What's Happening

 

OneJax Initiatives

 

 

2016 Metrotown Institute

June 20 - June 23, 2016
Riverside Presbyterian Church
849 Park St. 
Jacksonville, FL 32204

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In the Community

 

 

St. Augustine Interfaith Community - Community-wide Interfaith Celebration 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
6 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
38 Cathedral Place
St. Augustine, FL

 

 

5th Annual Jacksonville Jewish Food Festival 

Sunday, May 1, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Temple - Congregation Ahavath Chesed
8727 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32217

 

 

Religion and Extremism: A Cross-Cultural Conversation 

Thursday, May 5, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Adam W. Herbert University Center (Building 43)
12000 Alumni Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32224 - 2678
 
 
 

Mission

As an interfaith organization, OneJax educates, advocates and builds community to promote respect and understanding that will overcome bias, bigotry and oppression.
 

Vision 

Our vision is an inclusive community where difference is welcomed and celebrated. 
 

Guiding Principles

Respect

We respect and value every person's dignity.  

 

Unity

We celebrate our common humanity and honor our differences.

 

Courage

We stand together and speak out against oppression. 

 

Creative Tension

We face disagreement and discord to elicit better ideas and outcomes.

 

Faith

Our commitment to a common vision is rooted in our individual and diverse faiths. 

 

Accountability

We hold ourselves and the community accountable for these principles.

 

Integrity

We live these principles every day.

 

 


 

 

In the Media

 

 

Faith Matters: Religion and Politics

Thursday, February 04, 2016

This edition of Faith Matters explores the role of faith in the political process with local and national religious and political leaders.

 

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Yuval Ron Ensemble
Oneness of Humanity

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Incorporating music from Arabic, Jewish and Christian artists, the award-winning Yuval Ron Ensemble performed at UNF on January 21. They celebrated the sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism and the Christian Armenian Church in the Lazzara Theater.

 

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Interfaith Candlelight Vespers

Thursday, December 10, 2015

While the world remains divided along religious lines, Jacksonville joined together for peace and interfaith cooperation.

 

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OneVoice: Storytellers
Guns & Crime: What makes cities safe?

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

At the Three Layers Cafe on Walnut Street members of the Jacksonville community gathered for a night of storytelling from people whose lives intersect with the topic of guns and crime. Through their diverse stories and perspectives, the community learned how the complex issue of gun ownership and gun control impact safety.

 

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Faith Matters: The Nature of Forgiveness

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Through a partnership, WJCT and OneJax present the inaugural episode of Faith Matters, a quarterly radio program addressing societal issues through faith perspectives. On this inaugural episode, leaders from a variety of faith perspectives join hosts Nancy Broner and Kyle Reese to discuss roles that forgiveness and repentance play in faith traditions.

 

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Civil Discourse
Gun Control: A Loaded Topic

Monday, October 12, 2015

Watch the live debate on "Gun Control: A Loaded Topic" A panel discussion representing diverse perspectives on gun rights and gun control.

 

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Metrotown Institute

 

This four-day program for teenagers entering grades 10-12 promotes respect and understanding among young people. 

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Leaders of United Diversity (LOUD)

Graduates of the Metrotown Institute are the best ambassadors for their newly enhanced understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion among our young neighbors. This program challenges these teenagers to share what they have learned in their schools.

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Diversity Education for Youth   

This program teaches interpersonal, communications and conflict resolutions skills with a focus on diversity. Students at area high schools (public or private) in Northeast Florida may participate.

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Project Breakthrough

Project Breakthrough: “Changing the Story of Race in Jacksonville” seeks to raise awareness about the implications of structural racism in diverse populations and introduce a common framework for understanding the causes of racial disparities. 

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OneVoice

OneVoice, an initiative started by OneJax, is led by Jacksonville's next wave of thought leaders, professionals, cultural movers and political shakers. 

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Humanitarian Awards

Each year, OneJax hosts a Humanitarian Awards Dinner to honor outstanding humanitarians and raise funds to support our programs.

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Interfaith Thanksgiving Gratitude Service

Gratitude is the thread that unites all faiths. This annual service pays homage to the sacred texts, prayers, songs and traditions that exalt the quality of gratitude for our blessings.

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Interfaith and Community Forums

OneJax regularly organizes panel discussions and community forums, drawing insight and input from a broad range of religious, cultural and community leaders.

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Civil Discourse Project

The Civil Discourse Project is moderated panel discussions on issues which challenge deeply held beliefs about controversial topics. 

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Advocacy

OneJax is proud to support political initiatives that aim to improve the welfare and quality of life of marginalized or minority groups. 

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