The Uniting America project fostered dialogue on some of the most challenging issues in American life, from religion, to race, to economic justice, to the changing composition of the family. In the course of six Assemblies convened over four years, participants worked to find common ground on these issues and common strategies for strengthening the democratic processes that allow us to work through them. Collectively, the Uniting America events brought together some 300 scholars, practitioners, business leaders, and policymakers. The project produced a series of reports, and a very successful book: Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America's Future.
The National Dialogues, the final part of the series, were sponsored by local and regional organizations throughout 2003 and brought the series' recommendations to the community level. National Dialogues were held in Mississippi, Atlanta, Kansas City, New Orleans, and Baltimore.