Entries by Nicole Margaretten

Stronger than the Storm

“Only together, we were stronger than the storm.” –    Tanenbaum Peacemaker in Action, Abuna Elias Chacour (Israel/Palestine)   To most people, the idea of the Tanenbaum Peacemakers Network’s Working Retreat may bring to mind images of a relaxing week, with people hanging out, enjoying good food and having friendly conversations. And in some ways this is true, but it’s […]

Beyond Grief

Friends— This weekend left no time to grieve. Instead, there was only time for fear. More Americans have died at the hands of white domestic terrorists since 2001 than from any other type of terrorist attack in our country. Men, women and children of every religion, race, nationality, age, gender, ethnicity, sex and class are […]

The Power of Peacemakers

Friends— This week, we welcomed two dozen religiously-motivated peace activists—Tanenbaum’s Peacemakers and some of their mentees—to our Network Working Retreat #PIAretreat2019. Throughout the week, they share their stories and explore ways they can respond to defeat violence. One participant broke our hearts as she shared the following:  “I was working with the youth. A 12-year-old boy came to […]

Less Than Three-In-Ten Americans Know Rosh Hashana Is The Jewish New Year

Friends- Did you know that 8 in 10 Americans correctly answer questions about Christian traditions? But that less than 3 out of 10 Americans are familiar with some basic facts about other religions—including Judaism? (See the Pew Research Center’s new poll: What Americans Know about Religion).Given the surge in anti-Semitic hate crimes being reported, those […]

An Opportunity to Learn: Eid al-Adha

Dear Friends, This year, the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha will be observed in the U.S. between sundown on August 10th and sundown on August 11th. The date may be different in other countries as the sighting of the new moon will determine the start of the holiday. Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) celebrates the willingness […]

Tanenbaum’s 2019 Religious Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Tanenbaum held its fourth annual Religious Diversity Leadership Summit (the Summit) on June 19, 2019, tackling the theme of “innovating religious diversity in the workplace.” Programming included dynamic speakers and engaging panel discussions that highlighted the work of leaders in the religious diversity and inclusion space. Missed this year’s Summit? Keep an eye out for […]

We the People…Tweet

Friends – To the Founding Fathers, freedom of religion was a cornerstone of American democracy – even before the Bill of Rights was adopted. And we the people means that we get to use our voices to express our faith – including online! We’re lucky to live in a country where the freedom to express […]

Thanks for Helping Make Peace Possible

Last week, Tanenbaum’s Peace Made Possible Gala celebrated the people and places that are making inclusion of our religiously diverse country a reality. Hosted by Sandra Bookman and brought to life by Chuck Nice, this year’s gala honored champions of human rights through inclusivity, respect and education. Target received our CORPORATE BRIDGE BUILDER AWARD for […]