Shane Claiborne

Shane Claiborne is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Shane Claiborne

In pro-life, pro-gun Tennessee, children are safer in the womb than in school

By Shane Claiborne — March 31, 2023
(RNS) — Guns are now the leading cause of death among children and teens throughout the country.

To the Christian nationalists who attacked the Capitol in Jesus’ name

By Shane Claiborne — January 6, 2023
(RNS) — Don't let us abuse our Christian love in the pursuit of political power.

Greeting the Prince of Peace 10 years after Sandy Hook

By Shane Claiborne — December 22, 2022
(RNS) — The Christmas season makes room for commemorations of violence done against the innocent.

It’s been a week since the Club Q shooting. Let’s not move on.

By Shane Claiborne — November 28, 2022
(RNS) — The LGBTQ community continues to bear a disproportionate amount of hateful gun violence in America.

America is exceptional — in its addiction to violence and war

By Shane Claiborne — April 4, 2022
(RNS) — It's been 55 years, but Martin Luther King's historic speech, 'Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,' rings out as true as ever. To our shame.

Guns as holiday photo props: The real war on Christmas

By Shane Claiborne — December 23, 2021
(RNS) — Never would I have foreseen photos of Christmas-clad children holding assault rifles as an appropriate way of honoring the Prince of Peace.

Buddy Stouffer’s execution was the last of 2021. Will it be the last to be proved an error?

By Shane Claiborne — December 14, 2021
(RNS) — For every nine executions, there is one exoneration.

Julius Jones was spared by a governor who prayed. Let’s all now pray to end the death penalty.

By Shane Claiborne — November 19, 2021
(RNS) — If Christians alone agreed to stop executing people today, it would end the death penalty overnight.

The death penalty’s last gasp?

By Shane Claiborne — May 18, 2021
(RNS) — Quintin Jones' death will be the first state execution in nine months.

Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Is he weeping over our gun problem?

By Shane Claiborne — March 30, 2021
(RNS) — The gun crisis in America is a spiritual and moral crisis.

A former Confederate state just voted to abolish its death penalty. Here’s why that’s a big deal

By Shane Claiborne — February 5, 2021
(RNS) — Virginia has a special place in America's history of racial terror.

Is killing Lisa Montgomery the best version of justice we have?

By Shane Claiborne — January 11, 2021
(RNS) — Lisa Montgomery is slated to become the first woman executed by the federal government in nearly 70 years, days before her executioner leaves office.

LA’s Skid Row doesn’t need Sean Feucht’s ‘revival’

By Shane Claiborne, David Gibbons, and Stephen Cue Jn-Marie — December 31, 2020
(RNS) — If Feucht really cared about the people on Skid Row, he would support efforts to contain the virus instead of holding a maskless concert in a tent city.

Yes, Charlie Kirk, we can be thankful for an imperfect America this Thanksgiving

By Shane Claiborne — November 25, 2020
(RNS) — We can be both thankful for what America is … and impatiently hopeful for what America could be.

William Barr and the politics of death

By Shane Claiborne — November 18, 2020
(RNS) — We are not executing the ‘worst of the worst,’ as some may believe, but the poorest of the poor, and disproportionately people of color.
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