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Claiborne seeks to overcome negative image of Christianity

Shane Claiborne, a proponent of the “new monastic” way of life and co-founder of The Simple Way community in Philadelphia, will speak at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Albany on Friday night and Saturday. (photo: Erik Stenbakken)
Shane Claiborne, a proponent of the “new monastic” way of life and co-founder of The Simple Way community in Philadelphia, will speak at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Albany on Friday night and Saturday. (photo: Erik Stenbakken)
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Shane Claiborne says there’s a lot wrong with Christianity today, but he’s not one to name names or point fingers. People who do that, he says, are part of the problem. “The top perceptions of Christians by non-Christians is that they’re anti-gay, very judgmental and extremely hypocritical,” said Claiborne, a Philadelphia resident who has created attention worldwide with his attempt at building “radical” faith communities. “But there’s more to Christianity than pedophile priests, televangelists and ...

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mstella
June 20, 2012
5:40 a.m.

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Negative image of Christianity? Hardly

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