Entries by AdministratorTemp

In Church We (Do Not) Trust: News Roundup

This week in the news: we trust our churches, synagogues and temples less than our parents did; a hotly contested mosque project in Tennessee moves forward, and opposition to the Obama administration's contraception mandate grows. WHO DO YOU TRUST? According to new statistics released by Gallup this week, Americans' confidence in their religious institutions is at an all-time […]

A Tribute to Our Own Visionary

At this year's Award Ceremony, we honored one of our own – our President and Founder, Dr. Georgette F. Bennett – with the first-ever Tanenbaum Visionary Award. A close friend put together this tribute video for the occasion – three minutes of pure Georgette. We thought you might like to take a look!

From Alaska to the Bahamas, Tanenbaum’s Education Programming Resonates

In mid-February and early March, I had the pleasure of presenting at two very specialized education conferences. The first was the Beyond School Hours conference in Burlingame, CA. This conference is designed for out-of-school time educators, and I presented on our K-6 World Olympics curriculum, which has been very successful in after-school settings. The participants […]

Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC: Understanding the Ministerial Exception

Thanks to a recent Supreme Court case (Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC) you may have been hearing a lot about the “ministerial exception” and been wondering what it’s really about. Ministerial exception is a provision that is intended to protect the freedom of religious institutions to hire and fire spiritual leaders and teachers as they choose, not […]

Rev. Basilious Nasser Killed in Syria: The Backstory

I don’t know if you saw the latest news from Syria – that a Greek Orthodox priest has been killed. The Syrian government says that he was murdered by armed terrorist groups.  The New York Times says that the opposition blames the government for the murder.    If caused by the Syrian opposition, the killing […]

‘Tis the Season for Innovation

Does your Diversity and Inclusion team know how to handle the tricky holiday season? For some quick tips, head over to the Multicultural Forum's blog, where our Director of Programs Mark Fowler is posting on Tanenbaum's three key steps for a manageable December.

“If I Were a Poor Black Kid”: How About Empathy Without Stereotypes?

The recent Forbes piece, “If I Were a Poor Black Kid,” written by self-described middle-class white man, Gene Marks, is inspiring heated responses. As a friend of mine put it, “It’s the current outrage of the internet.” People are discussing it on Facebook, Marks’ image has become a meme, and most importantly, several writers have taken […]

2011 by the Numbers

There's no way we can capture the depth and breadth of what our talented staff accomplish in a year in a single infographic, but we can try to give you a taste! Check out Tanenbaum's 2011 by the Numbers. (And if you can, help us make 2012 even better by giving a small gift.) – […]