Winter 2003
Volume 7 Number 2

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Andrew Young Presented with Abraham Kuyper Award

Andrew Young received the Seminary’s annual Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life. Young is chair of GoodWorks International, a company he cofounded to energize the private sector to produce economic development in Africa and the Caribbean.

 Andrew Young, right, and PTS professor Max Stackhouse

Andrew Young, right, and PTS professor Max Stackhouse

In his lecture accompanying the presentation of the award, Young reflected on how his faith had been part of his wide-ranging public service. He has served as a top aid to Martin Luther King Jr. in the Civil Rights movement, a member of the U.S. House of Reprentatives, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and mayor of Atlanta.

“I look not just at the possibility of a war, but I have learned to look for the hand of God in each and every action involving the life of men and women,” said Young, speaking about the impending conflict with Iraq. “And I have seen through Scripture and through my own experience how God makes a way out of no way, how God takes an evil situation and redeems and reconciles it.”

The $10,000 award, established by Dr. Rimmer and Mrs. Ruth de Vries, recognizes an outstanding scholar or leader who has contributed to the development of Reformed theology as it bears on matters of public life.

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