Emily Belz

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

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Crouching at every door

Churches | Sexual abuse is a problem in both Roman Catholic and Protestant churches—and here are three environments in which Protestants are especially vulnerable
by Marvin Olasky, Sophia Lee & Emily Belz
Posted 8/30/18, 10:48 pm

Warning: This special report contains disturbing information about alleged ministerial abuse.

We interrupt our regularly scheduled publication plan to bring you a special report on sexual abuse within Protestant churches.

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Cannabis, recovery drug?

Drug Abuse | Marijuana prescriptions are New York’s new strategy in the opioid crisis
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/29/18, 04:40 pm

A New York moment: 

In one of his newsletters, my New York state representative trumpeted how the New York Assembly passed a bill authorizing certified doctors to prescribe medical marijuana for opioid addiction.

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Organ man from Queens

Work & Calling | One New York phone technician saves and fixes old pipe organs
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/22/18, 11:33 am

A New York moment: 

A half-burned organ sits in a historic building, Brooklyn’s oldest Baptist church, surrounded by new luxury condos. I’m working on a story about the church, formerly called the Baptist Temple but now the Recovery House of Worship. In reporting the story I came across Keith Bigger, 71, who has spent years caring for that organ. 

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