Faith Ed: Teaching About Religion in an Age of Intolerance

TUE, AUG 18, 2015 (40:53)

A look at the debate over religion in public schools—and how to best teach children religious literacy and tolerance. Veteran education journalist Linda K. Wertheimer has traveled the nation listening to all sides of the controversy surrounding the teaching of religion in public schools, interviewing clergy, teachers, children, and parents who are Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Sikh, and atheist.

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Linda K. Wertheimer is the author of Faith Ed, Teaching About Religion In An Age of Intolerance (Beacon Press, August 2015). A veteran journalist, she is the former education editor of The Boston Globe. She teaches writing at Grub Street in Boston and also has taught journalism part-time at Boston University. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and son.

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