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Submitted by admin on 17:38 pm - Thursday, December 13, 2012
“In Jesus’ Name, Simply Love Her”
All Girls Allowed seeks to restore the God-given life, value and dignity to women by seeking transformation both of hearts and of societies. We seek to emulate God’s command in Micah 6:8 (“Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God”) by:
- Exposing the injustice of China’s One-Child Policy;
- Rescuing girls and mothers from gendercide in society; and
- Celebrating women by embracing them as equal image-bearers of God through our pledge: "In Jesus’ Name, Simply Love Her"
In so doing, we pray that God would end the One-Child Policy, uproot gendercide in hearts and in societies, and bring complete restoration to his people.
The "Gendercide Pyramid" below illustrates how China's gendercide comes from underlying layers of struggle. Abandonment, abortion, and abuse are the means through which acts of gendercide take place. The loss of baby girls ultimately happens, though, because women are valued less than men in China. There is a deeply broken view of the relationships between men and women. Ultimately, these root problems can only be healed through the love of Jesus. Men and women who know Jesus and know that they are beloved sons and daughters of God understand that men and women are created equally in the image of God. This is why All Girls Allowed is coming alongside the church in China to fight gendercide and restore women in the name of Jesus.
All Girls Allowed's Logo
The All Girls Allowed logo is a stylized rendition of the Chinese character for girl (or woman): 女. We added the head and ponytail in order to depict the girl playfully dancing, representing that day when all girls will dance for joy.
All Girls Allowed is motivated by the love of Jesus Christ, who—by serving the least of us—set us an example that we should do as he has done for us. We draw inspiration from Jesus’ countercultural concern and affection for women and children, and we hope likewise to restore to them the life, value and dignity that they deserve as fellow image-bearers of God. The following two Scriptures have been of particular inspiration for our work:
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
In all that we do, we seek to give God thanksgiving and praise for his work of redemption among his people. In keeping with Jesus’ example of unconditional love, the All Girls Allowed movement includes and serves all people regardless of nationality, religion, race, ethnicity, gender, or political affiliation.
All Girls Allowed affirms the Lausanne Covenant, which was produced out of the 1974 International Congress on World Evangelization held in Lausanne, Switzerland. In doing so, All Girls Allowed proclaims the primary importance of the proclamation of Jesus Christ to the nations, in word and in deed.