Friday News Roundup: I’ll take a little bit of everything, please.

It’s another one of those weeks: tons of interesting stories, but not clustered around one media-frenzied topic. What we got: some more reactions to Obama, a few interesting studies, some controversial news from the world of education, some more commentary on the ever-more-high-profile intersection of religion and medicine and a thought-provoking question about religion and […]

When life echoes art (and vice versa)

From the (virtual) pen of our Executive Vice President, Joyce: I spend most of my time doing Tanenbaum work, but recently I took time to be with friends and pay a visit to Broadway to see a play that reminded me how the theater can engulf you and still remind you of your work. The […]

Summer Educator Training Course

We don’t usually use the blog to plug ourselves but we are just so excited!  Our summer intensive educator training course “Religion and Diversity Education: Cultivating Global Citizenship” is open!  We already have 8 participants who have registered since June 1st.  We are so excited to welcome our educators in July and look forward to […]

Friday News Roundup: Pushing Past the Headlines

The headline-dominator this week is, of course, President Obama’s speech in Cairo Thursday morning. So what’s falling through the news cracks?  Some takes on Obama later but first, a slew of workplace discrimination news – lawsuits settled, new suits levied, new study findings released, new legislation passed, new complications to the AIG bailout.  Links below […]

“To speak the truth as best I can”

Have you read President Obama’s speech from Cairo this morning? “So long as our relationship is defined by our differences, we will empower those who sow hatred rather than peace, and who promote conflict rather than the cooperation that can help all of our people achieve justice and prosperity…I do so recognizing that change cannot […]