George Floyd Protests

Published June 2, 2020, WORLDteen posted here I can’t breathe. Those haunting words are reverberating across the nation. They refer to the death of a man in police custody. The circumstances surrounding the death are nothing short of horrific. A week later, protests continue to spread, and cries for justice intensify. George Floyd was a black […]

World Suits Up for Pandemic

Published in WORLDkids Some doctors and nurses will look like they’re headed for the outfield, not the hospital. They will be suited up in baseball uniforms! Instead of regular baseball outfits, a Major League Baseball uniform maker is using its fabric for masks and gowns. Why? It’s one way of helping with the coronavirus pandemic. […]

Nelson Mandela: 1918 – 2013

Published January 2014, News Current South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, died on December 5. He was 95 years old. He had been battling a lung condition that began when he contracted tuberculosis years ago. Current South African President Jacob Zuma announced Mr. Mandela’s death by saying, “We’ve lost our greatest son.” Mandela was […]

Syria’s Unrest Becomes Civil War

Published on January 2012, Top Story Geneva, Switzerland—In January 2011, a revolt began against Syria’s President Bashar Assad and his regime. Protesters demanded that President Assad step down. They demanded democratic elections from the Socialist president. Other demands included equal rights for the minority Kurdish people and freedom of speech for all. President Assad has […]

On the Ground in Japan

Published April 2011, News Current News about last month’s earthquake/tsunami disaster in Japan grows and changes daily. With the added concerns of nuclear radiation, it has been the number one international story for weeks. Instead of rehearsing that news, here is a more intimate look at the disaster through the eyes of a Christian missionary […]

Spoiled Jewel

Published March 2010, Top Story Port-au-Prince, Haiti—The Haiti earthquake was devastating—but not just because of its level-7 magnitude. Other earthquakes have been far stronger. The devastation was in large measure the consequence of other kinds of quakes—200 years of them. The main jolt of January’s late afternoon quake shook the small island nation for about […]

Recession Looming

Published February  2008, Top Story Washington, D.C.—Many experts think that the United States is about to enter a recession. A recession occurs when the whole country’s spending—both the government’s and the citizens’—drops for at least six months in a row. How does spending less money hurt the economy? When people curtail their spending, companies that […]

Justice for Hussein

Published January 13, 2004, News Current For months, the two big questions in Iraq were: One, where are the weapons of mass destruction? Two, where is Saddam Hussein? One of those questions was finally answered just before Christmas when the former dictator was pulled, dirty and worn out, from a hole in the ground near […]

A Slim Salvation

Published November 18, 2003, Top Story Clearwater, Florida—Some people say Terri Schiavo has no life worth living. Some say whatever life is left should be taken. Her husband, Michael, says both. He has tried for years to get the courts to order an end to his wife. Last month, he succeeded. The Florida Legislature and […]

Light and Shadow

Published October 9, 2001, Top Story Washington, D.C.—“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.” The world doesn’t understand the Psalms. But even in the shadow of death, God has been revealing […]