AWARDS PRESENTATION OF THE 2007 HELMUTH HUBENER AWARD Abstract This session introduces a new MESJ tradition, the presentation of the Helmuth HÃ¼bener Award to an individual or a group that has been exemplary in working towards the gospel values of equality, social justice, peace, and wise steward ship of the environment. MESJ, Mormons for Equality and Social Justice is proud to present this year’s HÃ¼bener Award to William Van Wagenen. For information about Helmuth HÃ¼bener, visit HTTP://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/HELMUTH_HUBENER. Following the award presentation, Will Van Wagenen will speak about his peacemaking experiences. Award ROBERT POORT grew up in post-war The Presenter Netherlands, where the population had suffered a great deal under the Nazi occupation. He is editor of the Dutch sister organization of MESJ in The Netherlands and Belgium: MVG, Mormonen voor Vrede en Gerechtigheid (Mormons for Peace and Justice). Award WILLIAM VAN WAGENEN grew up in Holladay, Recipient Utah, and has a B.A. in German from BYU and a M.T.S. in theology from Harvard Divinity School. As part of the U.S. pacifist group, Christian Peacemaker Teams, he has traveled to Colombia and Iraq (twice). While in Iraq the second time, he waskidnapped and held hostage for nine days in northern Iraq (27 Januaryâ€“4 February 2007).
ROBERT POORT and WILLIAM VAN WAGENEN