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International Women’s Day – and Religion!

Dear Friends:

Today is International Women’s Day! Celebrated for over 100 years, this honorary day spotlights achievements of women around the world and recognizes our ongoing need for political, economic and social equality.

Please join in me in honoring women worldwide by reading and sharing two of Tanenbaum’s Combating Extremism resources that highlight the bravery, power and value of women across traditions:

One of the mantras Tanenbaum lives by, is Peace is Possible. Today we add, Equality is Possible!

Joyce S. Dubensky
CEO

P.S. I encourage you to take one step further by sharing our resources on social media, using the hashtag #IWD2018, and by following and retweeting @JoyceDubensky and @TanenbaumCenter to make an even wider impact!

Religion & Respecting Women – Combating Extremism

Dear Friends:

What is religion’s role in the #MeToo movement? Take a minute to reflect.

As some thoughtful and brave members of the Christian faith remind us, religion (in their tradition—as in all others) has been both complicit and redemptive. Fortunately, there are actionable steps our faith leaders can take to ensure that the #MeToo movement is not just a #MeToo moment.

That said, if we are to see real change, we all must contribute. That’s why this month’s installment of Combating Extremism provides you with a set of tools to help change mindsets and inspire modified behaviors.

You can start by familiarizing yourself with quotes from across faiths and traditions that highlight the valued status of women.  And then, share these resources with family, friends, neighbors, and community leaders.

Whether called equals, partners or allies, all our traditions embrace treating women with respect and dignity.

It’s time to do it,

Joyce S. Dubensky
CEO

P.S. When you support Tanenbaum, you help us in the battle for a world where people across beliefs live side by side, free from extremism, persecution and hate.