Entries by Nicole Margaretten

The Season of Inclusion – Navigate the December Dilemma!

Dear Friends, What does your office look like during this time of year? Are there Christmas trees and menorahs in the lobby, or are decorations strictly snowflake-themed? Are departments planning Christmas parties or perhaps a holiday potluck? Whatever is taking place at your office, the December Dilemma is in full swing. Hanukkah starts on December […]

Tanenbaum’s MFA Speaks Out – Don’t Demonize Refugees!

Dear Friends, At Tanenbaum, we know that many of the people who are today’s refugees are just like us. People of many different cultures and beliefs, and ways of practicing them. They are orphans. They are parents with children. Our nation is now in the midst of a debate about these individuals. The undertone is […]

Ambassador Richard Holbrooke Inspires Tanenbaum

In 1997, the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke was honored by Tanenbaum for his life’s work in diplomacy.  Ambassador Holbrooke, who served as a senior U.S. diplomat for decades, graciously accepted his award; but he also offered a bit of advice to Tanenbaum’s President and founder, Dr. Georgette Bennett. Instead of recognizing his work or the […]

Confronting Religious Violence

Union Theological Seminary October 2-3, 2015 3,000 female captives held by ISIS. American Journalist Eliza Griswold told the story of one of these women, relating how, with the intervention of her father, she managed to survive and became one of the lucky few who escaped her captors. Griswold offered poignant narratives obtained from members of […]

Gerry Golub Passed Away

It is with a heavy heart that we inform our partners in social justice that former Tanenbaum Board member, Gerry Golub, died on Friday, October 9th. He was a strong advocate of Tanenbaum, a dear friend, and someone whose memory we will honor in our ongoing work for justice. A memorial service will be held […]

Combat Extremism – October Resources from Tanenbaum

Dear Friends, At Tanenbaum, we are committed to combating extremism because of the horror it inflicts on people. And because it fuels suspicion and fear of others, stereotypes, and hate. There are many paths to defeat extremism, including actions you can take today. This month, Tanenbaum shares more excellent and practical resources you can use […]

Oregon Reflections & Recommitment

Dear Friends, We are filled with sorrow for the innocent victims at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College, for their families whose lives are changed forever, for their friends and their entire community. As details emerge, at least two surviving students have reported that the shooter singled out students who were Christian. As Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin recommended, […]