Entries by Nicole Margaretten

A Fall Festival of Lights

Dear Friends, Did you know that Diwali, known as the Festival of Lights, will take place on November 7th? Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists around the world celebrate this New Year festival for a variety of different reasons.   Diwali is an official holiday in a number of countries in South Asia and across […]

International Day of Peace

Friends,   This year’s International Day of Peace celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This document lays out a vision of human rights for all. As such, it is critical to all of us.   But what needs to be remembered is that the Declaration itself, and much of the […]

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 […]