Sophia Lee

Sophia is a features reporter for WORLD Magazine. She graduated from the University of Southern California with degrees in print journalism and East Asian language and culture. She lives in Los Angeles with her cat, Shalom. Follow Sophia on Twitter @SophiaLeeHyun.

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Prayer and politics

North Korea | A worldview split leads to sharp differences on how to fight oppression in North Korea
by Sophia Lee
Posted 1/25/13, 01:00 am

Many of us are used to thinking there’s a right way and a wrong way in politics and that we should take advantage of every opportunity to make our points—but what do we do when people are fighting for the same thing but have decidedly different strategies growing out of different worldviews?

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'Aborting the future'

Roe v. Wade | Alarm about low birthrates brings official attention to abortion in South Korea
by Sophia Lee
Posted 1/11/13, 01:00 am

South Korea is mired in contradictions when it comes to abortion. Abortion there is illegal, and has been since 1953 for all cases except rape, incest, or severe genetic disorder—and last year South Korea’s highest court upheld the ban. But for six decades abortions have been common and cheap, costing only about $200.

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Sophia Lee

Multiple identities

Lifestyle | Asian-Americans foster faith on campus through both multi-ethnic and Asian-specific fellowships
by Angela Lu Fulton & Sophia Lee
Posted 11/02/12, 01:00 am

Three days before fall semester at the University of California–Los Angeles began, a student group fair gave campus organizations recruiting opportunities. Between booths representing Feminists on Campus and UCLA Republicans, representatives of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship—which is half Asian-American—passed out fliers about upcoming events. Meanwhile, Korea Campus Crusade for Christ (KCCC) members huddled in a group praying for God’s guidance in their evangelical mission. 

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