Islamophobia isn’t a joke

Friends- At a town hall event on August 27th, Rep. Steve King (R – Iowa), specifically referred to China’s crackdown on the ethnic Uighur minority and other Islamic groups. But then he said, “They want them to put on Chinese clothing and eat Chinese diet, which includes trying to force the Muslims to eat pork,” […]

Shana Tova!

Dear Friends, Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Jewish Day of Atonement) will take place this year September 29 – October 1 and October 8 – 9, respectively. Together, these are known as the High Holy Days and are often regarded as the most important of all Jewish holidays. Employees observing […]

Stronger than the Storm

“Only together, we were stronger than the storm.” –    Tanenbaum Peacemaker in Action, Abuna Elias Chacour (Israel/Palestine)   To most people, the idea of the Tanenbaum Peacemakers Network’s Working Retreat may bring to mind images of a relaxing week, with people hanging out, enjoying good food and having friendly conversations. And in some ways this is true, but it’s […]

Beyond Grief

Friends— This weekend left no time to grieve. Instead, there was only time for fear. More Americans have died at the hands of white domestic terrorists since 2001 than from any other type of terrorist attack in our country. Men, women and children of every religion, race, nationality, age, gender, ethnicity, sex and class are […]

The Power of Peacemakers

Friends— This week, we welcomed two dozen religiously-motivated peace activists—Tanenbaum’s Peacemakers and some of their mentees—to our Network Working Retreat #PIAretreat2019. Throughout the week, they share their stories and explore ways they can respond to defeat violence. One participant broke our hearts as she shared the following:  “I was working with the youth. A 12-year-old boy came to […]