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2019 Spirituality and Justice Award

April 28, 2019 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries’ President to Receive 2019 Spirituality & Justice Award

The Rev. Dr. David Killian, who served as a pastor in Boston, Brookline, Watertown, and Newton, will receive the 2019 Spirituality and Justice Award on Sunday, April 28 during the 10:30 am Holy Eucharist at All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street in Brookline. The award is given each year to a person whose deep spirituality is expressed in work for social justice. The Award was given over the years to Bishop Desmond Tutu, Marian Wright Edelman, and Dr. Peter Farmer. As the second-longest serving rector in the 125-year history of All Saints Parish from 1992 to 2012, David established the Ruah Interfaith Spirituality Institute that organized lectures, seminars and retreats that attracted Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and others to deepen their own spirituality and encounter spiritual practices in faiths other than their own. David’s faith in Jesus grounds his daily prayer and motivates him to love his neighbor as himself and work for justice for all of God’s children.

As President of the Brookline Interfaith Clergy Association he worked with spiritual leaders of all faiths on issues of social justice. He led All Saints Parish to participate in the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) to work for racial and economic justice. He served congregations in Washington, D.C., Columbus, Ohio, Toronto, Canada, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Boston’s Paulist Center, Dover, Watertown, and Marblehead, and currently is the Priest at St. John’s Church in Newton. He is President of the Board of the Massachusetts Bible Society, founded in 1809 to give Bibles to congregations, hospitals, and prisons, and to promote biblical literacy.

In 2010 the Ruah Spirituality Institute merged with Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM), where David today is president of the Board. CMM, established in 1966, is the oldest interfaith social justice organization in the greater Boston area. CMM works to reduce youth violence in crime-prone communities, promote affordable housing in Boston and provide leadership training for youth and adults of different faiths. David has designated CMM to receive the cash gift of $500 associated with this award. All are invited to this celebration on Sunday, April 28, at 10:30 am at All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street in Brookline. A reception will follow the worship service.

For more information, please click here http://allsaintsbrookline.org/spirituality-justice-award/



April 28, 2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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All Saints Parish
1773 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445-4214 United States
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