Peoples of China
The "4/14 Window" refers to children and young people between the ages of four and fourteen. What does the 4/14 Window look like in a Chinese context? What are the needs and is the church responding?
Editor's Note: This editorial originally appeared in "Children at Risk" (CS Quarterly, 2006 Summer).
View From the Wall
Caring for China's Homeless Children
Mid-January in Zhengzhou, the temperature dipped to -7C after a snowstorm. Chuan, a 13 year-old boy from the far west province of Gansu, was rummaging through a trash bin in a corner inside the Zhengzhou train station. His face was covered in soot; he was wearing an ill-fitted, filthy cotton jacket, lightweight trousers and a pair of tattered tennis shoes. The previous night, he had stowed away on a coal car headed for Zhengzhou. Cold and starving, he searched frantically for anything edible. Alone in a strange city, without money and not knowing a soul, Chuan wondered aimlessly.
A New Generation, New Opportunity, and New Commitment
God is on the move. Could this tiny article change the lives of many? Could it do more than inform and challenge? I think so. Those of you reading this could be part of a journey, led by the Holy Spirit, that commenced about a year ago. Intrigued? Read more.
Children in China are being affected by HIV/AIDS. Their numbers are increasing and the effects are devastating. What is being done to help these children?
Children at risk in China include orphans and disabled children. Services and support for these children are increasing. However, another wave of children at risk is sweeping across China with needs that also must be addressed. These trends are identified along with what is needed to care for the children and what is being done.
Children—the Great Omission? by Dan Brewster and Patrick McDonald.
Reviewed by Ian A.