Rev. Charles Drew is a member of the Executive Board of the Center for Christian Civics and pastor emeritus of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in New York City, an evangelical church with a particular focus on Columbia Univeristy, nearby schools, and the local poor. He is the author of several books, including Body Broken: Can Republicans and Democrats Sit in the Same Pew? and The Ancient Love Song: Finding Christ in the Old Testament. He and his wife live and minister in New York City.
Those of us who identify with Jesus can and must begin to address the heart-break and the fear of the previous week. We begin by renouncing our complicity in the stereotyping and polarization of our time.