Entries by Nicole Margaretten

Washington had opinions on Religious Freedom-Combating Extremism

Dear Friends, To the Founding Fathers, freedom of religion was a cornerstone of American democracy—even before the Bill of Rights was adopted. Need proof? Check out the correspondence between America’s first president, George Washington, and Moses Seixas, the Hazzan of Newport’s Touro Synagogue of Congregation Jeshuat Israel. While they excluded enslaved African Americas and Native […]

Tanenbaum named 2018 Nissan Foundation Grant Recipient

To download the press release, please click here. Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding named 2018 Nissan Foundation Grant Recipient Nissan Foundation grant to fund “Combating Extremism and Promoting Respect: A Public Education Campaign” aimed at promoting critical thinking, conversation and reflection to address religious-based fear, misinformation and prejudice. In 26th year, Nissan Foundation maintains its […]

Hear Our #FoundingFathers!

Dear Friends, There will be lots of July 4th talk on Twitter in the coming days… So we put together a Combating Extremism Resource for July 4th Tweeting about our #FoundingFathers and what they had to say about liberty – including religious liberty. Please take a look! If any appeal to you, please tweet for our […]

Pioneer Day is Coming Soon!

Dear Friends, Did you know that July 24th is Pioneer Day? Pioneer Day is one of the major holidays of Mormonism (Latter-day Saints). The holiday is often observed with parades, fireworks and Old West reenactments to commemorate the arrival of Brigham Young and his followers in Salt Lake Valley. To learn more about the history […]

The Muslim Ban – Who’s Next??

Dear Friends: Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Travel Ban, which we believe to be a Muslim Ban, is a disheartening moment for people dedicated to religious pluralism. At it’s essence, the travel ban targets people of a particular religion. In this case, it’s Muslims… but it leaves open the question – Who’s next? […]

Free NCSS Webinars: Religion, Social Studies and You

Our webinar series, Religion, Social Studies and You is now available for free access on our YouTube Channel! This four-part webinar series will focus on ways to incorporate inclusive pedagogical approaches for addressing different faith traditions and cultures in the classroom consistent with the First Amendment. Based on Tanenbaum’s* Seven Principles of Inclusive Education and […]

Our Neighbors, Our Border

Dear Friends, Across our nation, we are agonizing—and debating—the fate of children being torn from their parents at our border. This is a policy debate. It is a moral debate. And, it is a religious debate. How we read and understand our faith traditions is fueling our views. How we respond reveals our core values. […]

Limited time opportunity! Free copies of Religions in My Neighborhood

Religions in My Neighborhood Makes it Easier to Teach About Religion Tanenbaum’s curriculum, framed by Wiggins and McTighe’s Understanding by Design, makes teachers’ jobs easier. Teachers can use Religions in My Neighborhood as a stand-alone curriculum or as a supplement. SPECIAL TIME-LIMITED OFFER! For the first time ever, we are giving away copies of Religions in My Neighborhood for free ($34.95 […]

Religious Diversity Leadership Summit: Raising the Bar

This year’s third annual Religious Diversity Leadership Summit was the largest one yet, with attendance near capacity and a waitlist in hand. Tanenbaum’s first full day Summit boasts 155 attendees and 23 speakers plus moderators from 64 companies, spanning 18 industries. The day included four concurrent breakout sessions addressing focused topics, another first for the […]