Jill Nelson

Jill is a correspondent for WORLD. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and the University of Texas at Austin. Jill lives in Orange County, Calif., with her husband, two sons, and three daughters. Follow her on Twitter @WorldNels.

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The coronavirus data debate

Health | Should the U.S. mimic Sweden’s response to the pandemic?
by Jill Nelson
Posted 5/18/20, 08:48 pm

Two months into California’s shelter-in-place order, locals are restless. As spring fever takes hold, people are pouring onto the beaches in large numbers and protesting Gov. Gavin Newsom’s continued restrictions.

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One state, one church?

Religion | The Orthodox alliance with the Kremlin leaves other Russian Christians under pressure
by Jill Nelson
Posted 10/11/18, 02:52 pm

For many Christians in Russia, the freedoms of the early 1990s are largely gone. The Russian Orthodox Church, once a victim of Communist oppression, is now cozy with the Kremlin, but at a price: It overlooks the growing authoritarianism of President Vladimir Putin and human rights violations reminiscent of Soviet times.

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Miracles and myths

History | On the eve of Israel’s 70th anniversary, there is much to celebrate and plenty to set straight
by Jill Nelson
Posted 4/26/18, 09:21 am

Each year, millions of pilgrims descend upon Israel with hopes and expectations: a sign from God, an answered prayer, or a spiritual awakening after walking the path God incarnate once walked.

Or a World Cup win.

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