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 20 hours 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...
Posted by Shane Claiborne 10 weeks 3 days ago
It’s 93 degrees in Texas today. And Rev. Jeff Hood is walking 200 miles across the state. What would compel somebody to do that? He wants to end the death penalty … and he is not alone.Rev. Jeff Hood...
Posted by Shane Claiborne 15 weeks 4 days ago
Southern Baptist leader Albert Mohler wrote a piece last week defending the death penalty. In his 1,200-word argument for why Christians should support the death penalty, he does not mention Jesus a...
Posted by Shane Claiborne 17 weeks 6 days ago
Last week, the men on Tennessee’s death row, four of whom have scheduled execution dates in the near future, invited Gov. Bill Haslam, the man who signs the death warrants, to join them for prayerThe...
Posted by Shane Claiborne 24 weeks 20 hours ago
A year ago yesterday — March 13, 2013 — Pope Francis officially became pope. Since then he has fascinated the world. He didn’t don the snazzy red shoes and fancy papal attire. He chose a humble...

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.