Entries by Nicole Margaretten

Looking Toward New Models for Reconciliation

Today marks the sixth annual Global Ethics Day, launched in 2014 by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Last year, we spoke about what ethics mean in today’s world and how the work of Tanenbaum’s Peacemakers in Action actively defines that role. This time around, we decided to take a look at the […]

Faith-based Peacebuilding: Not for the Faint of Heart

In August 2018, Tanenbaum Peacemakers in Action Deng Giguiento and Azhar “Azi” Hussain came together in Mindanao, Philippines, for the Interreligious Dialogue Learning Conference (IRD). The IRD, hosted by the Catholic Relief Services in partnership with the Catholic Peacebuilding Network, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and Tanenbaum, was organized around the theme of […]

A Shooting On Yom Kippur

Friends – As many of you know, I am Jewish. That’s why I was in Temple on Yom Kippur, when a gunman in Germany again tried to slaughter Jews as they prayed. He did not succeed in getting into the synagogue where over 50 worshippers sat together. So he took his hate out on others nearby, […]

Laughter, drinks & hitchhiking clowns: We took a night off!

On October 3, 2019, Tanenbaum friends (new and old) came together to take a night off. We had a wonderful time together in laughter and community. We were thrilled to welcome back some familiar faces, and this year, our comedians brought the funny, along with newcomer Greg Radin, who was an excellent host. Amid raucous […]

Halloween is around the corner

Dear Friends, Did you know that Halloween may have origins in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain? Although Halloween may be popularly thought of as a day for trick-or-treating and parades, Halloween and the various observations that fall close to it, such as the Day of the Dead, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day, […]

An Autumn Festival of Lights

Dear Friends, This year Diwali, known as the festival of lights, will take place on October 27th. Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists around the world celebrate this New Year festival for a variety of different reasons. As you may know, Diwali is an official holiday in a number of countries in South Asia and […]

Anti-Semitism Is Something You’re Talking About A Lot

Most students start learning about the Holocaust in elementary school. Yet, anti-Semitic hate crimes are rising. What’s clear is that we don’t truly understand this form of bigotry. And it’s painfully apparent that fear and hatred of Jews are far from being a problem of the past. At Tanenbaum, we were curious what our own […]

Join us in the hot seats!

Join us in the hot seats by the stage (or choose safer territory in the back) for a night of laughter at Comic Strip Live on October 3rd for Tanenbaum Takes a Night Off! This year’s theme is Miscommunication Mishaps and the lineup includes Regina DeCicco, Greg Radin, Sasha Srbulj, DF Sweedler, and Holly Weiss. Hosted […]

The “Democratic Experiment” & Why Tonight’s Debates Matter

Tonight, the top 10 Democratic presidential candidates for 2020 will face off, and that’s important. Tanenbaum is watching—and hoping—that they’ll address the bigotry and hate that leads to violent attacks on houses of worship, shootings that target people because of their race or religion, and the 17% percent increase in hate crimes. How will they […]

Remembering & Understanding 9/11

Friends – In the days following September 11, 2001, our nation experienced an outpouring of support, generosity, and empathy from our neighbors and every corner of the globe. Today, there are children for whom September 11th is a moment only experienced through textbooks. But, for many of us, it is still a time to remember […]