Bonnie Pritchett

Bonnie is a correspondent for WORLD. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and the University of Texas School of Journalism. Bonnie resides with her family in League City, Texas.

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When disaster relief workers need reinforcements

Disaster relief | The coronavirus pandemic has slashed the number of volunteers for relief groups juggling coast-to-coast disasters
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 9/21/20, 05:20 pm

Ed Greene has a healthy respect for nature and its fury. Two weeks after Hurricane Laura swept through Louisiana, the retired National Park Service ranger wore a yellow shirt typical of Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers and thumbed through a roster listing 100 homeowners who still needed help. Greene, the deputy state director of New Mexico Baptist Relief, had brought a crew of volunteers and chainsaws to clear downed trees from roads and houses in Vinton and Sulphur, La. 

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Fostering freedom

Religious Liberty | A small step to protect religious child placing agencies sparks hope
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 1/29/19, 03:29 pm

The Trump administration last week protected a Christian foster care agency from being forced to violate its religious beliefs, bringing hope to child placing organizations across the country. Religious foster and adoption agencies have come under fire recently for only placing children in homes that share the organizations’ beliefs. Some agencies have closed their doors rather than capitulate to the demands of local or state governments that they work with families of different religious backgrounds or worldviews, particularly LGBT couples.

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Boycotting boycotts

Religious Liberty | Sen. Marco Rubio introduces pro-Israel legislation
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 1/15/19, 08:12 pm

Pro-Palestine advocates blasted the first piece of legislation filed in the 116th U.S. Senate, while critics chided its author, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., for promoting legislation that would protect Israel’s economic interests instead of a focusing on ending the partial government shutdown.

The boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement attempts to cause economic and political damage to Israel by boycotting companies that do business with the Middle East nation and urging the companies to end those relationships.

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