As primary season heats up, Tanenbaum president Dr. Georgette Bennett asks a critical question: Do you have to be a good Christian to be a good president? Check out her answer to that question on the Huffington Post.
In the news this week: Anti-Semitic hate crime in Brooklyn, the effect of Alabama’s immigration law on students, the (possibly secular) origins of Thanksgiving, and other stories.
Tomorrow afternoon, Tanenbaum president and founder Dr. Georgette Bennett presents at the Long Island chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women.
Her topic: interreligious relations and realignments since the Holocaust, with a special focus on the impact of the establishment of the State of Israel and Vatican Council II. She will reference genocides that have occurred since the Holocaust and share Tanenbaum's experiences in the Middle East and Gulf Region.
In the news this week: clergy find a role at Occupy Wall Street, a prisoner exchange may facilitate peace between Israel and Palestine, Saudi Arabia plans to build a religious dialogue center in Vienna, and other stories.
Today, I witnessed an interesting CoffeeHour Conversation held with the International Day of Peace in mind. The conversation was between colleagues at a small organization and included topics ranging from reflections on 9/11 to inclusiveness in the workplace. Part of our work at Tanenbaum has been promoting these conversations and so I knew what to expect in theory, but I was surprised at my intense introspection as the conversation bloomed.
This week in the news:
Atheists and Humanists work towards being accepted as military chaplains, a New Jersey Muslim community battles zoning laws in court, the ACLU files a complaint against a Tennessee school board, and San Francisco may vote on a circumcision ban.