Tanenbaum.org https://tanenbaum.org Combating Religious Prejudice Fri, 18 Jun 2021 23:38:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 https://tanenbaum.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/cropped-FaviconLogo-1-32x32.png Tanenbaum.org https://tanenbaum.org 32 32 Summer Days (and Nights) of Remembrance https://tanenbaum.org/blog/2021/06/summer-holidays/ Fri, 18 Jun 2021 23:37:09 +0000 https://tanenbaum.org/?p=19107 Spring has sprung, come and gone, but summer is no exception to upcoming holidays! The next month ahead will see many people celebrating two holidays with which you may or may not be familiar. Whether you’re wondering how observance might involve the workplace, education or health care settings, each of our fact sheets includes history, […]

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Spring has sprung, come and gone, but summer is no exception to upcoming holidays! The next month ahead will see many people celebrating two holidays with which you may or may not be familiar. Whether you’re wondering how observance might involve the workplace, education or health care settings, each of our fact sheets includes history, background, and some guidance on greetings and potential observations.

This year, the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha will be observed across multiple days, starting with sundown on July 19th until sundown on July 23rd. This festival of sacrifice celebrates the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son when ordered to do so by God. Eid al-Adha is of great significance within Islam and employees may request time off to observe it. Please review and share Tanenbaum’s Eid al-Adha fact sheet for more information on the holiday’s workplace implications, appropriate greetings, and more!

Also, did you know that July 24th is Pioneer Day? This holiday is one of the major holidays of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The day commemorates the arrival of Brigham Young and his followers to Salt Lake Valley and is often observed with parades, fireworks, and Old West reenactments. Check out our Pioneer Day Fact Sheet to learn more about the holiday’s history, its significance, and how the holiday may impact the workplace.

In case this only intrigues you to learn more, you can find a number of other holiday fact sheets on our Workplace Resources page. As always, if there’s any way we at Tanenbaum can be of assistance during these holiday times and beyond, please drop us a line!

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum

 


Photo 1: Pioneers Crossing the Plains of  Nebraska by C.C.A. Christensen

Photo 2: Ahmed Aqtai

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It’s not too late! Join us tomorrow! https://tanenbaum.org/blog/2021/06/gala-tomorrow/ Wed, 02 Jun 2021 20:41:10 +0000 https://tanenbaum.org/?p=19060   The day is almost here! Our 2021 Peace Made Possible Live Virtual Gala is tomorrow! Everything has been leading up to this very day. We are excited to celebrate our incredible honorees and entertainers. I don’t want to spoil anything else, but I have a feeling this will be a very memorable Gala! “Doors” […]

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The day is almost here! Our 2021 Peace Made Possible Live Virtual Gala is tomorrow! Everything has been leading up to this very day. We are excited to celebrate our incredible honorees and entertainers. I don’t want to spoil anything else, but I have a feeling this will be a very memorable Gala! “Doors” open at 7 pm, so prepare yourself for an eventful night!

If you would like to join us tomorrow night in celebrating Tanenbaum’s work promoting justice and building respect for religious difference, be sure to click here for our Gala webpage with ticket and sponsorship info. I look forward to seeing you there!

With anticipation,

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum


 

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The Platinum Rule https://tanenbaum.org/blog/2021/06/platinum-rule/ Wed, 02 Jun 2021 19:42:36 +0000 https://tanenbaum.org/?p=19049 The following shared vision is on the Platinum Rule: “Treat others how they want to be treated”. As the Platinum Rule is a philosophical response to the Golden Rule, “treat others how you want to be treated,” we acknowledge that many traditions do not have the exact phrase above written verbatim in their sacred texts. […]

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The following shared vision is on the Platinum Rule: “Treat others how they want to be treated”. As the Platinum Rule is a philosophical response to the Golden Rule, “treat others how you want to be treated,” we acknowledge that many traditions do not have the exact phrase above written verbatim in their sacred texts. However, we also recognize that one of the key tenets of the Platinum Rule, empathy, is a major part of the moral codes of numerous religions around the world. With this in mind, we suggest reflecting upon empathy and the Platinum Rule in unison while viewing the quotes below, considering the switch in emphasis from you to they.

Click here to view and download a PDF of Tanenbaum’s latest Shared Visions:
The Platinum Rule: A Vision of Empathy

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The Platinum Rule: A Vision of Empathy

 


 

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Working Toward a Healthy Future https://tanenbaum.org/blog/2021/06/future/ Tue, 01 Jun 2021 19:32:42 +0000 https://tanenbaum.org/?p=19054 Our Health Care team has been busier than ever this year, working on several timely and informative resources exploring the role religion plays in providing quality medical care and in understanding our own health. Our team recently released a resource on vaccines and contemporary religious viewpoints. Vetted by religious and medical experts, this comprehensive pamphlet […]

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Our Health Care team has been busier than ever this year, working on several timely and informative resources exploring the role religion plays in providing quality medical care and in understanding our own health.

Our team recently released a resource on vaccines and contemporary religious viewpoints. Vetted by religious and medical experts, this comprehensive pamphlet examines religious beliefs and practices regarding vaccines, common misconceptions about vaccines, and offers information on current laws and requirements. Tanenbaum also provides recommendations and considerations for when you are deciding whether to get vaccinated.

Additionally, our team created a series of three learning modules on the role conscience plays in providing medical care. This online learning experience can be used to help students, health providers, and hospital administrations better understand how to navigate situations where conscience (either the patient’s or the providers) becomes integral to patient care. It’s also free!

Interested in learning more about how our Health Care program impacts others? Join us on June 3 for our 2021 Peace Made Possible Gala. Click here for our Gala webpage with ticket and sponsorship info.

With my warmest regards,

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum

 


 

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Speaking out against Antisemitism https://tanenbaum.org/blog/2021/05/speaking-out-against-antisemitism/ Fri, 28 May 2021 18:36:50 +0000 https://tanenbaum.org/?p=19041 Many resources exist on how individual people can respond to situations, comments, and acts based in prejudice and bias. Though many companies may intuitively seek to respond to situations of injustice, finding the first steps to do so can seem daunting. Tanenbaum has shared considerations, resources, and strategies of how to respond to antisemitism, from […]

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Many resources exist on how individual people can respond to situations, comments, and acts based in prejudice and bias. Though many companies may intuitively seek to respond to situations of injustice, finding the first steps to do so can seem daunting.

Tanenbaum has shared considerations, resources, and strategies of how to respond to antisemitism, from background and basics to integrating responses into longer-term strategies. Education and awareness are key, as are considerations for hosting and facilitating discussions where people may share their own lived experiences, fears and frustrations.

Please click here to download and share our new resource!

 


 

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Tanenbaum President & Founder, Georgette Bennett Named Forbes 50 Over 50 https://tanenbaum.org/blog/2021/05/georgette-bennett/ Thu, 27 May 2021 03:03:21 +0000 https://tanenbaum.org/?p=19030 Friends –  I am excited to announce that Tanenbaum’s President and Founder, Dr. Georgette Bennett, has been named one of Forbes Women 50over 50 for her promotion of human rights around the world! Georgette has been featured in the Forbes article Dr. Georgette Bennett And The Women Over 50 Fighting For Human Rights Around The World […]

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Friends – 

I am excited to announce that Tanenbaum’s President and Founder, Dr. Georgette Bennett, has been named one of Forbes Women 50over 50 for her promotion of human rights around the world!

Georgette has been featured in the Forbes article Dr. Georgette Bennett And The Women Over 50 Fighting For Human Rights Around The World and on MSNBC Morning Joe show The Women Over 50 Making a Difference in Foreign Policy.

As founder of both Tanenbaum and the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees, Georgette described in a recent podcast how she leans on her Jewish values when working to forge interfaith alliances. “This idea that every human being is made in the sacred image of God and worthy of infinite respect and dignity—it’s a foundation of all human rights.”

Dr. Bennett is also the inaugural recipient of Tanenbaum’s Visionary Award, given to those who exemplify the expansive vision for a more peaceful world. Dr. Bennett and her husband, Dr. Leonard Polonsky, serve as Co Chairs of Tanenbaum’s Peace Made Possible Gala to be held virtually on Thursday, June 3rd.

We applaud Georgette’s honor and remain grateful for her vision of Tanenbaum!

With my warmest regards,

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum


Photo Credit: Georgette Bennett, Ph.D., accepts the 2019–20 AARP Purpose Prize award, on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, in Washington, D..C. PAUL MORIGI/AP IMAGES FOR AARP PURPOSE PRIZE/ASSOCIATED PRESS


 

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This Just In! https://tanenbaum.org/blog/2021/05/this-just-in/ Wed, 26 May 2021 19:26:51 +0000 https://tanenbaum.org/?p=19025 Breaking news: Sandra Bookman, anchor at WABC-TV, has a special announcement about our 2021 Peace Made Possible Virtual Gala! After watching, remember to click here for our Gala webpage with ticket and sponsorship info. I look forward to seeing you there! With my warmest regards, Rev. Mark Fowler CEO, Tanenbaum    

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Breaking news: Sandra Bookman, anchor at WABC-TV, has a special announcement about our 2021 Peace Made Possible Virtual Gala! After watching, remember to click here for our Gala webpage with ticket and sponsorship info. I look forward to seeing you there!

With my warmest regards,

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum

 


 

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There will be laughter https://tanenbaum.org/blog/2021/05/laughter/ Mon, 24 May 2021 20:15:28 +0000 https://tanenbaum.org/?p=19015 Need another reason to join our 2021 Peace Made Possible Gala? Hear from special guest and comedian, Regina DeCicco, why our Peace Made Possible Gala is the hottest ticket in town! Click here for our Gala webpage with ticket and sponsorship info. I look forward to seeing you there! With my warmest regards, Rev. Mark Fowler CEO, Tanenbaum    

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Need another reason to join our 2021 Peace Made Possible Gala? Hear from special guest and comedian, Regina DeCicco, why our Peace Made Possible Gala is the hottest ticket in town!

Click here for our Gala webpage with ticket and sponsorship info. I look forward to seeing you there!

With my warmest regards,

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum

 


 

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Breaking News – Our newest honoree! https://tanenbaum.org/blog/2021/05/ramy-youssef-honoree/ Fri, 21 May 2021 16:42:26 +0000 https://tanenbaum.org/?p=19007 This just in … Ramy Youssef will be accepting our Les Crystal Media Bridge Builder award on June 3rd at our upcoming Gala! The award is presented to journalistic and media personalities whose work focuses public attention on issues of human rights and intergroup relations. Ramy Youssef is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and director […]

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This just in … Ramy Youssef will be accepting our Les Crystal Media Bridge Builder award on June 3rd at our upcoming Gala! The award is presented to journalistic and media personalities whose work focuses public attention on issues of human rights and intergroup relations.

Ramy Youssef is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and director known for his role as Ramy Hassan on the hit Hulu comedy series RamyRamy does a phenomenal job highlighting the struggles of a first-generation Muslim-Arab and the challenges of growing up in Western culture. Youssef won the 2019 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy and was nominated for several awards including two Primetime Emmys!

Please join me on June 3rd in honoring Ramy Youssef’s work at our 2021 Peace Made Possible Gala. Click here for our Gala webpage with ticket and sponsorship info. I look forward to seeing you there!

With my warmest regards,

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum


 

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A new way to support our Gala! https://tanenbaum.org/blog/2021/05/a-new-way/ Wed, 19 May 2021 23:53:26 +0000 https://tanenbaum.org/?p=19005   Don’t want to wait until the Gala to make a contribution? No problem! Our text-to-pledge is now up and running. Just text “GALA2021” to 855-429-1199. You’ll receive a text message asking you how much you would like to pledge. Simply put in the amount with your full name and email address. To complete the donation, […]

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Don’t want to wait until the Gala to make a contribution? No problem! Our text-to-pledge is now up and running. Just text “GALA2021” to 855-429-1199.

You’ll receive a text message asking you how much you would like to pledge. Simply put in the amount with your full name and email address. To complete the donation, follow the link and voila!

It only takes a moment, and every donation helps Tanenbaum achieve its mission of promoting justice and building respect for religious difference.

And you can still get your tickets for our 2021 Peace Made Possible Live Virtual Gala on June 3rd! Click here for our Gala webpage with ticket and sponsorship info.

See you in June,

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum


 

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