Emily Belz

Emily is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emlybelz.

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A back-row seat

Q&A | An atheist says class divisions have contributed to despair—and he sees secular solutions have not worked
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/10/19, 12:01 pm

Back in the 1990s, photographer Chris Arnade worked as an analyst on Wall Street, and he would go on long walks to relieve his stress. The walks got longer and longer, to the point that he quit work and began documenting the stories of the people he met on his walks in New York’s downtrodden neighborhoods.

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Silence of the sheep

Law | Christian nonprofits and churches have adopted practices from the for-profit world of avoiding liability, sometimes leading to devastating outcomes
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/10/19, 10:19 am

When staff members join Christ the King Community Church in Burlington, Wash., one of the largest churches in the United States, they sign onto the employee handbook, which has a tightly defined confidentiality clause. By signing, staffers agree never to discuss information “designated as confidential” such as “sensitive information regarding members” or donation records or discipline issues. The handbook is publicly available.

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Dangerous streets

Crime | Four brutal murders of homeless men show the importance of Christian ministry to the homeless and drug addicted 
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/09/19, 05:38 pm

A New York moment: 

We’re all reeling from the brutal murders of four homeless men, including 83-year-old Cheun Kok, over the weekend. The suspect is 24-year-old homeless man with a history of violence. The murders highlight not only the vulnerability of people living on the street, but also the record levels of homelessness in the city even as Mayor Bill de Blasio has almost tripled spending on the problem. 

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