7 Evangelicals Who Made an Impact in 2017

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Popular speaker and author Beth Moore tells the 22,000 students at Passion 2011 that they need to control their mind and set their focus on God during her morning session on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia. |

Beth Moore

The #MeToo hashtag spread like a wildfire this past October with women worldwide sharing their stories of how they were sexually assaulted or harassed.

Among those to chime in about the movement was Beth Moore, the 60-year-old founder of Living Proof Ministries in Texas, a Bible-based organization for women. Although Moore has shared her experiences of abuse for years, she used the momentum from the #MeToo movement to launch her own #WeToo movement.

As many celebrities and political figures were disgraced by sexual assault and misconduct allegations this year, Moore wrote an op-ed that was published Dec. 13 titled "Why consent isn't all there is to it." The op-ed explains that parents have a role to play in training their children to have the confidence to use the word "no."

Moore also joined hundreds of other Christian leaders by signing onto the #SilenceIsNotSpiriutal declaration, a campaign to get evangelical churches to "stand with" women who experience sexual violence and "stand up for women" who experience abuse and violence.

In mid-December, Moore took to Twitter to assert that "We've let evil overtake the entire reputation of evangelicalism," suggesting that things like racism, misogyny and arrogance have plagued the evangelical movement.

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