The recipient of the 2015 Spirituality and Justice Award is Dr. Colin Johnstone. The award will be given at services on November 7 and 8.
Colin has been nominated numerous times in the past several years for his dedicated work in building relationships between All Saints, the Diocese of Massachusetts, and the Diocese of Tanga in Tanzania. Colin’s leadership has been instrumental in helping fund a tractor and cultivation equipment for a farm in Korogwe and a village health center in Kizara; supporting the ministry of St. Alban’s Church, Mgombezi to children orphaned by HIV/AIDS by providing a swing set and church school supplies; helping establish a tailoring school for women in Mgombezi; supporting the pastoral and youth ministries of Holy Cross Parish, Magila and the building of a nursery school in the Anglican parish of St. Francis Xavier in Kizara, Tanzania, named in honor of Bishop M. Thomas Shaw. In addition, Colin has served the Diocese on the Commission on Ministry and the Standing Committee, and here at All Saints as co-chair of the Mission and Outreach Committee and Vestry member. Colin will preach at both the Celtic service at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7 and the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, November 8. There will be a luncheon in the dining room after the service on Sunday to honor Colin and hear him speak briefly about his recent trip to the diocese of Tanga.
The Spirituality and Justice Award has been given out annually since 1998. Persons may be nominated from all faith traditions. Nominees should be persons who have significantly contributed to the furtherance of justice and whose work has been informed by their own deep spirituality. Nominations are accepted at any time; to nominate someone please use this link.