Faith Ed, Teaching about Religion in an Age of Intolerance

Linda K. Wertheimer (BSJ86, MSJ86)

Faith Ed, Teaching about Religion in an Age of Intolerance, gives an intimate cross-country look at the ongoing debate over how to handle religion in the schools. Veteran education journalist Linda K. Wertheimer traveled to communities around the nation, listening to voices on all sides of controversies over teaching about religion, including those of clergy, teachers, children, and parents who are Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Sikh, or atheist. Her investigation, which includes a return to her rural Ohio school system, which once ran weekly Christian Bible classes, 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.