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 weeks 1 day ago
His guilt is clear. He posted offensive, arrogant messages all over the Internet. He carved a manifesto of revenge into the boat where he hid as police captured him. He flipped a bird at the camera...
Posted by Shane Claiborne 8 weeks 5 days ago
We call it Holy Week. But it was a terrible week.His trial reeked of injustice. His own disciple sold him out for a few pieces of silver, betrayed him with a kiss … and hung himself.As he was...
Posted by Shane Claiborne 13 weeks 1 day ago
Georgia clergy just delivered 500 signatures of faith leaders and 40 boxes of names from around the world — calling for a stop to tonight’s execution of Kelly Gissendaner. And there are more than 55,...
Posted by Shane Claiborne 13 weeks 4 days 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 17 weeks 55 min 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,...

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.