New Season, New Year: Naw Ruz

Dear Friends, With the spring equinox comes Naw Ruz, the Bahá’í New Year festival! The holiday celebrates the spring season and has been fixed at March 21st for those celebrating outside of Iran. The Bahá’í Faith is the second most widespread religion in the world in terms of geographical reach. So wherever you are in […]

Do you know a Peacemaker in Action?

Change is inevitable. Transformation, peacebuilding, and conflict resolution all require hard work. Tanenbaum invites you to help us honor these hard workers whom we call Peacemakers in Action. The Peacemakers in Action award honors two religious actors central to peacebuilding efforts around the world. Emerging from the creative power of all religions, they are the […]

What do anti-Semitism and anti-Immigrant hate have in common?

Friends– Anti-Semitic hate crimes are rising in NYC and worldwide at alarming rates. And there’s a similar surge in anti-immigrant sentiment. So we wanted to know, what do these two hate movements have in common? At the request of Jim Rice, editor of Sojourners magazine, I wrote a piece attempting to answer exactly that question. […]

The Festival of Colors: Holi is Almost Here!

Dear Friends, The Hindu festival of Holi is coming up in a few short weeks. Holi is often called the festival of colors, because “playing Holi” means flinging colors. This year, Holi will take place on March 9th and 10th and, depending on where it’s being celebrated, may last one or two days. Due to […]

Leadership Transition Underway at Tanenbaum

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Supporters of Tanenbaum, Joyce Dubensky, Tanenbaum’s CEO for the past 18 years, has decided it is time to transition the organization’s leadership and to step down from her executive responsibilities effective June 1st. We are grateful to Joyce for her years of service, the new heights to which she has taken Tanenbaum, […]