Author: Jillian Kay Melchior

Dec 24,2012

China’s War on Christmas

For years, the American right has been decrying the “War on Christmas.” Santa has replaced Jesus, many complain; nativities are an increasingly rare sight; public schools close for “winter break”...

Nov 16,2012

Saints and Whores In China

What do Chinese prostitutes and Chinese Protestants have in common? Both are victims of China’s administrative justice system, which gives police virtually unchecked authority to accuse, judge and punish. The...

Oct 09,2012

Communist China Manages Christian Charity

Beijing may be reluctantly warming up to Christianity, if its recent overtures toward religious charities are any indication. Late last month, China held its first-ever Week of Religious Charity as...

Sep 25,2012

China needs to free the Bible market

Bibles in China have a history of intrigue. Under Mao, China attempted to extirpate religion altogether, and during the Cultural Revolution, hostile officials confiscated and destroyed Bibles—think Fahrenheit 451. Bible...

Sep 11,2012

Chinese Churches — Where Women Outnumber Men

BEIJING — Minister Tian, 34, has never had a boyfriend, though she’s gone on a smattering of dates. Pretty, bespectacled and well-spoken, she sits in her office in a prominent...