Division Assessment

The Division Assessment is a tool developed by the One America Movement to help faith communities identify how America’s toxic polarization may negatively affect their congregations and their wider community.

Understanding how polarization affects our congregations and communities by identifying the symptoms and drivers of toxic polarization can help us keep them intact and the dynamics healthy when the pressure is high. And it can help us hold fast to our values when our society is so divided.

That is why the One America Movement developed this Division Assessment to help you identify how America’s toxic polarization may negatively affect your congregation and community. This tool is specifically designed to get at the heart of how toxic polarization may be playing out in your congregation and community and assist you in identifying areas of growth toward a healthy congregation and community.

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As toxic polarization sets in, extreme voices can escalate and grow louder. We need people within our communities to stand up to those extreme views and call the group back to its values.
To what extent do/are people in your faith community willing to speak up if someone within their own group expresses extreme views?

Once you complete the Division Assessment, someone will contact you to discuss how the One America Movement can support you.

The digital Division Assessment is one way to use this tool. Another option is the Division Assessment for Leaders Facilitation Guide. The guide has been designed as a group discussion tool to help you and other key stakeholders discuss the relevant issues within your group to help you identify the best way to support your congregation and community.

This tool aims to talk about the divisions you are already experiencing, not to cause new ones! If you are interested in more training around polarization to prepare for this conversation, email us at info@oneamericamovement.org for more opportunities to learn about the science of polarization. You can also work through a self-guided module on Symptoms and Drivers on our portal to prepare for the discussion.

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