Shane Claiborne and social justice is coming to Canadian Mennonite University.
Ordinary radical preaches Jesus and justice
Shane Claiborne set to address annual Peace-It-Together youth conference
By Aaron Epp | Wednesday, September 18, 2013
WINNIPEG, MB—How can Christians view their faith in a way that engages the world, addresses injustice and makes God’s love manifest?
That’s a question Shane Claiborne is interested in exploring when he speaks at Canadian Mennonite University next month. The activist and author will speak at the university’s Peace-It-Together youth conference October 18-20.
Claiborne spoke to ChristianWeek by phone from his home at The Simple Way—a community he helped start in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighbourhood. It focuses on loving God, loving its neighbours, living simply and making a difference in the area through a variety of different initiatives.
Claiborne points to a quotation from the Presbyterian writer and theologian Frederick Buechner: “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”
To understand why this is a concern, read the following:
Jim Wallis, Shane Claiborne and Progressive Christianity
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