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.

Burma's rain of terror

International | Testimony on Burmese persecution of Christian minorities pushes the White House to act; a separate court ruling may make American multinational company liable for abuses
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/03/97, 12:00 am

When the rains come to Burma even the bamboo shrinks. The wet season, with its daily drenchings and gales of wind, is nearly upon southern Asia. Shrinking from it also will be more than 100,000 Karen refugees huddled along the Thai border with little protection from the elements.

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Military, missionaries

International | Both are heavily engaged in Zairian and Albanian crises
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/26/97, 12:00 am

Faraway crises-human or constitutional-are quickly forgotten by American news outlets. But the two stories below have found an oddly durable shelf life. Human tragedy combined with sweeping governmental changes sustain them as front-page news. U.S. soldiers have the mission of somehow stopping the violence and containing each conflict. American missionaries and Christian leaders also continue to play pivotal roles worth following.

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How to treat tyranny

International | Broad evangelical coalition urges political pressure on behalf of their beleaguered brothers, but some evangelicals support business as usual and lobby to protect Beijing's MFN status
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/19/97, 12:00 am

When Vice President Al Gore returned from China with a fistful of commercial contracts, his former colleague and the top-ranking Democrat in the House, Richard Gephardt, came out in opposition to the Most Favored Nation (MFN) trading status with China that makes such multi-billion-dollar deals possible.

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