The Common Good

Shane Claiborne

Shane Claiborne is a Red Letter Christian and a founding partner of The Simple Way community, a radical faith community that lives among and serves the homeless in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. He is the co-author, with Chris Haw, of Jesus for President.

Blog Posts by Shane Claiborne

Posted by Shane Claiborne 5 days 22 hours ago
I’ve often told young college shoppers: Don’t just consider how strong the academics are, or how good the football team is, or even how you like the campus or the town. All of those are good...
Posted by Shane Claiborne 2 weeks 4 days ago
On Nov. 6, Wheaton, “the Harvard of Christian colleges,” is hosting a forum on the death penalty. But it’s not just any forum. It has potential to reshape the way evangelicals in America think...
Posted by Shane Claiborne 7 weeks 2 days ago
BREAKING NEWS:There is a nonviolent uprising around immigration happening in Philadelphia and a dozen other U.S. cities. Philadelphia faith leaders announced that they will welcome...
Posted by Shane Claiborne 9 weeks 6 days ago
Dr. King said: a “riot is the language of the unheard.”What happens when folks do not feel like their voices are being heard?They shout louder.Rioting is what almost happened in Ferguson,...
Posted by Shane Claiborne 12 weeks 4 days ago
It’s been said that our politics are often shaped by what we see out the window. Twenty years ago, if you would've asked me if I thought police treat people fairly regardless of race, I would...

Articles by Shane Claiborne

Reflections on stopping gun violence, a year after the massacre in Newtown.

Can getting to know people on the "other side" help tear down the walls between us? It already has.

I am Emergent and I Don't Fit the Stereotype

by Julie CLawson

The horror of death does not have the last word.

Christian activist (and former high school prom king) Shane Claiborne spent his college years in the company of like-minded travelers.