by Public Relations Office—Cedarville, Ohio
Cedarville, Ohio—In 1996, a group of undergraduate students from Eastern University in Pennsylvania joined 40 homeless families to protest the eviction of women and children from a local abandoned church. As one of the student participants in the protest, Shane Claiborne gained a revolutionizing perspective as he lived with the homeless community inside the Philadelphia church. The experience led him to join a newly-formed communal environment known as The Simple Way, a group seeking social change rooted in the values of the Christian faith.
Having closely worked with Mother Theresa in Calcutta, not to mention his recent involvement with the Iraq Peace Team in Baghdad, Claiborne’s personal and spiritual transformation motivated him to share his new-found perspective with others. His book, “The Irresistible Revolution,” discusses living as an ordinary radical who actively pursues Christ’s messages of faith, action and love.
Cedarville University invites the public to hear Claiborne’s story on Monday, Feb.11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dixon Ministry Center. A Q&A session will follow his message. Admission is $3. Canned food donations will be accepted and given to the MidTown Christian Food Pantry in Springfield, Ohio.