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Seeking peace in sickness

China | With coronavirus spreading, Chinese churches are trying to help their neighbors
by June Cheng
Posted 2/06/20, 11:42 am

On Jan. 20, Zhang Ruzhen traveled from her home in Wuhan to Chengdu to celebrate Chinese New Year with her son, Xue Ximing, and his family. She soon developed a cough and low-grade fever, so the family brought her to the local hospital. By Jan. 23, doctors discovered she had contracted the novel coronavirus and quarantined her and Xue’s family.

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Confused about compassionate conservatism?

Effective Compassion | Explaining the concept to liberal Americans and traditionalist Italians
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/01/20, 01:48 pm

As WORLD’s Effective Compassion podcast continues in its weekly installments, I’d like to take us back 20 years to a time when “compassionate conservatism” was getting huge attention due to presidential candidate George W. Bush’s embrace of it, but widespread confusion remained about what this new idea was all about.

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Long-awaited family reunions

Compassion | A year and a half after implementation of the family separation policy, some children continue to wait for their parents
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/29/20, 04:27 pm

David Xol reunited with his now 9-year-old son Byron last week at Los Angeles International Airport after the U.S. government separated them at a border detention facility in May 2018. U.S. authorities deported Xol to Guatemala, while his son stayed in various government facilities before landing in a host home in Texas. Xol was among nine parents who were able to return to the United States after deportation to reunite with children they hadn’t seen in a year and a half or longer.

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