Sophia Lee

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

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Hidden violence

Marriage | Spousal abuse is a widespread sin that many churches ignore at their—and their members’—peril
by Sophia Lee
Posted 5/10/18, 11:01 am

On Jan. 27, 2015, T—to protect privacy we are using only an initial—emailed leaders of her nondenominational church in western Washington state: “I’m asking for HELP! I’m desperately asking for help.” She said her husband had abused her with threats, lies, blame-shifting, and manipulation throughout 24 years of their marriage. She felt lost, afraid, broken.

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Is America the greatest nation?

Society | Chatting with Dennis Prager and wrestling with U.S. exceptionalism
by Sophia Lee
Posted 5/09/18, 03:48 pm

Last week I had the pleasure of smoking cigars with radio talk show host Dennis Prager in his library. There we were, a 69-year-old Jew from Brooklyn and a 30-year-old Christian from South Korea, pontificating about God and country, surrounded by rosewood bookshelves and thick cigar smoke that we blew in circles to the ceiling.

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Sowing peace in Jericho

Palestinian territories | A once-militant Palestinian now fights disillusionment among his people, one kindergartner at a time
by Sophia Lee
Posted 5/04/18, 09:49 am

As Tass Saada charged with his Simonov rifle into the Battle of Karameh, he had one mission in mind: obliterate as many Jews as he could. From the battlefield of spurting blood and shredded limbs, the 17-year-old Palestinian and trained sniper spotted the ancient city of Jericho lying beyond the Jordan River. One day, he swore, he would win back his people’s homeland.

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