Combating Extremism – A Dangerous Symbiosis

Dear Friends, Last month, we shared information about a specific extremist ideology—white supremacy. But no extremist movement exists in a vacuum. With this month’s Combating Extremism materials, we take a look at extremism from another angle: how extremists on opposing sides invigorate each other. Listen to reformed white supremacist Arno Michaelis in this month’s video […]

Tanenbaum – and I – Have Lost a Friend…Harvey Krueger

There are many tributes today, honoring and remembering Harvey Krueger, who passed on April 23, 2017. He is remembered as a brilliant business leader, a compassionate and active philanthropist in the Jewish community, a lover of Israel and justice, a deeply devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and family man. And always, as the husband of […]

Letter to Congress: RESIST Budget Cuts to Foreign Assistance

Dear Member of Congress, As a constituent from New York and as the CEO of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, I write with deep concern about the proposed budget cuts to foreign assistance, especially as it relates to global conflict. At Tanenbaum, we identify and work with men and women driven by their religious […]

Sunday Slaughter of Christians

Friends, Today, on Palm Sunday, violent extremists struck at the heart of Coptic Christians, when suicide bombers killed at least 44 people and injured more than a hundred in two churches in Egypt. Both churches were filled with congregants, peacefully gathered to celebrate one of their holiest days. ISIS claimed responsibility for the brutal attacks […]

The Truth About White Supremacy – Combating Extremism

Dear Friends, When you hear “white supremacy,” what comes to mind? Do you think of the white supremacy groups that posted more than a dozen fliers at Pioneer High School in San Jose, California? Or of vandalized Jewish cemeteries? Or domestic terrorism? The fact is . . . white supremacy is resurging. And we all […]