Hadassah Spotlights Religion in Public Schools with “Faith Ed” Author Linda K. Wertheimer

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Linda K. Wertheimer
Linda K. Wertheimer

Hadassah Northeast invites members and friends to a 2016 Author Series presentation featuring the narrative non-fiction book, Faith Ed.: Teaching About Religion In An Age of Intolerance with author and past Boston Globe Education Editor Linda K. Wertheimer. Wertheimer will lead an intimate discussion around the debate over religion in the public schools.

 She will discuss her fascinating investigation that reveals a public education system struggling to find the right path forward and offers a promising roadmap for raising a new generation of religiously literate Americans. Wertheimer highlights the difference between teaching about religion and teaching religion and raises the question of whether it is possible to be truly tolerant of others if you know nothing about their customs, beliefs, and ceremonies. Faith Ed. stems from a Boston Globe Magazine cover story she wrote about Wellesley Middle School’s challenges after it faced controversy for taking children on a field trip to a mosque. 

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Thursday, April 7, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hadassah Northeast
1320 Centre St
Newton, MA 02459
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