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Christian Author Featured for Lecture Series

Shane Claiborne

Christian activist and best-selling author Shane Claiborne will be featured in Oklahoma City University’s Willson Lecture Series on Thursday. Claiborne will give free public presentations in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel on campus at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Claiborne worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India (now called Kolkata), and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia. He leads Red Letter Christians, a movement committed to living “as if Jesus meant the things he said.” Claiborne is an advocate for the homeless and has organized protests against war in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also advocates to end the death penalty and to stop gun violence.

Claiborne’s books include “Jesus for President,” “Red Letter Revolution,” “Common Prayer,” “Follow Me to Freedom,” “Jesus, Bombs and Ice Cream,” “Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers,” “Executing Grace,” “The Irresistible Revolution” and his newest book, “Beating Guns.” He has been featured in a number of films including “Another World Is Possible” and “Ordinary Radicals.” His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

The annual Willson Lectures at OCU are provided by an endowment from James M. and Mavis Willson. Since 1953, the series has brought speakers of international stature from the areas of religion, science, Christian theology and ethics, church history, biblical studies and liturgical studies. For more information about his presentations at OCU, call (405) 208-5284 or email Annette Harper at alharper@okcu.edu.