In retirement, Shaw said he hopes to continue his work on health and education projects in Africa. He will spend more time with his monastic community. And he will work on his pottery, a favorite hobby.
Asked about his impetus for political activism, Shaw cited the life of Jesus.
“He was very out there in terms of critiquing a society that didn’t recognize the dignity of human beings,” Shaw said in an interview. “And so I think because I’m a follower of Jesus, that’s my responsibility as well ”” I’m supposed to speak up on issues that diminish people’s dignity.”