The Rev. Dr. David Killian, President of the Massachusetts Bible Society, will receive the 2019 Spirituality & Justice Award on Sunday, April 28, during the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist at All Saints Parish in Brookline, MA. 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.
He is President of the Massachusetts Bible Society, founded in 1809, whose mission is "to promote biblical literacy, understanding, and dialogue that is grounded in scholarship, socially relevant, and respectful of the many voices within the Bible and all those who turn to the Bible in faith."
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 Orgainization (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. David is currently the Priest at St. John's Episcopal Church in Newton.
David is President of the Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM), established in 1966, 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.
All are invited to this celebration on Sunday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Parish.