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Teaching World Religion In Public Schools

How do you teach religion in public schools without stirring up a hornet’s nest? It's not easy — but if we don’t do it, are we breeding more religious intolerance?

Guest:

  • Linda Wertheimer is an education writer and the author of Faith Ed: Teaching About Religion in an Age of Intolerance. She is the former education editor of the Boston Globe.
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