Claiborne speaks, teaches in Little Rock
Pulaski Heights UMC Little Rock and St. Luke UMC Little Rock hosted author, speaker and activist Shane Claiborne the weekend of Oct. 28-30, 2016. Events began with a forum and a question-and-answer session centered on Claiborne’s latest book, Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It’s Killing Us. A reception followed featuring entertainment by the Prodigal Daughters, a musical group from McPherson Prison Women’s Unit.
The Tennessee native initially became known for founding The Simple Way, a monastic community in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and for his first book, The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical. In that vein, he led a Saturday workshop, “Another Way of Doing Life,” at St. Luke UMC Little Rock.
Claiborne preached during worship at Pulaski Heights on Oct. 30, drawing on John 14:12 and recounting some of his experiences working with Mother Teresa and other members of the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. To view the worship service, visit www.youtube.com/PulaskiHeightsUMC.