InterVarsity Press Author Peter Heltzel Honored With 2014 Nelson Mandela Community Activist Award

David Gonzalez/The New York Times
David Gonzalez/The New York Times

InterVarsity Press author Peter Heltzel was honored with the 2014 Nelson Mandela Community Activist Award for his ongoing work to make a difference in New York City. The award was presented by the New York City Clergy Roundtable at the Nelson Mandela Tribute & Award Ceremony, held March 7 at First Corinthian Baptist Church in New York.

Co-authored with fellow pastor Alexia Salvatierra, Heltzel’s Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World (IVP Books) released in December 2013.

“Faith-rooted organizing is gathering people for social change in a manner that is guided and shaped by our faith, and designed to enable us to contribute our unique gifts to the broader movement for justice,” Heltzel said.

“I will spend the rest of my life trying to live up to Mandela’s legacy of freedom and justice,” Heltzel said.

“It’s no surprise to me that Peter Heltzel would be honored with this award,” said David Zimmerman, associate editor at InterVarsity Press. “Peter is one of those rare authors—his co-author, Alexia, is another—whose intellect keeps pace with their passion.”

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SOURCE: Christian Retailing
Jeremy Burns

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