by Kelly Vance
This week, "God vs. Country": What's it going to be, Mao or Jesus? That's a simplified version of the dilemma facing students and scholars from China visiting in Berkeley, where a local church is actively preaching Christianity among the newcomers, hoping to sway them from a lifetime of atheism. The newly converted Chinese Christians face uncertainties when they return home from a society unused to competing ideologies, and there are reportedly even Chinese government spies among the students. Writer Lygia Navarro investigates.