Shane Claiborne


20 August, 2007 by rhesus12

Came across a good quote today:

Love without courage and wisdom is sentimentality, as with the ordinary church member. Courage without love and wisdom is foolhardiness, as with the ordinary soldier. Wisdom without love and courage is cowardice, as with the ordinary intellectual. But the one who has love, courage and wisdom moves the world.

Ammon Hennacy (Catholic activist 1893-1970)

Shane ClaiborneIt’s mentioned in a book I’ve just begun called The Irresistible Revolution: Living as a Ordinary Radical, by American Shane Claiborne. He’s a Christian who started a movement called the New Monastics.

Happily agnostic myself, it seems like a great thing. Basically they are a group (or groups) of young people who live their religion by helping the lowest of the low, and going to the worst places in the world. They live right down there and do dangerous things. They also reject consumerism and live as simply as possible. Reminds me again that while it’s easy to bag “the religious”, it’s usually them actually handing out the soup.

There’s a nice interview with Claiborne on American Public Media.


One thought on “Shane Claiborne

  1. Hey there, interesting post. If you’re a fan of Shane Claiborne and the work he’s doing, then you should really check out the Another World is Possible DVD series. It’s a multimedia project by Shane Claiborne and Jamie Moffett (co-founders of the Simple Way) that emerged in response to their belief that things are not right in the world, and that they don’t have to stay that way. There are three DVD’s, one on war, one on poverty, and one on creation. You can find out more about them at

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