Shane Claiborne to Speak at Chapel Sept. 11

Sept. 6, 2006

by Jodi Cunningham, student newswriter

Shane Claiborne, a sought-after Christian activist and speaker, will be featured at Baylor University during chapel services at 10 and 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in Waco Hall.

Claiborne is a co-founder of The Simple Way, a non-profit faith organization that works within the inner city of Philadelphia. According to the group's web site, they seek to build a new kingdom of faith and love for the homeless and poor by creating a sense of community.

Along with his work at The Simple Way, Claiborne serves on the board of directors for the Christian Community Development Association, the largest association of faith-based organizations in the nation.

In his spare time, Claiborne is a published author, traveler and circus performer. His latest book, The Irresistible Revolution: Living as An Ordinary Radical, questions the social structure of the world and challenges readers to truly live out their Christian mission.

Claiborne most recently traveled to Iraq where he spent three weeks in Baghdad with the Iraq Peace Team. As a member of the IPT, Claiborne traveled to bombing sites and visited hospitals.

"The Christians in Baghdad gave me so much hope in the church," Claiborne writes on his web site. All 12 of his Iraq journals are posted on the Simple Way's web site at www.thesimpleway.org and are available for download.

For more information on Claiborne or other chapel services, contact the office of university ministries at 710-3517.

Chapel can be viewed live on the web at www.baylor.edu/um.

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