After a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, several pastors around the country challenged their conservative counterparts with this question: Are you pro-life if you are pro-gun?
In this edition of A Public Witness, we look at the principalities and powers preventing us from doing something about gun violence, along with the Christian leaders aiding and abetting their cause. Then we denounce the idolatry that demands we sacrifice our children.
Shane Claiborne reflects on how it's been 55 years, but Martin Luther King's historic speech, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” but it still rings out as true as ever. To our shame.
Red Letter Christians, a movement of left-leaning evangelicals, will lead a diverse group of faith leaders in a two-day rally against gun violence in Houston this weekend.
Shane Claiborne & Michael Martin: We want to encourage you to see this as a moral, spiritual, pro-life issue.
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Shane Claiborne: individuals have a right to guns, but those rights are not unlimited. They are subject to rules, regulations and restrictions.
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Faith groups are celebrating Virginia’s decision to ban the death penalty, a move considered to be a victory for religious opposition to capital punishment. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed the ban — the first of any Southern state and the 23rd overall — into law on
We are not executing the ‘worst of the worst,’ as some may believe, but the poorest of the poor, and disproportionately people of color. And a supposedly pro-life administration is rushing to execute more people with just two months left in office.
Christian author and activist Shane Claiborne critiques the resumption of federal executions in July as three people were killed after 17 years without a single federal execution.
Popular author and speaker Tony Campolo, 85, is recovering from a stroke he had on June 20, his family shared publicly in a statement on Monday (July 6). The stroke partially paralyzed the left side of Campolo’s face and body.