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Compassion on call

Disaster relief | Networking churches for disaster relief
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 3/01/18, 04:03 pm

Daniel Geraci is the founder and executive director of the Austin Disaster Relief Network of 175-plus churches. ADRN, which celebrates its ninth birthday in March, deploys volunteers after floods, hurricanes, and other disasters. Here are edited excerpts of an interview that took place in the Olasky living room and includes questions posed by the 10 members of the World Journalism Institute’s ninth mid-career course.

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Opioids in the boroughs

Drug Abuse | Learning about drug recovery on Staten Island and drug dealing among Baltimore police
by Emily Belz
Posted 1/30/18, 06:41 pm

A New York moment:

I’ve been working on a story about the opioid epidemic, traveling around the city to see what responses are working and what aren’t after a year or two of sustained public attention. One striking pattern is how few Christian residential programs exist in the city, despite the tens of thousands of New Yorkers who struggle with opioid addiction. (Some 43,000 are on maintenance drugs like methadone or Suboxone.)

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Lessons from Joni

Faith & Inspiration | What some persevering people in difficult situations taught me
by Jamie Dean
Posted 11/10/17, 04:13 pm

Our current cover story in WORLD features our 2017 Daniel of the Year: Joni Eareckson Tada. You can read more here about the remarkable life she’s led as a quadriplegic and disabilities advocate since her diving accident 50 years ago.

Earlier this year, I spent time shadowing Joni at church, work, and home. Here are a few takeaways from that experience:

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