Why America Needs Your Service

  by Andrew Hanauer Last year, One America CEO Andrew Hanauer had the privilege of being the keynote speaker at ServeOhio’s 25th anniversary event. AmeriCorps is America’s national service program that places volunteer Corps Members in communities around the country, and ServeOhio is AmeriCorps’ Ohio chapter. While speaking in front of more than 700 Corps... Continue Reading →

Harry Potter and Polarization

by Andrew Hanauer   When I think about polarization, I think about Neville Longbottom. In the first Harry Potter story, “The Sorcerer’s Stone,” Harry and his friends sneak out in the middle of the night to stop what turns out to be the evil Lord Voldemort from stealing an object that will give him eternal... Continue Reading →

One America Voices: Nancy Bower

Nancy Bower Community Outreach Coordinator New Life Presbyterian Church Q: You are the Community Outreach Coordinator for New Life Presbyterian Church. What led you to work at the intersection of community engagement and faith? A: I’ve been a member of New Life for 25 years. I was a teacher, but when my kids were born... Continue Reading →

Locks & Love: The Difference in Our Doors

~By Alden Groves~ First-Time Feeling I travel for work. Not excessively, but enough that I often find myself walking up to buildings I’ve never been in before. Sometimes it’s just a coffee shop—the weary millennial’s safe haven in any unfamiliar city. But most often it’s a house of worship of one form or another. Despite... Continue Reading →

Building Resilience

This month has been hard.  Our country has been rocked by horrific mass shootings.  We've commemorated and grieved the anniversaries of both the Charlottesville white supremacist violence of 2017 and the shooting of Michael Brown in 2014. The Amazon is on fire. And right now, a hurricane is barreling toward Florida. We recognize that the... Continue Reading →

On the Occasion of Violence in our Country

One America is heartbroken about the violence in our country, and about the hate, isolation and racism that pervade our society. Like many of you, we offer our thoughts and prayers, and at the same time, we call on Americans to act affirmatively to reverse course. We need action - meaningful, substantive steps to address... Continue Reading →

One America Voices: Hurunnessa Fariad

Hurunnessa Fariad Sterling, VA Head of Outreach/Interfaith ADAMS Center One America Leadership Circle Q: You have worked at All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in different capacities for 10 years and are currently the Head of Outreach/Interfaith. Can you tell us a little bit about ADAMS Center and the multi-faith work you do? A: Sometimes... Continue Reading →

Grappling with History

If we're going to bring our country together, we need to be willing to grapple with the toughest issues: racism, poverty, opioid addiction and our own history as a country. We can't separate these issues from the divides that are tearing us apart. In our start to summer newsletter, we feature One America chapters across the... Continue Reading →

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