What You Don’t Know about Shane Claiborne, Christian Author and Activist

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Author of “Jesus for President” talks about the circus, chocolate and more serious matters. Watch video interview online at georgefox.edu

A "What you didn't know about Shane Claiborne" interview is available at georgefox.edu.

What living person do you admire most?

What’s on the mind of one of the country’s most prominent Christian activists? George Fox University wanted to find out.

The university conducted an exclusive video interview with Shane Claiborne, author of “Jesus for President” and founder of The Simple Way monastic community of Philadelphia. Some of the questions:

  • “What are you obsessive-compulsive about?”
  • “What material good can you not live without?”
  • “What living person do you admire most?”
  • “What is your next book about?”

The answers might surprise you. To see them, watch the interview with Shane Claiborne at georgefox.edu.

Claiborne is the author of several books, including “Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers” and “The Irresistible Revolution.” He also coauthored “Follow Me to Freedom” with Dr. John Perkins and is featured in the DVD series “Another World is Possible.”

A prominent Christian activist, Claiborne travels extensively speaking about peacemaking, social justice and Jesus. He has worked alongside Mother Theresa and spent several weeks in Baghdad with the Iraq Peace Team, of which he is a member. He is also a board member for the Christian Community Development Association, founded by John Perkins and Wayne Gordon.

His visit to George Fox University in March 2010 marked a return to the institution: In February 2009, he was the featured speaker at the university’s annual Kaleo conference, designed to provide training and support for those who are involved in youth ministry.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes as one of the top 100 colleges in the country and highest among Christian colleges. George Fox is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a national university. More than 3,300 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 12 master’s and doctoral degrees.

Sarah Baldwin
Campus Pastor, George Fox University


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