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“Reflections on Faith” with Shane Claiborne

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 10:00am to 11:30am
0016 Westbrook
(919) 684-8478 or meghan.feldmeyer@duke.edu

Duke Chapel will sponsor an informal discussion, “Reflections on Faith," with Shane Claiborne, a co-founder of a New Monastic community, The Simple Way (now the Potter Street community), in Philadelphia, Pa., and a prominent voice for nonviolence and redistribution of wealth to the poor. A question and answer session will follow the discussion. He also will be the guest preacher at Duke Chapel on April 3 at the 11 a.m. worship service.

A graduate of Eastern University, Claiborne has also attended Princeton Theological Seminary and is a part of the Alternative Seminary in Philadelphia. He spent 10 weeks working alongside Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and three weeks in Baghdad with the Iraq Peace Team in spring 2003.

Claiborne is the author of The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical and co-author of Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals, which was named one of Publishers’ Weekly Books of the Year for 2008. He most recently published Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals with Durham, N.C., residents Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and Enuma Okoro.