Exploring Islam as Flash Point in Schools, Religion Debates & Other Faith Ed News

booksonsaleGreetings to new and old subscribers! The launch of Faith Ed. is in full swing, and I’m enjoying the ride so far.

One of my latest articles stemming from Faith Ed has drawing a huge online following and impassioned commentary over at Religionandpolitics.org. It’s called “New Clash Over Religion in Schools: Communities Face Backlash on Lessons in Islam.” I’ll let you read the article and judge for yourself. The article draws from several chapters in Faith Ed. and a common theme: Most controversies today about religion in the schools relate to lessons or activities related to Islam, whether it was about a field trip, clothing, or a bulletin board display.

Events: Last night, I did a reading at Tewksbury Public Library in Tewksbury, Mass. I enjoyed meeting those in attendance. The questions were terrific and provocative. Next up: Participating in a q-and-a with an Atlanta Journal Constitution reporter at the Decatur Book Fest on Saturday, Sept. 5.  I will be speaking at 12:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Decatur Carreker Hall. I hope to see some of my Georgia friends there.

You can, as always, find the full list of my events on my website at this link. FYI, note the location change on the Sept. 17 event in Lexington, Mass. It will now be held at the Cary Library of Lexington’s Meeting Room. A rabbi, imam, and pastor will participate in a panel discussion after I give a short talk about the book.

Reviews, reviews, and more reviews: You can see the round of reviews, interviews, related to Faith Ed at this link. This includes the New York Times Review from last Sunday.

As always, thanks for reading!

Linda

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