Nicholas D. Kristof

Nicholas D. Kristof is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and has been a columnist for The Times since November 2001.

After joining The New York Times in 1984, initially covering economics, he served as a correspondent in Los Angeles and as bureau chief in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. He later was Associate Managing Editor of the Times, responsible for Sunday editions.

In 1990, Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, who was also once a Times journalist, won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement. Kristof then won a second Pulitzer in 2006, for what the judges called “his graphic, deeply reported columns that, at personal risk, focused attention on genocide in Darfur.”

In his Times column, Kristof was an early opponent of the Iraq war, and was among the first to warn that we were losing ground in Afghanistan. He also regularly focused attention on global poverty, health and gender issues, as well as climate change. Since 2004, he has written dozens of columns about Darfur and has visited the region several times.

Him and his wife are authors of the books China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power and Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia. Their book about women in the developing world, Half the Sky, will be published by the end of this year.

Rick Warren

Pastor Rick Warren was born in San Jose, California. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from California Baptist University, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Theological Seminary, and Doctor of Ministry from Fuller
Theological Seminary.

Pastor Warren founded Saddleback Church in Lake Forest in 1980 with one other family. Today, it is one of America’s most influential churches, with approximately 20,000 people attending the weekend services. Saddleback offers more than 200 community ministries and support groups for parents, families, children, couples, prisoners, addicts, people living with HIV/AIDS, depression, MS, Parkinson’s, autism, and many others.

He is the author of The Purpose Driven Life, the bestselling hardback in American history, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide. He built the Purpose Driven Network, a global alliance of pastors from 162 countries and hundreds of denominations who have been trained to be purpose driven churches. He also founded – an online interactive community that provides sermons, forums, and other practical resources for pastors – including archives of a bi-weekly newsletter that is sent to more than 100,000 pastors and ministry leaders.

Where & Where


January 11, '10
7:00 p.m. (pst)


Saddleback Church
Main Auditorium

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Human trafficking isn’t some remote issue occurring outside our realm of understanding and awareness; it’s taking place right in our own backyard. People are being coerced, exploited, and forced to work with no or low payment in circumstances that are highly degrading. Join Pastor Rick and guest speaker Nicholas D. Kristof on Monday, January 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the Worship Center as they shed light on one of the fastest-growing industries and number two illegal cash producer in the world. We’ll also address the difference we can make right here in our own community!