Mindy Belz

Mindy is senior editor of WORLD Magazine and the author of They Say We Are Infidels. Follow Mindy on Twitter @mcbelz.

Mindy Belz

Man of peace

Middle East | From every side Syria’s democratic opposition has been sidelined
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/28/19, 12:11 pm

QAMESHLI, Syria—Gabriel Moshe is the sort of gentleman whose coat and tie look morning-fresh though it’s nearing midnight, and we are talking by the last light and heat before the electricity shuts down. Rationing the power grid is just one routine part of life in a war zone. 

Moshe’s dignified profile shouldn’t fool anyone: He’s actually an enemy of the state. President Bashar al-Assad’s regime arrested him in 2013 and held him for 2½ years, a man of peace caught in the politics of war. 

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Associated Press/Photo by Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Global influence in the United Methodist Church

International | Plus, from Kew Gardens to Kashmir, it’s hot all over
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/27/19, 11:32 am

AFRICA: United Methodists meeting in St. Louis on Tuesday reaffirmed the denomination’s teaching on sexual ethics, rejecting plans that would permit same-sex marriages and clergy to be sexually active outside of monogamous, heterosexual marriages.

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Associated Press/Photo by Martin Mejia

Pence arrives in South America

International | Vice president set to meet with Venezuela’s interim president
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/25/19, 12:53 pm

VENEZUELA: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traveled to South America Monday with a scheduled meeting with interim President Juan Guaidó following a weekend of violence. Security forces under President Nicolás Maduro clashed over the weekend with an opposition-led operation to breach Maduro’s humanitarian aid blockade and deliver needed food and medicine.

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