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07/26/2012 07:26 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Shane Claiborne: Violence Is Evil (VIDEO)

"Barack Obama called the shooting in Colorado 'evil.' And he is right. But perhaps it is also time that we declare that violence is evil, everywhere -- period. It's obvious that killing folks in a movie theater is sick and deranged, but the question arises: Is violence ever OK?" --Shane Claiborne, author and prominent activist and faith leader

Every day it seems like we're bombarded with news stories of violence -- the shooting in Colorado, a bus bombing in Bulgaria, drones gone bad and the threat of a nuclear Iran, a civil war in Syria, explosions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Have you seen the cover of current Time magazine? "One a Day" -- showing that soldier suicides are up to one per day, surpassing the number of soldiers that die in combat. Is violence a failure of imagination? I was recently with Shane Claiborne and here he reminds us of Christ's third option to violence and a new narrative for a fractured world.

Watch films with Shane and check out his books at TWOTP.