Sophia Lee

Sophia is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in Los Angeles. Follow Sophia on Twitter @SophiaLeeHyun.

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Cops in the classroom

Education | School systems across the United States debate the effectiveness of police officers on campus
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/09/20, 12:38 pm

A high school student in foster care had recently suffered the death of his mother, his only remaining family member. He was depressed and angry, and a rumor spread across his Los Angeles school last November that he was suicidal. The principal went to talk to him, but the boy kept his mouth shut and his expressions blank. So the principal called the police. While he was in class, police officers called him out, handcuffed him, and marched him down the hallway toward a police car. 

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“Become like little children”

Immigration | A pastor ministering to migrants in Mexico sees the wisdom of children’s faith
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/02/20, 04:46 pm

About two months ago, I interviewed a 55-year-old single woman who pastors a church in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Mexico. My interview with her didn’t make it into a story, but my interactions with her left a deep impression on me as my church begins praying about how to help the marginalized in our community.

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Justice that restores

Justice | In Christ, God modeled the kind of justice that heals
by Sophia Lee
Posted 8/21/20, 03:37 pm

On a recent Saturday, I didn’t speak to my husband for a whole day. Something had happened that triggered memories from our first year of dating, fanning a dusty cloud of hurts and wounds that I had assumed were long ago swept away. But no, there they were, settled in the dark corners of my heart, and all it took was one forceful blow to blast them out into the open. 

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