Lynne Hybels, co-founder of Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois, is author of Nice Girls Don’t Change the World and a columnist for Sojourners magazine.
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When People Become a Commodity
A club owner in Chicago can pick up the phone and "mail-order" three girls from Eastern Europe.
An Apology to My Muslim Friends
Tahrir Square: The Many Little Revolutions
How to Pray for Egypt
Cooking Up Peace
Six Christian women from an evangelical church in Texas invited six Jewish women from a local synagogue and six Muslim women from a local mosque to form a cooking club.
Prayer and Fasting for Egypt
Jesus' Best Work
In February 2009, I attended a conference in Egypt taught by Arab Christians from throughout the Middle East.
Waging Peace During Threats of Terrorism
Hope for the Holy Land
The Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman
In the DRC, soldiers use women's bodies as a battlefield.
The DRC: The Worst Place on Earth to be a Woman
Mother of Exiles
Following Jesus in the West Bank
This Changes Everything
Every time I hear a news report about casualties of war, my mind travels back to the early ’90s. Twice in two years I traveled with a humanitarian organization to Croatia and Bosnia as those countries were being ripped apart by war with Serbia. It was a vicious war. When entering a village, soldiers routinely raped the women and took captive all the men and boys over 13, most of whom never returned.
Jesus-Focused Conversations in Occupied Bethlehem
From 'Strangers at Our Gates' to Brothers and Sisters
I've Done It. I've Reclaimed Christmas.
From Bethlehem: A Human Story
When it comes to Israel/Palestine, the human story often gets lost in the confusion of ideology and politics. Let me just highlight the story of one woman, a wife and mother named Isme. Prior to October 12, 2009, Isme lived in a small but tidy one-story house in the outskirts of Jerusalem.