Guest / Limited Access /

Died • Donald Hoke, director of the 1974 Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, on November 15, following a stroke. From 1974 to 1978, Hoke served as the first director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. He then became the senior pastor of Cedar Springs Presbyterian in Knoxville, Tennessee, and retired in 1990.

Resigned • Joel Hunter, as president-elect of the Christian Coalition (CC) on November 21. The megachurch pastor and critic of the Religious Right said transition meetings with the board revealed he would be unable to expand cc priorities beyond abortion and same-sex marriage.

Honored • Simon Deng, a Sudanese Christian, by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for working against genocide and slavery. adl, known for opposing anti-Semitism, recognized Deng with the Ina Kay Award on November 14. Deng suffered for more than three years as a slave in northern Sudan, where he refused to renounce his Christian faith.

Murdered • Dionisio Diaz Garcia, an Association for a More Just Society (AJS) lawyer, on December 4 in Honduras. Garcia was driving to court, where he planned to advocate for the labor rights of 10 security guards. ajs, a Christian agency and partner with International Justice Mission, seeks social justice for the poor in Honduras.



Related Elsewhere:

The Billy Graham Center archives has a memorial page for Donald Hoke.

The Orlando Sentinel reported on Joel Hunter's resignation. He is expected to disclose the content of talks between evangelical leaders and scientists about global warming today.

Simon Deng was one of four people honored by the Anti-Defamation League. A transcript of his speech at a symposium on victims of jihad and an interview are available online.

The Association for ...

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview

To continue reading, subscribe now. Subscribers have full digital access.

From Issue:
Read These NextSee Our Latest
RecommendedPhilip Yancey: Be Pioneers of Grace in a Post-Christian America
Subscriber Access Only Philip Yancey: Be Pioneers of Grace in a Post-Christian America
The author lays out a way to witness after churches have lost their cultural privilege.
TrendingPope Francis Learns What Rick Warren, Russell Moore, N. T. Wright Think about Marriage
Pope Francis Learns What Rick Warren, Russell Moore, N. T. Wright Think about Marriage
(UPDATED) Warren turns Vatican conference into 'revivalist meeting,' while Moore explains why marriage crosses theological boundaries.
Editor's PickGrace in a Strip Bar
Grace in a Strip Bar
Being a friend of sinners with discernment and love.
Comments
Christianity Today
Passages
hide thisFebruary February

In the Magazine

February 2007

To continue reading, subscribe now for full print and digital access.