Emily Belz

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

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All in the family

| Behind the scandal-tainted C Street house is an organization big on protecting its own and small on church ties and theology
by Emily Belz & Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 8/14/09, 04:55 am

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The national press for the past two months has roasted "hypocritical" Christians who live in or meet in a ministry-owned house on C Street two blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Nevada Sen. John Ensign and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, both talked about this spring as potential GOP presidential candidates in 2012, have acknowledged adulterous relationships. Last month a lawsuit in Jackson, Miss., served notice that former Rep.

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India scolded

India | An "inadequate" response to violence against Christians and Muslims puts the country on a "watch list"
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/13/09, 01:04 pm

WASHINGTON-Violence in the past year against Christian minorities in India was enough for a U.S. agency to put the country on its "watch list" this year.

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Sounds of silence

Language | With only one in 100 a regular church participant, are churches deaf to the needs of the hearing impaired?
by Emily Belz
Posted 7/31/09, 08:56 am

WASHINGTON-In northeast Washington, D.C., some sidewalks will soon be wider, and buildings will have rounded corners. Reflective glass will help show what's coming on the street. The new street architecture is part of an effort to make streets friendly to those who can't hear.

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