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 weeks 1 day 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...
Posted by Shane Claiborne 20 weeks 5 days ago
Twenty-seven evangelical Christian leaders across Texas and the United States are calling on Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson to allow a new, fair sentencing hearing for Duane Buck. Mr...
Posted by Shane Claiborne 25 weeks 4 days ago
Yesterday, I read about the 2-year old child who shot herself by accident in North Carolina over the weekend. Then I read about the horror of another school shooting in Nevada. Only...
Posted by Shane Claiborne 28 weeks 1 day ago
Today, Oct. 4, Christians around the world remember one of the great heroes of our faith, and the current pope’s namesake – Francis of Assisi. But Francesco Bernadone (Francis of Assisi), who died on...
Posted by Shane Claiborne 31 weeks 5 days ago
Right after 9/11, I asked a kid in my neighborhood what we should do in response. His answer: “Those people did something very wrong ...” He thought pensively and continued, “But two wrongs don’t...

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.