For the last 20 years Shane Claiborne has been trying to follow Jesus in a deprived area of Philadelphia. This journey has led him to a commitment to non-violence, ‘from womb to tomb’, which has been tested on many occasions. So tune in for a challenging and counter-cultural conversation.
Interview starts at 11m 15s.
Image by Ms. Tsar Fedorsky. Used with permission.
“For the first few hundred years, Christians were unmistakably committed to nonviolence, in every sense of the word. They spoke out against abortion, they spoke out against the death penalty, They spoke out against militarism and war. They had a beautiful, seamless garment when it came to the ethic of life.”
“Pacifism is anything other than passive. I Don’t think it’s passive in the sense of not doing anything. What I believe in is active nonviolence. I believe in getting in the way of violence, getting to the root of violence.”