Rev. Jesse Jackson Joins United Methodist Leaders at Occupy Service

What do Drew, Jesse Jackson and Newt Gingrich have in common?

Here are two video clips from Drew Today, the university’s online news channel, illustrating the political spectrum of faculty, students and alumni:  (


Prayers and Protest

Social justice is integral to the mission of the Theological School and its Shalom initiative, so it wasn’t so out of the ordinary that they led last Sunday’s worship service at Occupy Wall Street in New York City, led by Drew’s Communities of Shalom. The surprise came when Rev. Jesse Jackson joined them. Video Journalist Ted Johnsen has the story.

Alumnus Propels Gingrich toward White House

With only a few weeks to go before the presidential primaries, Newt Gingrich is emerging as the GOP frontrunner. We thought that was a good reason to reprise this 2010 “Life After Drew” feature with alumnus Joe DeSantis C’00. DeSantis, who is now playing a key role with Newt’s campaign, was then Gingrich’s communications director and had just co-authored a book with the former speaker. Find out why he thanks Drew in this Ted Johnsen exclusive. Newt Gingrich taps Drew Alum for Campaign

For background on Communities of Shalom occupying Wall Street with faith, read my blog: