Entries by Nicole Margaretten

Reflections on September 11

Dear Friends, For 17 years, I have paused on this day to remember the traumatic events of 9/11—and the nearly 3,000 victims from a vast array of religions and beliefs who we lost that day. 9/11 is a marked day for our nation. But it’s also an opportunity to reflect on what has happened since that tragic day. Like the overwhelming spread of disinformation […]

A Sweet New Year!

Dear Friends, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, will take place this year September 9th–11th and September 18th–19th, respectively. Together, these are known as the High Holy Days and are often regarded as the most important of all Jewish holidays. Employees observing these holidays may require time off […]

Fostering Religio-Cultural Competence in Nursing

Dear Friends, On July 19-20, 2018, Tanenbaum convened a number of nursing educators from across the United States, to discuss our new nursing curriculum, Fostering Religio-Cultural Competence in Nursing. This curriculum was created and piloted in partnership with Columbia University School of Nursing’s Masters Direct Entry (MDE) Program to address a gap in nursing education […]

Tanenbaum’s 2017 Annual Report Is Here!

  Dear Friends, For those who believe in equality, nonviolence and multi-belief understanding, 2017 was a challenge. We saw children bullied without mercy and how religious bias fuels hate (it’s the #1 cause of hate crimes in New York State). And still, more than one-in-three U.S. workers still experience (or witness) religious bias at work. […]

Sharia: Just the Facts

Dear Friends, Do you know… What Sharia is really all about? How it’s practiced? What it means in the U.S.? Questions about Sharia are everywhere—in homes and schools, state legislatures and even our courts. These questions need fact-based answers. It’s the only way to move past our cultural assumptions and stereotypes. That’s why Tanenbaum’s Combating […]

Preventing Syria’s Next Massacre – Guest post by Hind Kabawat

This article was published on Medium by Tanenbaum Peacemaker in Action, Hind Kabawat, on July 31, 2018 As I walked among the tombstones that demarcate the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial for the infamous 1995 massacre, I could not help but draw parallels with my country’s own conflict. These 8,000 innocent Bosniak Muslims, left to be slaughtered by […]

Eid Mubarak!

Dear Friends, The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha will be celebrated between August 20th and August 21st this year! Eid-al-Adha, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, is an important holiday and those observing may wish to take the day off from work to celebrate with family and friends and attend to religious practices like […]