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Anna Johansen Brown

Anna Johansen Brown

Anna Johansen Brown is a WORLD Radio reporter and features editor based in Chicago. A former speech and debate coach, she graduated from the World Journalism Institute in 2018. Follow Anna on Twitter @AnnaJohansen_.

Follow Anna Johansen Brown on Twitter @AnnaJohansen_


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Season 2, Episode 10: Hope for life change

Season 2, Episode 10: Hope for life change

In this final episode, journalists Anna Johansen Brown and Sarah Schweinsberg visit two organizations with similar goals: They want to help the homeless, people who have lost everything and have nowhere to go. But these two organizations chose different strategies … and ultimately, got very different results.

Nonprofits, both Christian and secular, have to watch out for some common pitfalls that threaten to undo all their hard work.

Every year, WORLD hosts the Hope Awards for Effective Compassion. Readers and listeners nominate hundreds of ministries, and we narrow the list to about eight or 10 semi-finalists. Just four make the final cut. This episode is about the runners-up.

Just about anyone working in mental healthcare, criminal justice, or social work will agree: people with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders face a difficult road. This episode is about the 50 million Americans dealing with mental illness.


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Coming from a good family doesn’t guarantee a trouble-free life. But having a shaky family foundation makes everything a lot harder. In this episode, journalists Anna Johansen Brown and Sarah Schweinsberg explore what compassion looks like for hurting children, young adults, and their parents.

This episode is about newcomers: Refugees and asylum seekers looking for a fresh start.

Natural disasters are disruptive and traumatic, especially for people already in emotional, physical, or spiritual crisis. Last year, every compassion ministry in the country faced the same disaster: COVID-19.

This episode of Effective Compassion is part two of our dive into addiction and substance abuse: The cauldron of stewing ingredients that leads to it, and the intense, drastic life-renewal strategies that help vanquish it.

This episode of Effective Compassion is all about addiction. The patterns and choices and life circumstances that lead to it...and the patterns, choices, life circumstances, hard work, prayer, grit, sweat, time, and love that can help break its grip.