AGENT FOR PEACE

Brenda’s endeavors in community action and social mediation has proven her immense dedication to the betterment of our world. Taking a very hands-on approach, she partnered with Samia Moustapha Bahsoun to develop the Tectonic Leadership program, a unique effort that uses tension to transform relationships and bring people together. She inspires people to see the value and synergy that diversity and pluralism can bring to communities, helping to overcome ignorance, fear and hate. She doesn’t talk about building bridges, she’s in the trenches doing the work.

A WOMAN OF MANY FIRSTS

  • FIRST program to bring a Church, Mosque and Synagogue together in America. Reuniting the Children of Abraham multi media peace project was featured on CBS (March, 2005) on how it is possible to utilize the creative arts for social healing; over 100 presentations times across America, Canada, Israel and Jordan.
  • FIRST to build bridges between Jews and Muslims with books. Four metro Detroit mosques received mini Jewish libraries.

  • FIRST Jewish woman to deliver a sermon at a mosque (the Islamic House of Wisdom) in America.(2002)

  • FIRST to inspire 30 women from 7 different faiths to publish personal stories of reaching across divides: The WISDOM of women creating alliances for peace.

  • FIRST Jewish person and FIRST women to be honored by the Michigan Muslim Council.

  • FIRST Jewish person to be honored by the Arab Anti Discrimination ADC Council.

  • FIRST week-long workshop connecting Christian, Muslim and Jewish students from four Michigan Universities to learn how it is possible to have cool conversations on the hot topic of the Middle east conflict, in partnership with Samia Moustapha Bahsoun.(2011)

  • FIRST campus workshop at Northwood University, Midland Michigan on how to harness the power of campus tension surrounding roommate and sexual harassment issues in partnership with Samia Moustapha Bahsoun.(2018)

  • FIRST model program in Roseville, Michigan, to bring law enforcement and community together using the tension that once divided them: Hate 2 Hope. (2016)

  • FIRST to initiate a leadership workshop for diversity and sensitivity trainers at the Brightmore Church in Novi Michigan.Transforming racial tensions by creating a new communication platform.(2017)

  • FIRST to launch art treasures from an American museum as wall murals. In partnership with Detroit Institute of Arts, and Detroit Wallpaper Co.(summer 2018)

Brenda serves as an advisor to the FBI’s Multi Cultural Advisory Committee (MCAC), Advocates Leaders to build Police and Community Trust (ALPACT), Sheriff Bouchard (SAC) Special Advisory Council for Oakland County, and the Detroit Institute of Arts gift shop, and is the Jewish liaison to Interfaith Girl Scouts of South Eastern Michigan.

Brenda’s ground breaking efforts have been recognized with over 18 awards from groups as diverse as her efforts.

TECTONIC LEADERSHIP

 

When the Middle East crisis escalated in 2009, Brenda turned to her friend and teacher Debbie Ford and asked “did she know an Arab she could partner with in healing the Middle East conflict? Debbie introduced Brenda to Samia Bahsoun; for the past ten years Samia and Brenda have worked together to create a program for developing a new kind of leadership; TECTONIC LEADERSHIP. Tectonic programs have the power to open dialogues and build sustainable relationships in the face of bias, racism, religious divides, police and community relations, sexual harassment, and more.

HARNESSING THE POWER OF TENSION

AROUND SEXUAL HARASSMENT

BETWEEN POLICE & COMMUNITY

AROUND THE MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT

TECTONIC LEADERSHIP PROGRAM:
OPENING DIALOGUES TO COMBAT SEXUAL HARASSMENT

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TECTONIC LEADERSHIP PROGRAM:
MIDDLE-EAST CONFLICT & RELIGIOUS DIVIDES

Sermons

In The News

Front Page News

Videos



REUNITING THE CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM:

A TOOLKIT FOR PEACE

“Reuniting the Children of Abraham” brings together congregations of Christians, Muslims and Jews, both adults and teens to see the 4 step healing process in the documentary and then engage in interactive dialogue. RTCOA provides the opportunity for audiences to experience how reconciliation and peace are possible. RTCOA has been featured as a CBS network special in over 100 markets and on the National Muslim TV network Bridges, as well as being featured in numerous articles and the front page story in Detroit, and Duluth newspapers.

BRIDGE BUILDING IMAGERY PROJECT

PHOTOS THAT SPEAK MESSAGES OF PEACE & FRIENDSHIP

Brenda Rosenberg combines her love of travel, her passion to capture beauty, and determination to heal conflicts through the lens of her camera. Her travels have taken her to every continent, photographing baby harp seals and polar bears in the Arctic circle, penguins in Antarctica, leopards, gorillas, elephants, rhinos and lions in Africa, and pandas in China.
Brenda has captured thousands of emotive moments from nature to inspire others to visualize the possibilities of making the world a better place. Her images serve as an inspiration to help others take their own photographs with messages of reconciliation, peace, and friendship.

Soar Above Differences

May the Sun Never Set on Our Efforts

Always Offer a Helping Hand

Learn to Dance Without Stepping on Toes

Envision Peace

We May Not Always See Eye to Eye but We Must Keep Talking

You Don’t Have to be Wrong for Me to Be Right

No One is Born Hating

Dialogue… Dialogue… Dialogue

See the Beauty in Everyone

Reach Out… Make a New Friend

We Need to Care for Each Other