Andrew Wilkes is the principal of Wilkes Advocacy Group, a PhD student in political science at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and the former Executive Director of the Drum Major Institute. Wilkes also served as an associate pastor of young adults and social justice at the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York, a Sojourners policy and organizing fellow, and a 2010-11 Coro Fellow in Public Affairs. He is the proud husband of Gabby Cudjoe-Wilkes and a graduate of Hampton University and Princeton Theological Seminary.
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How to Proclaim Restoration
Missional Preaching: Engage, Embrace, Transform, by Al Tizon.
Justice for Trayvon Martin: Million Hoody March
On February 26, 2012 in Sanford, Fla., George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old boy. Zimmerman, 28, a neighborhood watch "captain," says he was acting in self-defense, and — incredibly — Zimmerman has yet to be arrested or charged with a crime.
However, thanks to the organizing efforts of Mr. Martin’s parents, civil rights groups, media commentaries, and concerned citizens, our latest racialized miscarriage of criminal justice is now getting the widespread attention that it deserves.
On Monday, the US Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced it would launch an independent investigation into the causes and circumstances of Mr. Martin’s death.
Were You There?
The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James H. Cone.
Three bonus reflections
Graduates reflect on how their seminary education impacts their work of social justice today.
The Evil of Indifference
Sanitation and Self-Deception
Ignoble Indifference: Evangelicals, Race, and GLBT Issues
Beyond Anti-War: Nonviolence in Our Neighborhoods
Logging On Differently for Lent
Equal Justice Under the Law: The Case for Cocaine Sentencing Reform
A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but an accurate weight is his delight. (Proverbs 11:1)