Episode 7 – Author & Activist Shane Claiborne

by Christine Sine

In this conversation, Christine Sine interviews Shane Claiborne, a Christian activist and author, about his journey and his work in advocating for social justice. They discuss topics such as community living, gun violence, the death penalty, and the ongoing conflict in Gaza. Shane shares his experiences and insights, highlighting the importance of love, nonviolence, and solidarity with marginalized communities. The conversation culminates in a discussion about the recent pilgrimage walk and protest at Lockheed Martin, a major weapons contractor.

Shane Claiborne


  • Living in community can provide a foundation for radical activism and social justice work.
  • Gun violence, the death penalty, and militarism are issues that Christians should care about and work to address.
  • The ongoing conflict in Gaza is a deeply spiritual and humanitarian crisis that requires attention and action.
  • Transforming weapons of violence into tools of life and love is a powerful symbol of hope and transformation.
  • Becoming a parent can deepen one’s commitment to justice and inspire a vision of a better world for future generations.

Gaza Protest at Lockheed Martin

Shane Claiborne is a best-selling author, renowned activist, sought-after speaker, and self-proclaimed “recovering sinner.” He is the co-founder with Tony Campolo of Red Letter Christians  Shane writes and speaks around the world about peacemaking, social justice, and Jesus, and is the author of several books, including “The Irresistible Revolution,” “Jesus for President,” “Executing Grace,” “Beating Guns,” and his newest book, “Rethinking Life (released in Feb 2023).” He is the visionary leader of The Simple Way in Philadelphia and co-director of Red Letter Christians. His work has been featured in Fox News, Esquire, SPIN, TIME, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and CNN. You can get in contact with Shane through www.shaneclaiborne.com

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