Religious Leaders Launch “One America Movement” – A Campaign to Heal Post-Election Divisions through Service
Repair the World has launched One America Movement (One America), a faith- and community-based initiative to bridge growing divisions in U.S. society through community service and dialogue. One America was founded late last year by Muslim, Jewish and Christian faith leaders in response to the escalation of divisive rhetoric and behavior after the election.
“Divisiveness is growing in American society and it threatens who we are as a country,” says Andrew Hanauer, the director of the One America Movement. “Religious leaders are concerned about the impact this divisiveness has on our country, our communities and our families. We have to be able to talk to each other and listen to each other, even when we disagree. Now more than ever.”
Beginning with collaborations among Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities, One America’s goal is to build authentic human relationships across societal divisions that can address the isolation that increasingly defines American culture and politics.
One America’s work will begin with pilot projects in Minneapolis-St. Paul and rural Pennsylvania, connecting Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities, before branching out to connect with service networks across the country.