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

Top Pick April 7, 2016 Newton Free
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. 

+ More... - Less...
Fact Sheet
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hadassah Northeast
1320 Centre St
Newton, MA 02459
Organized By

CJP provides the above links concerning third-party events for your convenience only. CJP has no control over the content of the linked-to websites or events they describe, and accepts no responsibility for the websites, including any advertising or products or services on or available from such sites, or for any loss or damage that may arise from your attending, or registering to attend, the described events. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to below, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites and event attendance. CJP is not responsible or liable to you or any third party for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties. All statements and/or opinions expressed in the linked-to materials or at the described events, and all commentary, articles and other content provided at the third-party websites or at the events, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the persons or entities operating the linked-to websites and events. The inclusion of any link on this website does not imply that CJP endorses the described event, or the linked-to website or its operator. MORE

Filed Under:

More From...

More In...

More At...