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GIVING TUESDAY – America in Transition!

Photo: Inspired by “Brexit”, safety pins are being worn to show solidarity against hate. | Brilliantist Studio via Shutterstock Dear Friends, This month, I’ve heard from so many of you from across the religious spectrum. Your reactions to the election, the holiday season and the future are not uniform. But most of you are concerned about […]

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Five Reflections on America in Transition

This article was published on the Huffington Post Blog November 25, 2016  In my capacity as the CEO of Tanenbaum (an organization that tackles religious conflicts so that difference will be respected), the 2016 election was hard. The identity politics and lingo of hatred were the opposite of the kind of country we want to […]

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Something for Your Holiday Menu…

Dear Friends, I’m sure you’ve seen accounts of people canceling their family Thanksgiving—or at least, thinking about it. While family gatherings can sometimes include tension and conflicts, it’s particularly hard for divided families and friends who found themselves on opposite sides of our acrimonious and divisive election. So the question now is how can we celebrate one […]

Stop the Hate

Swastikas, Headscarves & Beatings

Dear Friends, Over the past week, Tanenbaum’s phones have been ringing off the hook. Friends, partners and strangers want to know what they can do to keep their families and communities safe. People are frightened by the undeniable wave of bigotry and fear tactics that have been unleashed since November 8th. Venom is spewing all […]

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Gwen Ifill – A Lost Voice for Truth and Civility

When I heard the news that Gwen Ifill had died, like so many others, I gasped. She was an icon, and more importantly, she was a trusted voice who helped untangle complex issues and events, from domestic politics to foreign affairs. Whenever I looked to find out what was really happening in the world, she […]