In honor of its 10th anniversary, the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School will host a lecture titled "Faith-Rooted Community Organizing in a Time of Travail’ by the Rev. Dr. Peter Goodwin Heltzel.
There will be responses from Duke Divinity School professsor J. Kameron Carter and from Camryn Smith. Professor Edgardo Colón-Emeric will moderate.
An ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Heltzel is the director of the Micah Institute and associate professor of systematic theology at New York Theological Seminary. He also serves as assistant pastor of evangelism at Park Avenue Christian Church in New York City.
Heltzel is the author of Jesus and Justice: Evangelicals, Race and American Politics and of Resurrection City: A Theology of Improvisation. He recently co-authored the book Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World with Alexia Salvatierra. Heltzel played a critical role in organizing faith leaders in the successful Living Wage Campaign in NYC (2010-2012).
For more information about the lecture, contact Abi Riak, manager of operations and programs for the center.