Emily Belz

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

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Wombs for hire?

Legislation | New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo kicks against the Catholic Church again, pushing to legalize surrogacy
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/26/19, 05:07 pm

A New York moment:

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Inside the Iglesia family

Religion | With millions of members, the Iglesia ni Cristo might be the largest religious sect you’ve never heard of—and critics claim it governs by intimidation and violence
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/14/19, 10:56 am

NEW YORKIt’s a group with millions of members and at least 7,000 congregations in more than 100 countries, and it claims to be the only true church. Most Americans don’t know about the Iglesia ni Cristo, or “Church of Christ,” with its gleaming, spire-topped buildings that have popped up everywhere from South Korea to South Africa.

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Celebrating endurance

Charity | A big prize for a doctor who lived through Ebola, and honor for a genocide survivor
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/13/19, 04:55 pm

A New York moment:

Dr. Rick Sacra, one of the American missionary doctors who contracted Ebola in 2014, is back serving in Liberia. But he was in New York this month to collect a $500,000 L’Chaim prize for his remarkable work, money that will go to expand the work of the ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, a ministry of the missions organization SIM. Several Liberians based in the United States came to the prize dinner too—the Liberian community in Worcester, Mass., recently raised money for the first residency program at ELWA. 

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