by Lon Fendall
Does the man who stood alone at the 1965 governors' conference in his opposition to the Vietnam War have something to say today? In Stand Alone or Come Home, Lon Fendall shows how Mark Hatfield's evangelical faith drove his political convictions.
Hatfield understood that faith in Jesus Christ has implications beyond issues of personal behavior. Beliefs and actions that made him clearly both evangelical and progressive include:
- Consistent value of human life: He stood in opposition to war, capital punishment, abortion, euthanasia, and gun violence.
- Care for God's creation: He supported forestry research, timber management, and protection of water quality.
- Understanding of social justice: He worked toward ending racial discrimination and caring for the elderly, the poor, and the hungry--in the United States and around the world.