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 2 days 10 hours ago
Only 15 women have been executed in the U.S. since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976. For two death penalty cases involving women to make the news in the same week is unprecedented – but...
Posted by Shane Claiborne 3 weeks 4 days ago
It looks like the death penalty may be on life support.January was set to be the deadliest month for U.S. executions in 2015, but nine of the 15 executions were stopped. In an unprecedented wave,...
Posted by Shane Claiborne 11 weeks 5 days ago
There is power in a name.One of the things happening in our world right now is that people are “naming” injustice. No longer are we just talking about statistics, numbers and data. We are lifting up...
Posted by Shane Claiborne 14 weeks 5 days 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 16 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...

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.