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Former peace worker shares Christian outlook that models Mother Teresa’s work

For Immediate Release: October 15

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Peter Browning, Ph. D.
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 15, 2009
— Shane Claiborne will speak about his Christian ministry on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 1:15 p.m. in Weiser Gymnasium on the campus of Drury University.

Claiborne, a graduate of Eastern University, interned at Willow Creek Community Church and has been able to work with Mother Teresa in Calcutta. He has modeled his ministry after Mother Teresa’s work with the poor. Claiborne has also done peace work with an Iraq Peace Team, where he took daily trips to sites where there had been bombings, visited hospitals and families and attended worship services.

His stateside focus has been a part of the Potter Street Community, a Christian monastic community that follows the precepts of The Simple Way. He is also the author of The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical.
Drury University’s 2009-2010 convocation series Spirituality and Justice honors the connection between spirituality and intellectual pursuit and values interfaith dialogue.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more details about speakers, changes to speaker schedule, and information, please visit www.drury.edu/convo0910 or contact Theme Year Director Peter Browning, Ph. D. at (417) 873-7231 or pbrowning@drury.edu.

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