WORLD Vol 27 No 24

34    Demographic hope
A sobering 2012 election has political conservatives searching for ways to regain lost ground. Evangelical
minorities might be a place to start

42    New blood
Of the 12 new U.S. senators, six are new to Congress and six
are moving over from the House, as Republicans who eyed a takeover  instead face diminished status

46   Redistricting rout
Allen West, others go down in seven-seat loss in the House

48    True grit
Churches, businesses, and homeowners face loss from Sandy and dig in

52     ‘We were exhausted’
Desperate parents of autistic children are finding compassionate help through Christian respite care centers

56     Trading places
Once a war zone itself, Iraq now hosts tens of thousands of Syrian refugees