About

The One America Movement’s mission is to heal growing divisions in American society, to build human relationships that can cut through the isolated “bubbles” that increasingly define our country. We’re building a movement to transform the way we interact with and see each other and to counter divisiveness in our communities and in the public sphere.

We bring people together across religious, racial, cultural and political divides to participate together in community service projects. These service projects, and the shared meal and conversation that follow, are important vehicles for people of all backgrounds and beliefs to relate to each other as people and see beyond labels that divide us.

One America was founded by Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith leaders following the 2016 presidential election and launched with the support of the Jewish service organization Repair the World. Scroll below for more information about our leadership.

Read about our work in The Forward. Hear our Director Andrew Hanauer interviewed on State of Belief radio.

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Andrew Hanauer

Andrew Hanauer

Director, One America Movement

Andrew Hanauer is the founder and director of the One America Movement and the Director of Faith-Based Partnerships at Repair the World. Andrew is a frequent public speaker at houses of worship of all kinds, and at venues including the United Nations, the National Press Club and Congressional briefings. Andrew serves on the steering committee of the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency Coalition and on the board of directors of Bridges of Promise, a non-profit that funds school fees for children in East Africa. Prior to joining Repair the World, Andrew was the Campaigns Director at Jubilee USA, directed green job training programs in low-income communities in California and ran an after-school homework center at a public elementary school. Andrew has a BA in History from Dartmouth College and an MA in International Studies from the University of San Francisco.

Heena Haiderali

Heena Haiderali

Program Associate, One America Movement

Heena Haiderali is the Program Associate for the One America Movement, where she manages social media content, assists with event planning and implementation, and conducts research. After studying religion and psychology at the University of Rochester, she received a master’s degree in religion from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the One America Movement, Heena taught 11th grade at various Religious Education Centers, where she engaged students in discussions about civil society, tolerance, and interfaith engagement.

Salam Al-Marayati

Salam Al-Marayati

President, Muslim Public Affairs Council

Salam Al-Marayati is the president and co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. He is an expert on Islam in the West, Muslim reform movements, human rights, democracy, national security, and Middle East politics. He has spoken at the White House, Capitol Hill and represented the U.S. at international human rights and religious freedom conferences. His writings have appeared in every major national news publication (including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times). His interviews have been featured on national and international news outlets (including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and C-SPAN).

Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Rabbi, Congregation Netivot Shalom

Rabbi Menachem Creditor serves as the spiritual leader of Congregation Netivot Shalom in California. Named by Newsweek as one of the 50 most influential rabbis in America, he is a published author, musician, teacher and activist who has spent time working locally, in Ghana, and in the White House to amplify the prophetic Jewish voice in the world. A frequent speaker on Jewish Leadership and literacy in communities around the United States and Israel, he serves on the board of American Jewish World Service, the Executive Council for the Rabbinical Assembly, and the Chancellor’s Rabbinic Cabinet at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. His personal website is menachemcreditor.org.

Reverend Stacy Martin

Reverend Stacy Martin

Executive Vice President of Programs, Lutheran Services Florida

Stacy Martin is the Executive Vice President of Programs at Lutheran Services of Florida (LSF) and is the former director of policy and advocacy for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ECLA) in Washington, DC, where she led state and federal domestic, international and environmental policy and advocacy for the more than four million member organization. Stacy has an MBA from Eastern University, a Master of Divinity from Princeton and she received her B.A. in English and secondary education from Sterling College. Stacy has served on a number of local and national boards, is a national speaker and presenter on a wide range of non-profit sector and social justice issues, and is a published writer.

Zeki Mokhtarzada

Zeki Mokhtarzada

Board Member, Next Wave Muslim Initiative

Zeki Mokhtarzada serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Next Wave Muslim Initiative (NWMI). NWMI is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 and dedicated to serving and educating the American Muslim community of the Washington metropolitan area. Zeki graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. He currently invests and consults with early stage technology startups.

Scott Cooper

Scott Cooper

Director of National Security Outreach, Human Rights First

Scott Cooper is the director of National Security Outreach at Human Rights First and the Director of Veterans for American Ideals. Prior to joining Human Rights First, Scott spent a career in the Marine Corps, including five tours in Iraq, two in Afghanistan, one in Europe, and one in the Western Pacific. He flew the Bosnian and Iraqi no-fly zones, the Kosovo air campaign, and in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. An expert on civil-military relations, air power, and national security issues, he has published work in the Washington Post, the Washington Quarterly, Policy Review, Proceedings, and the Marine Corps Gazette. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Sara Rahim

Sara Rahim

United Nations Representative, Parliament of the World’s Religions

Sara Rahim is a Youth Representative to the United Nations for Parliament of the World’s Religions. She sits on the Advisory Council of UK-based Grassroot Diplomat and the Sanctuaries, a spiritually diverse arts collective in Washington D.C. She has spoken prominently about the role of interfaith cooperation to institutions across the United States and Europe, including at the United Nations. She has studied Arabic in Egypt, offered health education workshops for undocumented female migrants in Morocco, and organized an educational summer camp for underprivileged youth in Jordan. Sara has worked in refugee resettlement at World Relief, and with Interfaith Youth Core, coaching students to be leaders of interfaith action. Sara is a Masters of Public Policy candidate at the University of Chicago, specializing in international policy and inclusive development.

Melissa Balaban

Melissa Balaban

Executive Director, Ikar

Melissa Balaban is the executive director and co-founder of Ikar, an innovative and prominent Jewish community in Los Angeles, California. Melissa focuses on the strategic direction of the community. She works closely with the board and acts as Rabbi Sharon Brous’s partner in guiding the overall vision of IKAR and ensuring that it is reflected in all IKAR events and initiatives. Prior to joining IKAR professionally, Melissa was Assistant Dean at the University of Southern California Law School. Previously, she was Directing Attorney of Public Counsel’s Child Care Law Project, a senior consultant for a national human resources consulting firm, and an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount’s MBA program. Melissa is a graduate of UC Berkeley and the University of Southern California Law School.

Dr. James Huff

Dr. James Huff

Associate Director, Human Needs and Global Resources Program, Wheaton College

James (Jamie) G. Huff Jr. is the Associate Director of the Human Needs and Global Resources Program at Wheaton College. His scholarship explores the changing religious landscapes of contemporary Latin America, with a particular focus on the social and economic changes generated by the rapid growth of Pentecostal-charismatic forms of Christianity across the region. For the past decade he has regularly conducted fieldwork in El Salvador where he has documented the involvement of Pentecostal churches in community-based efforts to alleviate rural poverty. Since 2008 he has worked collaboratively with the staff of a Christian non-profit organization (ENLACE) to implement evaluation studies that assess the impact of local development initiatives on the social, economic and physical well-being of rural communities across El Salvador.

One America Movement Launch Party

2101 L St. NW Rooftop, Washington, District of Columbia 20003

Tuesday | May 16, 2017

5:30 PM

Description

Join us for the official launch of the One America Movement!
As America grows increasingly divided and Americans grow increasingly isolated from each other, the One America Movement is launching to promote a vision for a more unified, inclusive and connected society.

Be there as we launch. Learn more about One America, hear from great speakers, network with faith, service, non-profit and government leaders and enjoy rooftop views of DC.

Refreshments will be served. RSVP required. Space is limited.

Admission is free.

Suggested Donation: $50

***In the event of bad weather, we will move the event to Oxfam America, 1101 17th St. NW, Washington, DC***

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One America DC Multi-Faith Service Project

By Invite Only, Washington, District of Columbia 20032

Sunday | May 21, 2017

2:30PM

Description

The One America Movement is bringing together Jews, Christians and Muslims in Washington to serve together at a shelter in Washington. After the project, participants will share a meal and a conversation together. Participation for this project is by invite only.

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