Synchronicity: MLK’s Birthday and the Inauguration

Dear Friends, There’s a powerful synchronicity that within a single week, we—as a nation—are both honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who, motivated and empowered by his faith, fought for equality and justice, and that just four days later, we are inaugurating a new president, who will assume responsibility for uniting a […]

An Alliance of Peace and Freedom Fighters

When Tanenbaum Peacemaker in Action, Jose “Chencho” Alas returned from “Mercy for Peace and Reconciliation,” a historic symposium in Rome organized by KAICIID and the Pontifical Council, he reflected on how our divided nation can heal and proclaimed, “We must build a large alliance of freedom and peace fighters.”  Religious leaders and religiously motivated leaders […]

A neo-Nazi’s Transformation: Combating Extremism

Dear Friends, For this year’s final installment of our Combating Extremism campaign, we introduce a reformed neo-Nazi named Arno. Once an avid hater, Arno now dedicates his life to spreading compassion. If the venom of this past year made you skeptical that simple acts of kindness can transform lives, Arno’s story is worth a look. […]

From hate to harm: the alt-Right’s anti-Semitism in Montana

On Monday, three deadly terror attacks in Germany, Yemen and Jordan captured the world’s attention. It’s not that these acts are unusual. The number of articles about violent terrorism are too numerous to count. It’s that they all occurred on one horrific day. And so did an effort to target Jews in the heartland of […]

What can YOU do about extremism?

Dear Friends, As we send out this month’s Combating Extremism campaign materials, we pause to note the attack this week at Ohio State University. The perpetrator was Somali and Muslim. Those are facts. But another fact is that the motive for the incident has not yet been determined. And yet, the profile of the attacker […]