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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Nigerian Christians lose hope

International | Pastor’s execution lead many to question the government’s ability to protect them
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/23/20, 01:39 pm

NIGERIA: Militants executed the kidnapped chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, pastor Lawan Andimi, only weeks after they distributed a proof-of-life video following his Jan. 3 abduction. The Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) and its Boko Haram affiliates also claimed to have killed another abducted Christian, who they did not identify.

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Travel crunch

International | The world’s largest human migration begins for Chinese New Year
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/17/20, 03:46 pm

CHINA: With the approach of Chinese New Year, the world’s largest migration begins this weekend. An estimated 3 billion trips will be made over the next three weeks, as Chinese revelers flock to be with family and friends.

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Living with brutal realities

Iran | Soleimani’s death raises new tension for Iraq’s Christians
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/16/20, 03:38 pm

As the United States and Iran traded airstrikes in Iraq this month, Behnam Benoka made middle-of-the-night pastoral visits. “It’s important I am available to meet with them in their homes at this hour,” the Syriac Catholic priest said of parishioners when I reached him by phone on Jan. 7. “We wake in the night due to the situation, and people are worried.”

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