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.

Quiet currents

Religion | It's not a loud revolution, but Christian media and the Bible are reaching Muslims
by Jill Nelson
Posted 7/15/06, 12:00 am

Six days a week for 50 years, Kozman Wasef rose before the sun in the small Southern Egyptian village of Dakouf to greet both locals and travelers from surrounding villages. As the line in front of his home grew, Wasef, a Presbyterian minister, administered ointment to children's eyes, treating an infection common in rural areas where doctors were few. He quickly became known as "the father of the village" by both Christians and Muslims, and many heard and received the gospel through his ministry.

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Missing ingredient

Mideast | A new House report says Israeli-Palestinian leaders are ignoring the core of a peace settlement: their Christian population
by Jill Nelson
Posted 6/10/06, 12:00 am

A political cartoon circulated a few years ago showed the three magi, guided by a luminous star, approaching the town of Bethlehem only to be stopped in their tracks by an ominous security wall. Although the magi arrived more than 2000 years ago, the allusion to a monstrous wall around Bethlehem is a present-day reality-one staring the indigenous Palestinian Christian community squarely in the face.

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Alliance and defiance

Israel | Creating a coalition with an enemy within your borders is a tall order for incoming Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
by Jill Nelson
Posted 5/13/06, 12:00 am

During the three or four months each year they live in Israel, Eddy and Dmumit Hose visit lifelong friends and enjoy the rich history of their native country. But Mrs. Hose avoids the road to Tiberius if she can (there have been several "incidents" there), and she always enters the shopping mall near her home in Netanya from the back entrance-all three terrorist attacks on the mall took place near the front.

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