7 Women, 7 Principles, 1 Rule

Dear President Obama, As you look to address the pressing issues in our nation’s educational system like No Child Left Behind, dropout rates, the effectiveness of charter schools, and graduation rates, I wanted to introduce you to some of the educators Tanenbaum has the great opportunity to work with. On Saturday, February 7, 2009, I […]

Friday News Roundup: Which religions are on the move?

Every Friday, I’ll be rounding up some of the week’s most interesting religion and diversity related stories.   This week, there’s been a spate of activity on 3 fronts: President Obama’s direction for the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, the settlement of a variety of religious discrimination lawsuits and the growth of some religious groups you might […]

Open Letter to President Obama: Religion & Healthcare

Dear President Obama: Healthcare is once again leading the news cycle as you search for a new Secretary of Health and Human Services candidate. While the spectrum of healthcare reform is broad and the specific steps have yet to be determined, we are confident that this is healthcare’s moment – and that this administration will […]

Supporting Muslim Youth

On Wednesday, April 30th, the staff of the Religion and Diversity Education program at Tanenbaum attended a conference entitled “Muslim Youth in NYC Public Schools” at Teachers College here in Manhattan. The conference was presented by Dr. Louis Cristillo, a Research Assistant Professor of Education at TC, as a launch for the preliminary results of […]

Broadening the National Day of Prayer

This year the National Day of Prayer (NDP for short) will be observed on May 1st.  First, a little history… Congress created National Day of Prayer in 1952 so that the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.”  In 1988, President Reagan […]