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Our brother Duane Buck, known as “Preacher Buck”, is facing the death penalty in TX, but a movement has risen up to stand against it. Here’s the petition:


Above is a photo of former Texas governor, Mark White, delivering the petition to the DA.  What a great way to celebrate Easter than trying to stop another death.

Here’s the piece I wrote on Duane a while back, and got to talk with his family on the phone.


Praying for a stop to this execution and an end to all executions… in the name of the executed and risen Christ.

Shane Claiborne is a prominent author, speaker, activist, and founding member of the Simple Way.  He is one of the compilers of Common Prayer, a new resource to unite people in prayer and action. Shane is also helping develop a network called Friends Without Borders which creates opportunities for folks to come together and work together for justice from around the world. His most recent book is Red Letter Revolution, which he co-authored with Tony Campolo.

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About The Author


Shane Claiborne is a best-selling author, renowned activist,
 sought-after speaker, and self-proclaimed “recovering sinner.” Shane writes and speaks around the world about peacemaking, social justice, and Jesus, and is the author of several books, 
including "The Irresistible Revolution," "Jesus for President," "Executing Grace," "Beating Guns," and his newest book, "Rethinking Life (released in Feb 2023)." He is the visionary leader of The Simple Way in Philadelphia and co-director of Red Letter Christians. His work has been featured in Fox News, Esquire, SPIN, TIME, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and CNN.

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