Entries by Nicole Margaretten

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 […]

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, […]

Tanenbaum on ABC-TV with Sandra Bookman

Friends – ABC’s Here and Now with host Sandra Bookman sat down with us on MLK weekend to discuss rising hate crimes and anti-Semitism, and how Tanenbaum work to combat it. If you didn’t catch the interview live, you can watch it here!   Enjoy! Joyce and Mark

Confront Hate on Holocaust Remembrance Day

In a 2005 resolution, the U.N. designated January 27 as Holocaust Remembrance Day—and condemned without reserve all manifestations of religious violence.  Today, our remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust is unavoidably followed by more recent memories—of Jersey City, of Halle, of Pittsburgh—but also a convicting desire to combat their source.  In a recent evening […]

Remembering the Very Rev. James Morton

The other day, I received an official notice from Rev. Chloe Breyer via email, announcing the death of the founder of the Interfaith Center of New York. The Very Rev. James Morton, an icon and interreligious leader of enormous stature, had passed. Her tribute recalled the breadth of his contributions. I paused to think of […]

Lunar New Year is around the corner

Dear friends, Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is coming up on January 25th! The holiday is celebrated by many across Asia and around the world. Observances of Lunar New Year vary throughout the world, with a common theme of celebrating time together and gathering with family. Employees may require time off […]