Christianity Today published a great interview with Nicholas Kristof, writer of Half the Sky. Marian V. Liautaud, who conducted the interview, focused—a little unnecessarily in my opinion—on sex-selective abortion, but she also asked Kristof about the disconnect between Christian and non-Christian women’s right’s activists. Here’s part of his response:
On a lot of humanitarian issues, people on the secular and evangelical sides have strongly held beliefs that create deep, political polarization. Each side propels itself toward areas that are hardest to find agreement on because they’re the areas that are defined as most important. Instead, we should be focusing on areas where there is common ground.
It’s a short interview, so take the time to absorb Kristof’s thoughts on the shifting landscape of gender equality in the Far East.