MLK’s Legacy of Faith and Nonviolence

Friends – In 2018, we saw communities that refused to let hate divide them. We saw the resilience of faith communities, as they supported refugees and survivors of violence and hate crimes. They remind us of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—a man who staked his life on preaching nonviolence. Across faith traditions and within sacred […]

A Tanenbaum Gift – Inspired New Year’s Resolutions

Dear Friends, However you felt about 2018, today we greet a New Year. At Tanenbaum, we welcome 2019 by pausing to reflect on our New Year’s Resolutions, which draw from many religious and faith traditions. They inspire us.  And so we share them with you—in the hope that they move you as well, Joyce Dubensky, CEO, Tanenbaum SHARED VISIONS (Click to download PDF) FOR […]

This Is Personal – Tanenbaum CEO, Joyce Dubensky’s Reflections on 2018

Friends, For the past several years, I’ve taken time at year-end to reach out to some of the people who matter to me and with whom I haven’t been in touch. It’s become a kind of personal tradition. I don’t send cards or letters reflecting on the year’s events—rather, I write an email to some […]

Women Ending Wars That Men Have Started – Guest post by Hind Kabawat

Yasmine, a beautiful young Yemeni girl hugged me before I left Brussels this morning and told me with tears in her eyes, “I hope we meet again – You never know.” Perhaps one day we will meet in Syria or Yemen. I spent the last few days in Brussels, where the European Union held a […]

Human Rights Are Relevant to All of Us, Every Day

Friends — Human rights are relevant to all of us, every day. The UN Declaration of Human Rights, opens with a complex philosophical statement: “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world…” Whatever your […]