Mindy Belz

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

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A need for literacy

Religion | A Jewish rabbi has a word for a secular age
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/23/19, 01:52 pm

So a rabbi walks into a room full of journalists, turns a light on—and it’s no joke.

Lord Jonathan Sacks, for 22 years the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, was the keynote speaker for London’s 2019 Religion Media Festival this spring, one of those unheralded events that signifies more than it advertises. 

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Disappearing Christian communities

International | Turkey’s ‘staggered campaign of genocide’ killed 2 million believers a century ago
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/23/19, 12:27 pm

TURKEY: According to extensive new research from professors at Israel’s Ben Gurion University, Turkey’s Christian communities disappeared as a result of “a staggered campaign of genocide” that over three decades murdered 2 million Christians in “bouts of slaughter” a century ago. By combing through extensive government archives, the academics have documented a targeted campaign to eliminate Christians—of which the Armenian Genocide is just one part.

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‘Substantial risk’

International | The United States evacuates embassy in Baghdad over threats from Iran
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/16/19, 12:35 pm

IRAQ: The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is one of the most fortified, removed American compounds in the world (I wrote about my 2014 visit there), but the U.S. State Department ordered a partial evacuation of it and the U.S. Consulate in Erbil due to “Iranian activity” that put U.S. facilities at “substantial risk,” according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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