

 

If your church or community is doing something amazing to support our cause, ...

IMAGE: All Girls Allowed

 

When the bus arrived at our destination, I could hardly believe I was there. We stepped out and were asked to be as quiet as possible; not to speak, but to follow our guide. Creeping up the stairs slowly and quietly, we held our shoes in our hands. We'd been told China doesn't like large gatherings of people in homes. In fact, they are quite suspicious of it, so we had to be careful not to draw any attention to ourselves. To do this, once off the bus, we went upstairs in groups of three or four people, 10 to 15...