Andrew Wilkes

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

by Andrew Wilkes 06-01-2012

Missional Preaching: Engage, Embrace, Transform, by Al Tizon.

Justice for Trayvon Martin: Million Hoody March

by Andrew Wilkes 03-21-2012
Residents attend to a town hall meeting 2/20 to discuss Martin's slaying. Getty

Residents of Sanford, Fla. attend to a town hall meeting 2/20 to discuss Martin's slaying. Via Getty Images.

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?

by Andrew Wilkes 03-01-2012

The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James H. Cone.

Three bonus reflections

by Rich Gorman, by Elaina Ramsey, by Andrew Wilkes 09-19-2011

Graduates reflect on how their seminary education impacts their work of social justice today.

The Evil of Indifference

by Andrew Wilkes 08-01-2010
Evangelicals, race, and sexual orientation.

Sanitation and Self-Deception

by Andrew Wilkes 05-28-2010
Our sins are hidden in our sanitation. Last week on the New York subway, I read an article about the connection between sanitation and self-deception.

Ignoble Indifference: Evangelicals, Race, and GLBT Issues

by Andrew Wilkes 04-27-2010

Beyond Anti-War: Nonviolence in Our Neighborhoods

by Andrew Wilkes 04-16-2010
This semester at Princeton Seminary, I am taking a course on War and Christian Conscience.

Logging On Differently for Lent

by Andrew Wilkes 03-22-2010
Our experience of the world is increasingly mediated through intricate matrices of Internet networks.

Equal Justice Under the Law: The Case for Cocaine Sentencing Reform

by Andrew Wilkes 04-22-2009

A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but an accurate weight is his delight. (Proverbs 11:1)