Mary Jackson

Mary is a book reviewer and reporter for WORLD. She is a World Journalism Institute and Greenville University graduate who previously worked for the Lansing (Mich.) State Journal. Mary resides with her family in the San Francisco Bay area. Follow her on Twitter @mbjackson77.

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Trafficking survivors fight legal prostitution

Human Trafficking | Lawsuit targets Nevada’s law permitting sex work
by Mary Jackson
Posted 10/23/20, 02:01 pm

Two alleged victims of sex trafficking in Nevada are taking their case to a federal appeals court in an effort to shut down the nation’s only legal brothels.

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Faith cultivators

Children’s Books | New books with Biblical truths
by Mary Jackson
Posted 10/21/20, 06:18 pm

WonderFull: Ancient Psalms Ever New by Marty Machowski: This book will help children use the Psalms as a guide to worship and prayer. It follows a young boy, Oliver, as he finds comfort and strength through the Psalms. Soft illustrations, short devotionals, and journaling prompts accompany each Psalm. Similarly to The Ology, Machowski masterfully helps children connect with deep truths and relate them to their life in light of Christ’s redemptive work.

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Discerning, dividing over the Bible and sexuality

Society | The largest Mennonite denomination approaches a crossroads
by Mary Jackson
Posted 10/16/20, 05:01 pm

Bethel Mennonite Church of Inman, Kan., first began meeting in an adobe building just outside of town in 1875. The congregation survived two fires, 25 years apart, that leveled its buildings.

More recently, the church has weathered difficult decisions to withdraw from the Mennonite Church (MC) USA, which formed in 2002 from the merger of two older denominations, and to break ties with a local conference over the issue of same-sex marriage. Now, Bethel is at a crossroads again with the new regional conference it joined.

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