International Day of Peace

Friends,   This year’s International Day of Peace celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This document lays out a vision of human rights for all. As such, it is critical to all of us.   But what needs to be remembered is that the Declaration itself, and much of the […]

Education Matters! Reflections on Combating Extremism!

Friends, What we learn today, shapes the world we live in tomorrow. And whether we can engage in critical discussions based on facts will make all the difference. That’s why our Combating Extremism campaign exists – to provide objective analysis, facts and questions to ponder. We wanted to know if you agreed, and sent a […]

Reflections on September 11

Dear Friends, For 17 years, I have paused on this day to remember the traumatic events of 9/11—and the nearly 3,000 victims from a vast array of religions and beliefs who we lost that day. 9/11 is a marked day for our nation. But it’s also an opportunity to reflect on what has happened since that tragic day. Like the overwhelming spread of disinformation […]

Genocide Finally Named in Scathing UN Report

Dear Friends, This week, the U.N. released a report that calls for Myanmar’s military leaders to be prosecuted for genocide due to the ruthless and inhumane treatment of the Rohingya, a minority group from Myanmar. What is happening to the Rohingya? In Myanmar, religious and ethnic hatred has forced 700,000 Muslim Rohingya to fearfully flee […]

A Sweet New Year!

Dear Friends, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, will take place this year September 9th–11th and September 18th–19th, respectively. Together, these are known as the High Holy Days and are often regarded as the most important of all Jewish holidays. Employees observing these holidays may require time off […]