Julia A. Seymour

Julia is a correspondent for WORLD Digital. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and worked in communications in the Washington, D.C., area from 2005 to 2019. Julia resides in Denver, Colo. Follow her on Twitter @SteakandaBible.

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Young Life under pressure

Sexuality | Former staff and volunteers demand the Christian group accept LGBT ideology
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 8/28/20, 04:47 pm

Six years ago, Young Life told 24-year-old mountain guide Kent Thomas of Tacoma, Wash., that his homosexuality disqualified him from being a leader in the international Christian ministry to students.

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Pandemic sidelines social workers, puts children at risk

Family | The lack of face-to-face visits enables abusers
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 8/14/20, 03:20 pm

The coronavirus lockdown has made it more difficult for social workers in California to make in-person visits to vulnerable children, in some cases leaving them in abusive environments.

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“Europe’s last dictator” holds on, for now

International | Lukashenko’s challenger leaves Belarus, but protests against Sunday’s disputed election continue
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 8/14/20, 01:32 pm

Streets in the capital city of Minsk and other cities in Belarus looked like war zones this week, with armored cars and security forces patrolling. Before and during Sunday’s disputed presidential election, riot police in ski masks and black clothing snatched journalists and civilians and took them away in unmarked vans.

After ruling Belarus with an iron fist for 26 years, President Alexander Lukashenko’s grasp is slipping, despite winning reelection and his unlikely challenger, a young homemaker and former school teacher, fleeing the country.

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