Entries by LWasserberger

A Hidden Impact of the Muslim Ban

This article was published on the Huffington Post Blog March 16, 2017   President Trump’s re-issued travel ban was supposed to go into effect today. But courts in Hawaii and Maryland have issued temporary injunctions, blocking its implementation nationwide. President Trump has vowed to appeal, and the ban’s ultimate future remains uncertain. Like so many others, […]

The Affordable Care Act and Religion: Impact & Support

As Congress debates if and how to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, many people have spoken out on how losing health coverage would affect various disenfranchised communities. Often missing from the conversation has been the relationship between the ACA and religion—and yet many religious communities either benefit directly from the ACA, and would […]

U.S. Jews Threatened

Dear Friends, As a Jewish woman, I watch with alarm as reports of coordinated, multiple bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers keep popping up in the news. 10 on one day, 20 on another. These bomb threats scare me for many reasons. First, because the threats come in groups designed to instill a profound sense […]

Religion: Acceptance of Drugs & Procedures Health Care Insights

Dear Friends, Welcome to the 5th installment of Tanenbaum’s Health Care Insights series! Today, we want to explore how religious beliefs sometimes impact a patient’s decision about whether to use particular drugs or undergo certain treatments. The Scenario: A Buddhist patient refuses to use pain medication. He believes that having an unclouded state of mind at death influences […]

Against the Ban? 5 Things You Can Do Now

Dear Friends, For 25 years, Tanenbaum has worked for a world where differences are respected. And that means we ask the hard questions… Is your America the country that turns away human beings—fleeing a death sentence in their home countries? Is your America the country that says only persecuted Christians deserve protection? Is your America […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]