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 Bronx chat

New York | Two longtime NYC pastors, Tim Keller and Ray Rivera, meet to discuss the future of the urban church
by Emily Belz
Posted 6/04/19, 04:50 pm

A New York moment: 

On a warm, rainy night last week, I took the train up to the South Bronx to join a room of mostly black and Hispanic church leaders listening to pastors Ray Rivera and Tim Keller talk about the future of the urban church globally. 

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Due honors

Religious Liberty | Barry Black, the first African American chaplain of the U.S. Senate, receives an award for defending religious liberty
by Emily Belz
Posted 5/28/19, 04:50 pm

A New York moment:

Last week, Catholics, Mormons, Protestants, Native Americans in full ceremonial feather regalia, and others swished into the Pierre Hotel on Fifth Avenue for Becket Law’s annual gala. The party celebrates an individual who has defended religious liberty in the United States—this year, Becket’s Canterbury Medal went to U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black, who has been in his post for 16 years and opens each daily session of the Senate with prayer.

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Baptists on the big screen

Film | The Tribeca Film Festival’s top jury award winner focuses on a Baptist church
by Emily Belz
Posted 5/22/19, 05:08 pm

A New York moment:

I enjoy the Tribeca Film Festival because it gives more space to projects from film-world outsiders, unlike the New York Film Festival, which tends to showcase films from famous directors that already have theatrical distribution and Oscar prospects. Tribeca feels like a place where anything can happen, where you can find a documentary about a pastor in North Dakota or a feature film in Romanian

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