Faith Ed Book Review, Interview Round-up

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Here are links to book reviews, when available online, and interviews:

Jewish Book Council review.

Boston Globe review by Kate Tuttle.

Wichita Eagle Review by former religion editor Tom Schaefer.

New York Times Sunday Book Review by Naomi Schaefer Reilly.

 Religion & Education has reviewed Faith Ed. and given it a nod in a foreword, too. Many thanks to the journal editor Mike Waggoner and reviewer Nicholas Piediscalzi. Here’s a snippet from the review, which also included Dr. Piediscalzi’s wonderful insight about … Continue reading

Weighing in on Anti-Semitic chants, Brussels & More

Once again, recent terrorist attacks highlight the need for more education about religion, so do events closer to home. Read the latest Faith Ed. newsletter to find out more & keep up with events. Continue reading

Can Online Courses Bridge Religious Differences?

The latest Faith Ed. newsletter previews a little of Harvard’s new online religious literacy course project and includes some book news, such as a review by Religion & Education. Continue reading

Chautauqua-bound as Writer-in-Residence & Other Faith Ed. News

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I’m thrilled to announce that I will be a prose writer-in-residence this summer at the Chautauqua Writers’ Center in New York State from Aug. 6-13. My part includes giving a short reading on Sunday, Aug. 7, and a 30-minute lecture on Friday, Aug. 12. During the week, I will teach a daily workshop, Writing Provocative Stories About Religion. Students will analyze essays, op-eds, and other pieces with religion at the focus and try their hand at a story of their own.

My lecture … Continue reading

Faith Ed. Makes Radio Boston’s 2015 Best Books for Holiday Gifts

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Greetings, all. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Molid & Happy New Year, depending on which holiday you might be celebrating this time of year. Pictured above: My co-panelists at my Dec. 6 talk at Sacred Heart Church in Lexington before roughly 200 people. After I gave a talk, Imam Taymullah Abdur-Rahman, also Harvard University’s Muslim chaplain, and Monsignor Paul V. Garrity  and I spoke together about the prickly issue of teaching about religions in public schools.

Faith Ed. Makes Best Gifts List: Many thanks to author … Continue reading