Jenny Lind Schmitt

Jenny is a correspondent for WORLD Radio and WORLD Magazine. She is a World Journalism Institute and Smith College graduate. She is the author of the novel Mountains of Manhattan and resides in Porrentruy, Switzerland, with her family. Follow her on Twitter @jlindschmitt.


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Protesting for change, praying for peace

Europe | Christians in Belarus find themselves caught in a government crackdown
by Jenny Lind Schmitt
Posted 9/03/20, 09:22 am

“Belarus has woken up,” said Bela-rusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in an Aug. 25 address to members of the European Parliament. “We are not the opposition anymore. We are the majority now.”

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Watching Europe shut down

Coronavirus | My there and back again story
by Jenny Lind Schmitt
Posted 3/21/20, 09:12 am

When President Trump made his proclamation banning travel from Europe just as my husband and I were leaving the country, we were alarmed. But when we looked at the text of the proclamation and realized the ban would not apply to U.S. citizens, we breathed a little more easily, knowing we would be able to get home again.

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COVID-19 calling

News analysis | As the deadly disease hit the United States, Christians began praying, planning, and caring for their communities
by Jenny Lind Schmitt, Charissa Koh & Sophia Lee
Posted 3/12/20, 03:23 pm

By early March the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 respiratory disease had spread to more than 110 countries and topped 118,000 cases worldwide. Three-­quarters of its 4,000 deaths had occurred in China, but non-China cases began multiplying.

COVID-19 first struck the United States in the Seattle area. After the first deaths came at a nursing home in Kirkland, Wash., in late February, authorities decided to close schools in an “abundance of caution.” 

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