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 faith and community 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.

See our work featured by Voice of America and in The Forward. Hear our Director Andrew Hanauer interviewed on State of Belief radio and read his oped, “Isolation Won’t Save Us”

For more information, photos, articles and more, visit our blog

And you can hear the voices of Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs at our special blog series: One America Voices

Our Staff

Advisory Board and Leadership Circle

Events

Want to get involved? Join us at one of our upcoming events and be part of a movement to rebuild our country and our communities.

Want to hold a One America event in your area? Sign up here. Want to invite One America Movement director Andrew Hanauer to speak in your community? Contact Heena Haiderali at [email protected]

 

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Building One America Workshop and Panel

Los Angeles, California

Saturday | October 28, 2017

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One America Movement Multi-Faith Service and Dialogue

Cheltenham, PA

Tuesday | November 7, 2017

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Your financial support builds a movement to challenge divisiveness in American society. All donations are tax-deductible. We’re grateful for your support.

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Andrew Hanauer

Andrew Hanauer

Director, One America Movement

Andrew Hanauer is the 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.

Scott Cooper

Scott Cooper (Board President)

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.

Salam Al-Marayati

Salam Al-Marayati (Leadership Circle)

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).

Salam serves as a special adviser to the One America Movement and its board.

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.

April Cook (Leadership Circle)

Public Affairs Department, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Grand Blanc Stake (Michigan)

April Cook is with the public affairs department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Grand Blanc Stake in Michigan. April and her family are members of the Rochester Hills Ward of the LDS church, where she lives with her husband and her three amazing children.

In addition to her role with the church, April serves on the board of directors of the InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit (IFLC). She is also a member of the IFLC Education and World Sabbath committees.

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.

David Eisner

President and CEO, Repair the World

David Eisner is the President and CEO of Repair the World, an organization dedicated to “making service a defining element of Jewish life” and which provided the leadership, funding and support to help launch the One America Movement. Under David’s leadership, Repair the World has built service communities in Baltimore, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Miami.

David is the former President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, a position he was appointed to by former President Bill Clinton. And he served under President Bush as the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees AmeriCorps and other national service programming.

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.

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.

Ralph McCloud (Leadership Circle)

Director, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Ralph McCloud is the director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), an anti-poverty program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). CCHD works to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families and communities. It has a complementary mission of educating on poverty and its causes.

Prior to working with USCCB, Mr. McCloud worked as Director of Pastoral and Community Services in the Diocese of Fort Worth Texas. In this capacity, he supervised the Departments of Family Life, Peace and Justice, African American Ministry, Ministry to the Incarcerated, Ministry to People with Disabilities, Hospital Ministry and Hispanic Ministry. He has served as President of the National Association of Black Catholic Administrators and as a board member of both the National Black Catholic Congress and the Roundtable Association of Social Action Directors.

Mr. McCloud chaired the Tarrant County Homeless Commission and was named the county’s First Racial Reconciliation Award Winner by the Tarrant County Community of Churches. In 2009, he was awarded the History Maker Award from the Archdiocese of Atlanta in 2009. Catholic Charities USA’s awarded Ralph the Martin Luther King Keep the Dream Alive Award in 2010.

Denise McKinney

Connections Pastor, Redeemer Covenant Church (Tulsa, OK)

Denise McKinney is the Connections Pastor at Redeemer Covenant Church in Tulsa, OK. Shaped by a childhood growing up alongside foster children, she has been walking the road of faith with students and adults in various ministry roles as a youth pastor, spiritual life director and worship director for over twenty years.

Ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church, Denise has a B.A. in Music (Voice) and an A.A. in Church Ministry from John Brown University, a Certificate in Youth Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary and is looking forward to a 2019 completion of an M.A. in Christian Formation from North Park Seminary in Chicago. She is the author of the book, Mile Markers: A Path for Nurturing Adolescent Faith, and the free online resource, Real Life Field Guide.
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.

Sara Rahim

Sara Rahim (Leadership Circle)

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 DC. She has spoken prominently about the role of interfaith cooperation to institutions across the United States and Europe, including at the United Nations. Sara currently is a Masters of Public Policy candidate at the University of Chicago, specializing in international policy and inclusive development.

Pastor Ted Winsley (Leadership Circle)

Pastor / Chaplain, The Family Church / Philadelphia Eagles

Theodore T. Winsley Sr., “Pastor Ted” as he is affectionately called, is a native of Dover, Delaware and currently resides in South Jersey.  Pastor Ted and his wife Dawn are the pastors of The Family Church, a non- denominational, multi ethnic bible-based church located in Cherry Hill, NJ.  Pastor Ted’s vision is to teach people to know God as Father, experience personal freedom and discover their God-given gifts in order to make an impact to change their community and world.

Pastor Ted lives to disciple and mentor others, as he loves to be used by God.  His main focus is to help others out of bondage and pain and into the liberty found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. In addition to faithfully serving The Family Church, he has been the Chaplain for the players of the Philadelphia Eagles since 2001.  He is a passionate preacher/ teacher who loves to convey biblical truths that transforms lives.

Pastor Ted has a Pastoral Certificate & Associate’s Degree through Vision International University.    He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Delaware State University.

Pastor Ted has been married since 1993 to his college sweetheart Dawn and is the proud father of two children, Tierra and Theo.

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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One America Multi-Faith Service Project

TBD, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Sunday | July 30, 2017

TBD

Description

The One America Movement will hold a multi-faith service project in Cherry Hill, NJ on July 30, 2017. This event is currently by invitation only.

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One America Movement National Speaking Tour

1316 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

Saturday | August 19, 2017

9:00 AM

Description

One America Movement director Andrew Hanauer will speak at Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley, California. This event is part of a six-city national tour to promote One America's vision for a more inclusive and connected society.

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One America Movement National Speaking Tour

TBD, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Saturday | July 29, 2017

TBD

Description

One America Movement Director Andrew Hanauer will speak at Congregation Nafshenu in Cherry Hill, NJ on July 29, 2017.

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One America Movement National Speaking Tour

1501 Washington Ave, Albany, CA 94706

Sunday | August 20, 2017

10:00 AM

Description

One America Movement director Andrew Hanauer will speak at St. Alban's Episcopal Church during Sunday worship services. All are welcome.

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One America Movement Bay Area Launch Party

1316 University Ave, Berekley, CA 94702

Wednesday | August 23, 2017

6:30 PM

Description

Join us for the official Bay Area 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 and network with faith, service, academic and non-profit leaders.

Refreshments will be served and there will be a silent auction. RSVP required. Space is limited.

Speakers will begin at 7:30pm.

Very Early Bird tickets are free.

Early bird tickets are $10.

General Admission tickets are $20.

Suggested donation is $100

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World Refugee Day Community Iftar

1325 36th St, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20007

Tuesday | June 20, 2017

8:15 PM

Description

Join us for an informal community Iftar dinner in honor of World Refugee Day. This event is sponsored by the One America Movement and Veterans for American Ideals, two organizations working to bring people together and combat Islamophobia. Join Veterans, people of all faiths and potentially members of the local refugee community.

$10 Suggested Donation

Nobody turned away for lack of funds.

The event will take place in the "Big Room" in the Lower School of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown.

RSVP Required

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One America Movement Multi-Faith Service and Dialogue

TBD, Detroit, MI 48224

Sunday | October 1, 2017

2:00 PM

Description

The One America Movement will host a multi-faith service project, meal and conversation on October 1, 2017. Participation is by invite only. Please reach out if you are interested or if you are interested in hosting a similar project in your own community.

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One America Movement Multi-Faith Service and Dialogue

TBD, Cheltenham, PA 19012

Tuesday | November 7, 2017

3:00 PM

Description

The One America Movement will host a multi-faith service project, meal and conversation on November 7, 2017. Participation is by invite only. Please reach out if you are interested or if you are interested in hosting a similar project in your own community.

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Building One America Workshop and Panel

250 South Rossmore Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90004

Saturday | October 28, 2017

8:30AM

Description

One America Movement Director Andrew Hanauer will speak on panels and lead three workshops on bridging the divides in our country and building a coalition for One America during the Converge Conference

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