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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Nigeria’s killing spree

International | Plus misreading the Christchurch attack and other international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/18/19, 12:51 pm

NIGERIA: At least 120 people have died in the last month in Fulani-led terrorist attacks in mostly Christian areas of Kaduna State—including a killing spree one week ago that left more than 50 dead and 140 homes destroyed.

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‘One of New Zealand’s darkest days’

International | Welcome to the age of ‘Selfie Jihad,’ Yazidi endurance, and more
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/15/19, 01:58 pm

NEW ZEALAND: Three men and one woman are in custody following Friday’s mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques that killed 49 Muslim worshippers and wounded at least 48 others. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the worst terror attack in the country’s history “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”

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Population concentration

Evangelism | New megacities open new doors to disciple the nations
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/14/19, 03:43 pm

New York City’s metropolitan area became the world’s first megacity in the 1930s, when its population passed the 10 million mark. By 2015 New York City had fallen to No. 9 in a rapidly urbanizing world with 30 megacities. By 2018 there were 33 such cities, and forecasters anticipate 15 more megacities by 2035—perhaps six within the next decade. A World Bank report of a decade ago was right to pronounce urban growth “one of the most important challenges of the 21st century.”

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