One America Voices: Alden Groves

Alden Groves Charlottesville, Virginia Regional Coordinator (Virginia), One America Movement   Q: You grew up in Philadelphia and then went to South Carolina for college. What was that transition like? A: I had no idea what I’d gotten myself into when I stepped out of the car for freshman orientation at Wofford College in Spartanburg,... Continue Reading →

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Pain and Promise: One Muslim’s Reflections on New Zealand

By Areesa Somani My experience as a Muslim has always involved building bridges of understanding. From as early as I can remember, my family and I have been in churches. My mother sang hymns in an Episcopalian boarding school as a child. Growing up, I thumbed through Bibles and hymnals in evangelical sanctuaries during holiday... Continue Reading →

My Year With One America

By Areesa Somani   Last month marked my one-year anniversary with The One America Movement. And reflections on complexity are on my mind. I traveled across Oklahoma, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Charlottesville this past year. I've learned a lot. But above all, I've learned that it's much easier to conceive of your enemy as a caricature... Continue Reading →

Wade In

By Andrew Hanauer   If there’s a word that sums up the solution to the broken, divisive, dysfunctional political moment we live in, it’s “engage.” Everywhere I go in my role at One America, from Evangelical churches to homeless shelters, from the epicenter of our nation’s opioid epidemic to the Friday prayers at a Mosque, I... Continue Reading →

One America Voices: Andrew Hanauer

Andrew Hanauer Washington, D.C. Director, One America Movement   Q: What in your personal life brought you to the work you do as Director of One America? A: I heard Arthur Brooks, the head of the American Enterprise Institute, interviewed on the radio recently and he talked about how he has a mix of liberal and conservative people in... Continue Reading →

One America in The Salt Lake Tribune

  I woke up on Saturday on pins and needles. For weeks, I worked closely with leaders from the nonprofit One America Movement and the Jewish and Muslim communities to plan a multifaith dinner to bring members of the community together across racial, religious and political divides — and my anticipation for the event left... Continue Reading →

One America Voices: Denise McKinney

Denise McKinney Tulsa, Oklahoma Worship and Community Pastor, Redeemer Covenant Church 1. You are the Worship and Community Pastor for Redeemer Covenant Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tell us about that.  A: Redeemer has been where I have been in ministry for about 18 of the last 25 years. I started out as the youth pastor to... Continue Reading →

One America Voices: Anna Robinson

Anna Robinson Martinsburg, West Virginia Program Coordinator, One America West Virginia 1. You hail from Martinsburg, West Virginia. Tell us about your hometown. A: There’s so many different things that I can say about Martinsburg as a city. I could talk about the fact that it’s historic, it’s also pretty small compared to most American cities with... Continue Reading →

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