Shane Claiborne is bringing his revolutionary Upside Down Kingdom Tour to Langley on Thursday, March 14.
“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar,” says Claiborne. “It comes to see that a system that produces beggars needs to be repaved.”
The American-born activist writes and speaks about peacemaking, social justice, and Jesus.
He is the leader of The Simple Way in Philadelphia, and his work has been featured in Fox News, Esquire, SPIN magazine, The Wall Street Journal, NPR and CNN.
The social justice evangelist is currently on an eight-city Canadian tour. According to a recent report by First Call B.C., the province has the second-highest rate of child poverty in the country.
Claiborne believes that faith should be rooted in action, and he brings this challenge to cities across the country.
The tour is in support of the Langley Christian Leaders Network and charity World Vision. Attendees will have the opportunity to sponsor children on site.
Claiborne will be speaking at Southgate Church in Langley City at 7:30 p.m. on March 14. Tickets are $10 each, and can be purchased at www.ticketwindow.ca.
For more information about Claiborne’s work, see churches.worldvision.ca/upsidedownkingdom