World Journalism Institute students
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Responding to ‘the unimaginable’

Sexual Abuse | When a trusted individual sins in a way that can ruin dozens of young lives, Christian groups and communities need to respond quickly. Here’s one case study of ongoing recovery
by Harvest Prude & World Journalism Institute students
Posted 8/16/18, 04:21 pm

By Harvest Prude with Nicole Ault, Esther Eaton, Leah Hickman, Alyssa Jackson, Joshua Meribole, and Madison Miller

Sioux Center, Iowa, pop. 7,500, is a tight-knit, trusting community. Originally settled by Dutch Reformed immigrants in the 19th century, the town sports well-manicured green lawns, few fences, unlocked houses and cars, and numerous churches. Church and state exist in rare harmony. Public and Christian schools share buses. The city and Dordt College, a Christian institution, share a swimming pool and athletic facility.

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High hopes

Art | Why curating a church art gallery is like ‘walking on a razor blade’
by World Journalism Institute students & Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/15/18, 12:35 pm

By World Journalism Institute students Myrna Brown, Paul Butler, Alex Duke, Steve Patton, Hannah Phillips, Andrew Shaughnessy, Dane Skelton, Russell St. John, Brigitte Sylvestre, and Marty Van Driel—with Marvin Olasky

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Photo by Elbert Chu

Noxious or neighborly?

Money | Many of us know about pawnshops only from television, film, and suite-level depictions of all pawnbrokers as 'predators.' The street-level reality is more complex, as more than 30 million Americans learn, and the best place to find out is a pawnshop...
by Marvin Olasky & World Journalism Institute students
Posted 7/13/12, 04:21 am

"Check 'em out. Check 'em out. Check 'em out. Cash for Gold!"

Two yellow pieces of cardboard sandwich Willy Neuius' five-foot frame. Nearby, people pour from a New York City bus. They jostle past Neuius, who stands outside Fast Cash of Apollo, a pawnshop across from the famous Apollo Theater on 125th St. in Manhattan. "Have a good day. God bless you," he calls after them. Other men pause to slap a hug around him.

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