“I joined the One America Movement board because their unique strategies to combat toxic polarization are inviting to people who hold to orthodox faith traditions, including my own. It is not easy work, but it is necessary, and One America Movement helps Americans from all backgrounds navigate the polarization trends within their communities.”Matt Hawkins
One America Movement Board Chair Matthew Hawkins delivers over 20 years of experience from the intersection of religion and public life. Matt served 17 years with the Southern Baptist Convention, including eight years in federal government relations (Washington, D.C.).
Prior to his current post as Senior Acquisitions Editor with B&H Publishing Group, he taught as an adjunct instructor of philosophy (Columbia State Community College, TN) and co-hosted the Crossing Faiths Podcast. Matt's writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, ERLC.com, TheGospelCoalition.org, and The Rhetoric of Religious Freedom in the United States.
He holds a B.B.A. (Belmont U.), an M.A. in Ethics and Public Affairs (George Mason University), and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Theology (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, NC). Matt lives with his family in Lebanon, TN. Learn more at matthewthawkins.com.