Died Jerald Tanner, on October 1, in Salt Lake City from complications related to Alzheimer's disease. He was 68. Tanner grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but became an outspoken critic after accepting Christ when he was 19. He published MormonismShadow or Reality in 1963. Twenty years later, he founded the Utah Lighthouse Ministry, which seeks to disprove Mormonism by examining its early texts.
Appointed C. Ben Mitchell, as director of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity. Mitchell, editor of Ethics & Medicine: An International Journal of Bioethics, will continue to serve as associate professor of bioethics and contemporary culture at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois.
Died Al Whittaker, cofounder of Opportunity International, on September 27. He was 88. Whittaker left Bristol-Myers International, where he was president, in 1971 to found Opportunity, which provides loans and financial training to poor entrepreneurs.
Appointed Jonathan Aitken, in October, to succeed Baroness Caroline Cox as honorary president of Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW). The former British Cabinet minister became a Christian in 1999 during an 18-month prison sentence for perjury. Aitken has served on the board of reference for csw, which promotes religious liberty.
Resigned Joel Hunter, has stepped down before his official installation as president of the Christian Coalition of America. Hunter, senior pastor of Northland Church in Orlando, had planned to expand the conservative group's mission to include creation care and human rights.
Installed Steve Moore, as president and ceo of the Evangelical Fellowship of Mission Agencies (EFMA). Moore founded ...1