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.

Books: Not for the beachbag

International | But these stories of persecution make good summer reading
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/26/97, 12:00 am

The greatest challenge to writing a book about persecution, according to Herb Schlossberg, is making the material hold still long enough to analyze it. From recent reports of American missionaries in Ukraine threatened with deportation, to Muslim-led riots against Pentecostal churches in East Timor, the landscape for oppressed Christians is an ever-changing host of exotica.

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Most-favored preacher

National | Billy and Ned Graham work to preserve MFN for China
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/12/97, 12:00 am

For all the talk of corporate America's lobbying power muscling down the congressional effort to revoke China's most-favored nation trading status, in the end it was the support of an outwardly apolitical North Carolina preacher that was cited most often by those doing the bidding of big business.

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Unorthodox legislation

International | Bill to restrict foreign missionaries is headed for Yeltsin's desk
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/12/97, 12:00 am

Russia's State Duma passed overwhelmingly in June a bill that threatens the activities of most Christian organizations and

churches established since the fall of communism.

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