Happy New Year! Faith Ed. has now been out in the world for five months, and it’s been fascinating to speak to audiences of many faiths at churches, temples, bookstores, universities, and other venues. Many more events are in store for 2016. I’ll highlight just a few in today’s newsletter.
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. is meant to take the conversation forward on religion and schools in America, but sometimes, I can’t help weighing in on the battle that has always divided us. What is prayer’s role in the schools?
The story of a football coach thinking it was his personal right to pray in the middle of the field right after each game set me off a little bit. But what really prompted me to write an op-ed for The Washington Post’s Acts of Faith blog was the interference of 47 lawmakers. They wrote … Continue reading →
Greetings to new and old subscribers! The photo you’re seeing is me from this past weekend’s Decatur Book Festival. I’m standing in the sales tent for Eagle Eye Books of Decatur about an hour before my talk to a crowd of 200. As fun as it was to see a huge pile of my books in one place, it was even nicer to see people buying ’em after my talk.