Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Young leaders invite Christian activist to OKC


Christian activist Shane Claiborne will speak at several United Methodist venues on Oct. 16 and 17 in the Oklahoma City area.

His presentations that weekend are jointly sponsored by the Youth and Young Adult Councils of the Oklahoma Conference.

Claiborne writes and travels extensively, speaking about peacemaking, social justice, and Jesus.

Claiborne is a founding partner of The Simple Way, an inner-city faith community in Philadelphia. His ministry experience has varied from working alongside Mother Teresa in Calcutta; to a post at Willow Creek Community Church, a megachurch outside Chicago; to serving with the Iraq Peace Team in Baghdad.

His work was spotlighted in the September/October issue of Interpreter, the Church’s ministry magazine.

His books include "The Irresistible Revolution," "Jesus for President," and "Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers."

Here is Claiborne’s schedule.

Different speaking topics at each of these venues, where all are invited:

• Saturday October 16 10 a.m. Yukon 1st UMC, 400 Elm Street: Social Justice

• Saturday October 16 Acts II UMC 4848 West Covell Road, Edmond:
6 p.m. - Jami Smith will kick off the evening at 6 p.m. by sharing her wonderful music with us in a time of Worship and Praise.
At 7 p.m., Shane Claiborn will speak on Solidarity with the Poor and the Irresistible Revolution

• Sunday morning 8:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m.
Preaching - St. Stephens UMC, 1801 W. Brooks St., Norman

• Sunday afternoon October 17, 3 p.m.
OCU Chapel, 2501 North Blackwelder Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK: Intentional Community and Monasticism



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