Claiborne speaks, teaches in Little Rock

Author, speaker and activist Shane Claiborne visits with one of the attendees of his recent book signing at Pulaski Heights UMC Little Rock.  PHOTO BY JACOB NOLEN, PULASKI HEIGHTS UMC

Author, speaker and activist Shane Claiborne visits with one of the attendees of his recent book signing at Pulaski Heights UMC Little Rock.
PHOTO BY JACOB NOLEN, PULASKI HEIGHTS UMC

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.