“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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Come join us and have a good laugh for a good cause on October 3, 2019. With an outstanding line-up of comics, you are sure to have a good time. And bring a friend!
Tanenbaum spends a lot of time thinking about anti-Semitism. And one thing that seems pretty clear, is that people don’t always have a clear understanding of anti-Semitism—what it is, how it works and why it matters. We know that anti-Semitism is real. And while anti-Semitism is often broadly understood as violent hatred of Jews, or […]
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 […]
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 […]