Praying Coach Leads to Op-ed, Plus Events

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 the school district that it was wrong to punish the coach for his God-given right to pray. Who was right? Who was wrong? Read my Post article on the praying coach for my view. What’s your take? Feel free to email me and express your view.

Meanwhile, my book tour continues in the Boston area and will head out of state in 2016 when I travel to Tampa, Florida, for a talk and to Dallas. More events are in the works.

I just created a Storify — a roundup of tweets – to tell the story of one of my talks – a lecture for Boston College’s education school and its Boisi Center on Religion and American Public Life.┬áHere’s a link to the Storify.

Coming up next week:
Sunday, Nov. 15: 9:15 a.m. to approximately 10:45 a.m.: A conversation about religion and schools with me and Rabbi Howard Jaffe at Temple Isaiah of Lexington’s Brotherhood Breakfast. Find out more about the breakfast here.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m.: Reading, talk, at The Concord Bookshop, Main St., Concord.

Sunday, Dec. 6: 2:30 p.m. Limmud Boston talk. I’ll be one of many speakers giving a talk that day at an annual event that brings Boston’s Jewish community together for education and discussion. The event’s at Mishkan Tefila in Chestnut Hill.

I’ve just updated my events calendar on my website. To see the rest of events for 2015 and the start of the list for 2016, go to my website, www.faithedbook.com. Click on events.

I continue to go on NPR radio shows and be interviewed for magazines. You can find links to the latest ones on my site as well here.

Among recent highlights: Chatting with Steve Kraske of KCUR’s Up to Date show in Kansas City.

Stay tuned for more articles on religion & schools in weeks to come.

As always, thanks for reading!
Linda

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