Wesley Granberg-Michaelson – A Tribute to Mark Hatfield – UPDATE

Mark O. Hatfield’s political witness shaped a whole generation of students, teachers, pastors, and social activists in the evangelical community and beyond. The voice of Christians today who plead for social justice and peaceful alternatives to war would not have emerged with its strength and clarity in the 1970s without his leadership. His death underscores the vacuum of such spiritually rooted voices uncompromising in their commitments to peace and justice within the cacophony of political rhetoric today.

One of my life’s greatest privileges and joys was to work as an assistant to Senator Mark O. Hatfield for nearly a decade, from 1968 to 1977. I saw first-hand what courageous leadership, combined with unswerving compassion and civility, looked like within the political life of that turbulent and formative era. Those experiences are shared in my book, Unexpected Destinations (Eerdmans). Continue reading “Wesley Granberg-Michaelson – A Tribute to Mark Hatfield – UPDATE”

Associated Baptist Press – Mark Hatfield remembered as champion for religious liberty

Associated Baptist Press – Mark Hatfield remembered as champion for religious liberty.

A tribute to former US Senator Mark Hatfield, a true champion of religious freedom. I wish more Republican senators (and Democrats alike) would be men and women of integrity of his caliber.

May God rest him in peace.

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Here are a few of the things said about him by people who knew him well: Continue reading “Associated Baptist Press – Mark Hatfield remembered as champion for religious liberty”