Mindy Belz

Mindy wrote WORLD Magazine's first cover story in 1986 and went on to serve as international editor, editor, and now senior editor. She has covered wars in Syria, Afganistan, Africa, and the Balkans, and she recounts some of her experiences in They Say We Are Infidels: On the Run from ISIS with Persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Mindy resides with her husband, Nat, in Asheville, N.C. Follow her on Twitter @mcbelz.

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‘Really troubling’ vs. ‘nothing improper’

International | The political drama over the president’s phone call
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/26/19, 06:34 pm

UKRAINE: The whistleblower complaint released Thursday morning shows U.S. intelligence officials received multiple complaints that President Donald Trump sought to use the powers of his office to coerce Ukraine to investigate a 2020 presidential rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Doomsters and extremists

Environmentalism | With climate change, Christians have a moment to speak a word of hope
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/26/19, 04:06 pm

A neighbor, leaning over my fence while our dogs played, said: “The world as we know it could not exist without insects, but the world without humans? It would be better, infinitely better, than the world as we know it.” 

He’s well read and well traveled, but in my heart I know he’s wrong. God pronounced creation “good,” that is, until He made man. On that day, he surveyed a world where men and women were fruitful and multiplying and having dominion over “every living thing”—and for the first time He pronounced the world “very good.” 

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Trump tackles religious persecution

International | The rest of the world instead focuses on climate change at the opening of the UN General Assembly
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/23/19, 01:36 pm

UNITED NATIONS: Top U.S. officials will skip a climate summit opening this week’s UN General Assembly. President Donald Trump instead will be at UN headquarters in New York hosting a “Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom.” U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback was on hand for an on-the-record briefing on the event Monday afternoon.

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