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Joel Belz

Joel Belz

Joel Belz (1941–2024) was WORLD’s founder and a regular contributor of commentary for WORLD Magazine and WORLD Radio. He served as editor, publisher, and CEO for more than three decades at WORLD and was the author of Consider These Things. Visit WORLD’s memorial tribute page.

Articles by Joel Belz


Simple moments in which to bear witness

Our editorial staff must pass a rigorous three-part test

What happens when retirees discover their Social Security checks are much smaller than expected?

Experts says Social Security is even closer to insolvency than we thought


WORLD’s founder recalls the doctors who’ve helped change the course of his life

Plenty of doctors have outsized influence

Recent censorship shows the power of big business to influence cultural debates

What happens when corporations cancel speech?

Forty years ago, WORLD’s first magazine almost didn’t make it to press on time

A search for an editor in 1981 had long-term implications