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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Earth on our heads

Grief & Suffering | Twin calamities present an opportunity for deep lament and mighty pardon
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/11/20, 03:30 pm

Nehemiah on the 24th day of the month gathered the people of Israel “with fasting and in sackcloth, and with earth on their heads.” Eight Levites—each of them named twice in the space of two verses (Nehemiah 9:4-5)—stand on a scaffold before them, crying in loud voices, recounting their story, confessing their sins. 

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More COVID-19 milestones worldwide

International | Meanwhile, Brazil stops counting the number of cases and deaths
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/08/20, 01:14 pm

ITALY: The global toll of recorded deaths due to COVID-19 topped 400,000 and total confirmed cases passed 7 million over the weekend. The United States has nearly 111,000 confirmed virus-related deaths. Pope Francis warned, “Don’t cry victory too soon,” as Italy and other European nations reopened and the pontiff again recited prayers from his balcony at the Vatican.

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Trump and his generals

International | Plus, Tiananmen Square vigils go on after all and other international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/04/20, 04:11 pm

UNITED STATES: Controversy has only grown over the Trump administration’s violent clearing of protesters near the White House ahead of the President Donald Trump’s somber walk Monday evening to St. John’s Church to pose for a photo holding a Bible. On Tuesday, the president signed an executive order dramatically raising international religious freedom as a priority in U.S. foreign policy, but Monday’s events overshadowed it.

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