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.

The new collectives

International | In the provinces, Russian officials bully religious freedom and insist on state-sponsored worship
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/12/97, 12:00 am

In a victory for religious freedom that is becoming rarer across the former Soviet Union, a St. Petersburg official last week vetoed a proposed law that would have imposed stringent new licensing requirements on religious organizations.

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Evangelisn implosion

International | Conservative religious parties in Israel are driving a bill that would bar evangelism; the vote is a major test of the coalition government's strength; Christian groups brace for a big fight
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/05/97, 12:00 am

This is the week Jerusalem cleans up. Kodachrome boxes, gum wrappers, and bottled water containers are what's left of the tourist procession from the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

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A pyramid pummeled: Albania's financial crisis

International | Failed get-rich-quick schemes lead to anarchy then martial law; capitalist excesses threaten Eastern European freedom
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/29/97, 12:00 am

American missionary Von Golder admitted to being a little more ready to pay taxes this year after watching a Marine Corps CH-43 gunship lift off from Tirana last weekend with his family aboard. Mr. Golder's wife and three children were among more than 400 Americans evacuated from Albania after weeks of protests and rioting turned into civil skirmishes and wholesale looting.

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