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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Fallout from Ravi Zacharias’ abuse begins

Sexual Abuse | Apologetics ministry considers next steps while affiliates break away
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/24/21, 02:53 pm

During a Zoom Christmas party last year, no one at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) talked about recent sexual abuse accusations from spa employees who had treated the organization’s founder, who died in May 2020. Among a list of things employees were thankful for, one named “Ravi’s vision and legacy” in a recording of the party WORLD obtained.

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Zacharias ministry acknowledges founder’s sexual misconduct

Sexual Abuse | New RZIM report details extensive abuse; ministry apologizes to victims
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/11/21, 06:28 pm

Warning: This report contains graphic accusations about sexual activity.

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Uncivil unrest

Law Enforcement | Law enforcement and former extremists wonder if recent violence means the United States will see a repeat of the domestic terrorism of the 1990s
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/11/21, 09:06 am

A strange sight grabbed my attention in the middle of Maryland: a convoy of New York Police Department vehicles driving up the interstate with lights blazing. They were returning after providing security for President Joe Biden’s inauguration the day before. At a gas station in New Jersey, National Guardsmen knelt to change a tire on their military cargo truck. The Interstate 95 corridor felt like it was on high alert. 

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