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Jewish Group Joins Initiative To Bridge Country’s Divisions Through Dialogue

(JTA) — The One America Movement, a faith- and community-based initiative to bridge growing divisions in U.S. society through community service and dialogue, is launching in cities across the United States with the help of the Jewish service organization Repair the World.

The idea for One America was formed late last year by Jewish, Muslim and Christian faith leaders in response to the escalation of divisive rhetoric and behavior during and after the 2016 presidential campaign.

One America’s goal is to build human relationships across societal divisions that can address the isolation that appears to increasingly define American culture and politics.

One America’s work will begin with pilot projects in Minneapolis-St. Paul and rural Pennsylvania, moving on to service networks across the country. Participants will share a meal and conversation after the service project, and One America will keep them in touch afterward.

Repair the World will connect One America with multiple service program networks across the county, as well as bring the One America model to the cities where Repair the World operates on the ground with local partners: Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Detroit, New York, Baltimore and Miami.

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