News Roundup: War on Christmas?

A couple of big name retailers made an attempt at religiously-inclusive advertisements, only to be accused of partaking in the “War on Christmas.” Read the rest of this entry »


Friday News Roundup: Making peace and headlines too

This week, one of New York’s favorite electronics stores has been hit with discrimination lawsuit, a Muslim mayor is elected in a blue collar town and the Washington Post explores the heated topic of faith healing. Read the rest of this entry »

New Prize Recognizes Tanenbaum Peacemakers

The Fondation Chirac’s first Conflict Prevention Prize was awarded on November 6th to Imam Muhammad Ashafa and to Pastor James Wuye for their efforts in Nigeria. Just up today: you can watch videos, see pictures and download their speeches! Click here. Read the rest of this entry »

Friday News Roundup: A bit of all that

NEWSReligious diversity-wise, this was not the year’s most exciting week. We’ll get to Fort Hood later – there’s no escaping that – but until then, here’s what else has been going on in the world… Read the rest of this entry »

Charter of Compassion Launches Tomorrow!

A year ago last month, Karen Armstrong came to Tanenbaum’s office in New York with representatives of TED. She applauded our work and the work of hundreds of other organizations putting the Golden Rule into practice. As a winner of the TED prize, she explained, she wanted to help promote our efforts as part of a global conversation about compassion – an active, essential ingredient of every major religion.

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Friday News Roundup: Is going green the new religion?

NEWSThis week, the E.U. bans crosses in public schools and a U.K. court rules that a company is guilty of religious discrimination for violating an employee’s belief in climate change.

First: the crucifixes. In what remains one of Europe’s more religious countries (although still less so than the US), crosses can no longer be displayed in classrooms. The European Court of Human Rights ruled unanimously Tuesday that the display of crucifixes in Italian public schools violates religious and education freedoms (Associated Press reports). Read the rest of this entry »

Looking Back on a Fabulous Evening

From our EVP and CEO, Joyce Dubensky…


A program journal on a guest's seat.

Today I finally have a minute to catch my breath and to enjoy the memories of our annual Gala on Monday night. As always, it was so busy that I didn’t have time to really talk with all the friends who were there.

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