Rectory award 2015

The Rectory School Headmaster Fred Williams. Photo: Mary Lou SeawardIn May 2015 Michael was awarded by his wartime boarding school in Connecticut the Rectory School Distinguished Service Award. Headmaster Fred Williams, making the award, said, 'In a world too full of hatred and animosity, Michael Henderson has distinguished himself for his efforts to promote reconciliation and encourage forgiveness. He has written about this in his many titles and his accounts of forgiveness in “No Enemy to Conquer” will bring one to tears. In this book he speaks of horrible situations of personal loss and civil disunion. Yet in the darkest moments and deepest disputes, he tells of individuals who had the strength to confront the enemy and work to reconcile, not destroy. His message tells us that reaching out to those who are in conflict with, while not without cost, offers personal and social healing rather than increased body count and perpetual mourning.