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Cover Stories

Why do we cover this?

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | WORLD is purposely leaving out of this story gross specific detail, but some readers may wonder why we are running it at all. The essential reason: Churches…

Cover Stories

Breaking faith

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | As sexual scandal rocks the Roman Catholic church, Protestants face a lurking sex scandal as well. Will churches and national organizations take biblical…

In this issue: "Clergy Sexual Abuse," March 30, 2002


UNHCR: Policing or protecting?

By Mindy Belz

International | A report from the United Nations relief agency finds that aid workers are involved in the sexual abuse of refugee girls, but the agency isn't willing to name…



The document does not work by itself. It requires a few good men. U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm (R-Texas), holding a copy of the Constitution on the Senate floor and…


By The Editors

EDITED E.T.: When E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial rolled back into theaters for its 20th anniversary release, parts of the Steven Spielberg fantasy were changed.

Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Political buzz from Washington

The Buzz

By The Editors

Militants kill five, wound 40 in attack on Christian congregation in Pakistan; diplomat vows to stay 'We will be here' Terrorists once again struck down…


A dime's difference

By Joel Belz

Republicans at least pretend to have an external standard

Alone in the tunnel

By Andrée Seu

Where we find the courage to struggle with temptation


A bright spot The past few weeks have been pretty grim for us Jews who believe in Jesus. The intifada and increased violence in Israel, Billy Graham's lame…


By Marvin Olasky

Ode to basketball, baseball, and Easter grace unearned



By The Editors

Culture | The five best-selling nonfiction hardbacks as measured by placement on four leading lists as of March 20

Impotent condescension

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Europeans look down their noses at the U.S.'s "hyper-power" status

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