Get to know more about Program Coordinator Blake Farley!
Blake Farley, Program Coordinator at the One America Movement, is an Arkansas native dedicated to supporting local religious communities in shaping a better, shared future for their congregations and our country.
After a small-town upbringing in Arkansas, Blake studied at Pepperdine University in California, graduating from Pepperdine’s Global Fellows Program with a B.A. in Religion, including three terms of study abroad in Lausanne, Switzerland, and the fulfillment of an Undergraduate Certificate in Conflict Management from the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution.
He continued his training in faith-based peacemaking and research on religious discourses around identity, culture, and reconciliation during his time in Groningen, Netherlands, where he earned a M.A. in Religion, Conflict & Globalization from the University of Groningen before returning to the U.S. to begin working at the One America Movement.
Blake is grateful to have been invited to contribute to a variety of academic, nonprofit, and religious institutions across the U.S. South/Southwest and Central Europe that strive to cultivate compassionate spaces for person-to-person bridge building across cultural, national, and religious boundary lines. His work supporting the expanding programming of the One America Movement fulfills his goal to dedicate his career to a vocation of empathetic leadership fueled by listening, intentionality, and hospitality — one relationship at a time.
Outside of work, Blake will earnestly share his passions for travel, food, and coffee (as an avid baker and former barista) when he's not pouring over a new book or spending time with his church community and friends from around the world.