Emily Belz

Emily is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and previously reported for the The New York Daily News, The Indianapolis Star, and Philanthropy magazine. Emily resides in New York City. Follow her on Twitter @emlybelz.

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Ginsburg, leader of Supreme Court’s liberal wing, dies

Obituaries | Clinton appointee had metastatic pancreatic cancer
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/18/20, 08:56 pm

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, died Friday of metastatic pancreatic cancer after 27 years on the U.S. Supreme Court and several bouts with cancer during her life. 

Only the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, she shaped her legacy as a lawyer, then judge, as an advocate of women’s rights—which in her mind included no restrictions on government-funded abortion. She described herself as a “flaming feminist.”

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Death on the streets and on the screen

Grief & Suffering | Murder and cancer deaths are real. So is resurrection
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/03/20, 04:09 pm

A New York moment: Late last week I was on a corner in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, where a man had just been shot and killed. Someone had washed the man’s trail of blood off the sidewalk. The family wept, while neighbors came by to light candles and offer condolences to the man’s mother. She sat stricken on a beat-up office chair on the sidewalk next to the candles. Police sat in a patrol car on the corner, keeping a distance.

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Questions about QAnon

Worldview | The apocalyptic internet movement QAnon is gaining followers by the thousands, and churches are slow to respond
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/19/20, 12:29 pm

KELLY WOLFE had been dating her boyfriend since January, but it wasn’t until the pandemic hit that she found out he was deep into QAnon. The apocalyptic internet movement’s central tenet is that a secret Satanic cabal is running the world and using sex trafficking and other nefarious activities to preserve its power.

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