A Black man who brutally beat an Asian woman in Manhattan while she was on her way to church Monday has been arrested. As they grieve this attack, Christian leaders are pointing out it comes amid many other crimes against Asian Americans.
“Want to know why we do what we do at @aachristcollab?” tweeted Raymond Chang. “In part, our work is deeply motivated by realities like this, which often go unseen or ignored. We organize, rally & protest out of our Christian convictions because we stand against hate & evil & care about our neighbors.”
Chang is the president of the Asian American Christian Collaborative (AACC), an organization that “seeks to encourage, equip, and empower Asian American Christians and friends of our community to follow Christ holistically. We are committed to amplifying the voices, issues, and histories of Asian Americans in the church and society at large.” The AACC organized 14 rallies that took place across the U.S Sunday and at which an estimated 5,000 people marched.