Bucks County Herald

St. Philip’s New Hope welcomes Christian author, activist


St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 10 Chapel Road, New Hope, will welcome again noted Christian activist and author Shane Claiborne as guest preacher at both Eucharists on Sunday, July 23.

He will also lead the adult forum between the two services, which are at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m.

Claiborne is a Christian activist and author who is a leading figure in the New Monastic movement and one of the founding members of the intentional community, The Simple Way in Philadelphia.

He is also a social activist, advocating for nonviolence and service to the poor. He is the author of the book, “The Irresistible Revolution: A Guide for Ordinary Radicals.”

Claiborne worked alongside Mother Teresa during a 10-week term in Calcutta. He has written about how his work with Mother Teresa impacted him and made him realize the need to support a consistent ethic of life.

He spent three weeks in Baghad with the Iraq Peace Team (IPT), a project of Voices in the Wilderness and Christian Peacemaker Team. He was witness to the military bombardment of Baghdad, as well as the militarized areas between Baghdad and Amman.

As a member of IPT, Claiborne took daily trips to sites where there had been bombings, visited hospitals and families, and attended prayer services during the war.

Claiborne is featured in the documentary, “The Ordinary Radicals,” and co-directed the three-volume “Another World is Possible” DVD series. In 2011, he appeared as both a guest and co-host of the TV show “Red Letter Christians” with Tony Campolo.

On Jan. 26, 2016, he released his first solo book in 10 years, “Executing Grace - How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It’s Killing Us.” It makes a case for the abolition of the death penalty through social and spiritual arguments.

Visit stphilipsnewhope.org or call 215-862-5782 for information.



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