"Never codified by law, E pluribus unum was considered a de facto motto of the United States until 1956 when the United States Congress passed an act (H.J. Resolution 396), adopting In God We Trust as the official motto."
WND has an interesting article which states that "Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus have written to President Obama asking him to correct a speech he gave in Indonesia incorrectly replacing the nation's motto of '"In God We Trust"' with '"E pluribus unum."'
...I believe that the history of both America and Indonesia should give us hope. It is a story written into our national mottos. In the United States, our motto is E pluribus unum – out of many, one.
Read full story: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=237349
The actual letter, dated December 6, can be accessed here.
The haftorah of Parsat Vayigash is from Yechezkel 37: 15-28. It is interesting to note how closely the words of Yechezkel relate to G-d and unity. May the the words of the prophet be fulfilled. May we be as one. Why don't we begin by making amends with someone with whom we have fallen out? Pick up the phone and make the first gesture.
21 And say unto them: Thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, whither they are gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land;
22 and I will make them one nation in the land, upon the mountains of Israel, and one king shall be king to them all; and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all;
27 My dwelling-place also shall be over them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
28 And the nations shall know that I am the LORD that sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for ever.