On May 14, the Colson Center for Christian Worldview announced the recipient of this year’s Wilberforce Award, “a Man for Our Time” Bob Fu, PhD, founder, and president of ChinaAid.
The history behind this growing and troubling reality was one that forged the life, testimony, and word of Pastor Bob Fu. This weekend [May 22], Pastor Fu will become the latest recipient of the William Wilberforce Award, a recognition established by Chuck Colson to honor modern-day heroes committed to Christ and just causes, as was the famous British abolitionist for whom the award is named.
Pastor Fu is [the] founder and president of ChinaAid, a Christian “human rights organization committed to promoting religious freedom and the rule of law in China.”
ChinaAid works to expose systemic persecution, harassment, torture, and imprisonment of Chinese Christians and human rights lawyers in China. It offers financial support to Chinese Christians persecuted by the Chinese government, and training for Christians and church leaders in China to help them defend their rights.
Dr. Fu said, “Under the CCP’s cruel ‘family planning policy,’ Heidi and I had to obtain a ‘pregnancy/birth permit card’ from the Family Planning Office before the pregnancy for our first child would be allowed.”
Dr. Fu added the CCP strictly enforced this policy for those of us working in the government. Each work unit had an annual quota for legal pregnancy.
“We had not been able to obtain a permit card, even after we had been married for three years. If an expectant woman, like Heidi, had been found with an ‘illegal pregnancy,’ without a ‘permit card,’ the CCP would perform a forced abortion.
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—By CNJ Staff