About Tanenbaum

The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding provides practical programs to prevent the growing problem of verbal and physical conflict based on religion. We are a non-sectarian not-for-profit that works in schools, workplaces and in areas of armed conflict.

education: Children don’t begin life filled with fear, hatred and negative stereotypes,
but attitudes form early. We train educators to prepare students to thrive in a multicultural, multi-religious society by providing training and cutting-edge multicultural curricula.

workplace: Religion in the workplace can be tricky. That’s why we work with corporations and institutions to create religiously inclusive policies and practices. We train service providers in healthcare and other settings to work with religiously diverse communities.

conflict resolution: Sick of headlines about religion fueling wars? We identify, train and promote religious peacemakers from far and near — so that they are even more effective in areas of armed conflict.

special programs: Religion has been — and still is — used to justify bigotry and hate. Tanenbaum is known for its conferences and publications on the religious roots of prejudice.

Learn more about us at http://www.tanenbaum.org.


2 Responses to “About Tanenbaum”

  1. Bill Drewes Says:

    I’m interested in learning about your views, programs, initiatives etc. etc. in combating ageism in the workplace and society as a whole. As a victim of age discrimination and a member of the “retiring” boomer generation, I and millions like me view ageism as the next civil rights movement.

  2. Tanenbaum Says:

    @ Bill: Thanks for reading! Your concern is a very real one, and the movement to combat ageism will continue to grow. Our work is specifically through the lens of religion, although age is implicated in our work – often, people become more religious as they age, necessitating religious accommodations in the workplace.

    I know that’s not your focus. Unfortunately, ageism in the workplace isn’t ours. We certainly oppose it and support all initiative that enhance inclusion of all employees, regardless of religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or any other identity. I do hope you’ll keep reading, though; there may be some overlap between the tools we use and tools that might be useful in combating ageism.

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