Lynne Hybels

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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Smiles from the Inside

by Lynne Hybels 08-05-2014

Lynne Hybels, center, with Syrian refugees and staff at the Za'atari U.N. camp. (Photo by Christine Anderson.)

The Za'atari refugee camp is the fourth largest city in Jordan.

To the Women of Syria

by Lynne Hybels 06-04-2014

I wish I could end the war ravaging your country.

Protecting the Innocent

by Lynne Hybels 04-03-2014

These desperately poor children are sacrificed to the sex trade's insatiable hunger.

And Now, the Rest of the Story

by Lynne Hybels 12-11-2013

From destitution and fear to security, Charlene (Photo courtesy of Sean Sheridan, World Relief)

For years, Charlene's face haunted me and compelled me to action.

A Dogged Pursuit of Middle East Peace

by Lynne Hybels 10-02-2013

A young woman prays for peace at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Photo by Christine M. Anderson

"The alternative—not having negotiations—is guaranteed to fail."

Stories Worth Telling

by Lynne Hybels 07-01-2013

Ronit Avni, photo courtesy of Changemakers

We need to hear more about the people committed to peace.

The Man in Row 26

by Lynne Hybels 05-11-2013

In the weeks and months to come, thousands of refugees will walk quietly down jetways into worlds they've never imagined.

How small my world gets when I'm not paying attention.

The Cost of 'Perverted' Preaching

by Lynne Hybels 03-14-2013
We're seeing a slow but sustainable transformation of cultural attitudes toward gender and sex.

Congolese surgeon and activist Monique Kapamba Yangoy (courtesy of Christine Anderson)

We're seeing a slow but sustainable transformation of cultural attitudes toward gender and sex.

Aren't We Supposed to Be Peacemakers?

by Lynne Hybels 01-07-2013

Wherever I go in the world, I want to be quick to listen to differing perspectives and slow to pick sides.

Gathering Around the Peace Table

by Lynne Hybels 09-01-2012

"We've been caught up in conflict and violence for so long." —Congolese pastor