Tanenbaum is doing a great job in educating about religious diversity in the schools and workplace. As someone formerly associated with the United Nations, I know they are well-known around the world for their work.
During an extended period of time Tanenbaum worked closely with the teachers, students, parents and school administrators to address religious diversity in the school community. By implementing components of the highly effective " Religions in My Neiborhood" curriculum we learned to turn statements into questions and to develop a culture of respect and appreciation for religious differences. The Tanenbaum staff who provided the workshops and numerous hours of conversation in support of the on-going work were exceptionally knowledgable and caring individuals. We would have welcomed many more hours of contact with them.
I have been involved with the Tanenbaum Center for more than 10 years as one of their recipients of the Peacemaker in Action Award. They have helped us establish an excellent network of peacemakers who are from multiple religious traditions. From the Board to staff to volunteers I have been extremely impressed with their dedication, passion, transparency, and expertise. It is only due to their labor that we are able to have a network of religiously motivated peacemakers around the world who regularly have informed, challenging and inspiring conference calls so that we can encourage one another in our efforts for peace. The fact that peacemakers who receive this award stay connected year after year is a great tribute to Tannenbaum and the value they add to our lives and work.
It is my privilege to partner with Tanenbaum on several occasions to facilitate workplace sessions to increase the Understanding of the Impact of Culture and Religion in the Workplace across the Asia Pacific region. Tanenbaum’s resources are outstanding – thought provoking, relevant and do not demonstrate a religious agenda. They have exceptional leadership and I thoroughly enjoy partnering with them. The Tanenbaum team is authentic and approachable which enables a tough subject matter to be accessible given their depth and breadth of the subject matter, concise and mindful language. While passionate, leaders at Tanenbaum advocate only for mutual respect that bridges religious difference. A top class organization that deserves attention! Tracy Ann, Founder and Principal Consultant, TAC Global
My involvement with the Tanenbaum Center is primarily as a member of its PEACEMAKER IN ACTION network, a group of religiously motivated peace activists from many countries who are living out their faith as bridgebuilders and healers in conflict zones where religion is a factor in the intercommunal strife.
Tanenbaum is unique in the conflict transformation field in sponsoring this network and keeping the members in regular contact with one another. The ongoing relationships, as well as biennial retreats, provide encouragement and practical wisdom to the members of the network. I traveled to Nigeria in December, 2010, as part of a three-person interfaith delegation, sponsored by Tanenbaum, which enabled the entire network to support our Nigerian colleagues, who are working diligently and courageously to heal the bloody conflict between Christians and Muslims there.
I have never seen an organization the size of Tanenbaum tackle conflicts and create actual change in the world to the extent that they do. Having worked with them, I know from experience the lives that they have touched domestically and across the globe. Religious prejudice is a crisis that the world has known for thousands of years, but with the training and support systems Tanenbaum provides, there is a beacon of hope for those unfortunate enough to experience religious persecution
The Tanenbaum Center's work on behalf of religious tolerance and basic education and acceptance of religions around the world is inspiring and truly an effort to make the world a better, more accepting place.
Aside from the organization's good work, its members are truly kind and caring people -- and that really makes a difference.
Anyone who works with the organization or even takes a moment to learn more through its website and educational handouts will be impacted by its consistent efforts towards true, positive change worldwide.