2016 Metrotown Institute
June 20 - June 23, 2016
Riverside Presbyterian Church
849 Park St.
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Application and Consent Form
In the Community
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
38 Cathedral Place
St. Augustine, FL
Sunday, May 1, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Temple - Congregation Ahavath Chesed
8727 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32217
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Adam W. Herbert University Center (Building 43)
12000 Alumni Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32224 - 2678
As an interfaith organization, OneJax educates, advocates and builds community to promote respect and understanding that will overcome bias, bigotry and oppression.
Our vision is an inclusive community where difference is welcomed and celebrated.
We respect and value every person's dignity.
We celebrate our common humanity and honor our differences.
We stand together and speak out against oppression.
We face disagreement and discord to elicit better ideas and outcomes.
Our commitment to a common vision is rooted in our individual and diverse faiths.
We hold ourselves and the community accountable for these principles.
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.
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.
Interfaith Candlelight Vespers
Thursday, December 10, 2015
While the world remains divided along religious lines, Jacksonville joined together for peace and interfaith cooperation.
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.
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.
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.
This four-day program for teenagers entering grades 10-12 promotes respect and understanding among young people.
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.
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.
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.
OneVoice, an initiative started by OneJax, is led by Jacksonville's next wave of thought leaders, professionals, cultural movers and political shakers.
Each year, OneJax hosts a Humanitarian Awards Dinner to honor outstanding humanitarians and raise funds to support our programs.
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.
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.
Civil Discourse Project
The Civil Discourse Project is moderated panel discussions on issues which challenge deeply held beliefs about controversial topics.
OneJax is proud to support political initiatives that aim to improve the welfare and quality of life of marginalized or minority groups.