The case surrounding the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin has exposed deep divisions that still exist in the nation.
Although many pastors have gotten involved in protests demanding justice, controversial cases like this can be difficult for the Church to handle.
As racial tensions grow and emotions continue to fly, how can pastors and others ensure hate and disrespect don't prevail?
Bishop Harry Jackson is leader of the International Communion of Evangelical Churches, and is in Sanford, Fla., working with church leaders.
Click play for his comments on how Sanford pastors are responding to this case, and the role the church can play in this situation.