Shane Claiborne will be the featured speaker for Impact Your World Week, Feb. 7-9, at Anderson University. The AU Campus Ministries office sponsors Impact Your World Week to offer students and the community an opportunity for worship and study with an off-campus speaker. The series is conducted each spring and focuses on Christ’s call to serve in the world.
With tears and laughter, Claiborne unveils the tragic messes we’ve made of our world and the tangible hope that another world is possible. He is a world renowned speaker and author that examines the topics of peacemaking, social justice, and Jesus. He graduated from Eastern University and went on to do graduate work at Princeton Theological Seminary. Claiborne comes from a diverse ministry background having served briefly alongside Mother Teresa in Calcutta, serving for a year at Willow Creek Community Church outside Chicago, and spending three weeks in Baghdad with the Iraq Peace Team. He went on to found The Simple Way, a faith community in inner city Philadelphia that helped to birth and connect radical faith communities around the world.
He has authored several books including Jesus For President, The Irresistible Revolution, and Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers, and was featured in the DVD series Another World Is Possible. Claiborne travels extensively around the country and the globe speaking at conferences and festivals, and presenting academic seminars at schools including Harvard University, Vanderbilt University, Goshen College, and many others. His work has been featured on a wide variety of media outlets including CNN, Fox News, Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio.
Impact Your World Week services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday in Reardon Auditorium.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.