“Linda’s work is more needed than ever. I’ve shared the podium with her and I’ve witnessed her transform a room. Her down-to-earth style allows for participants to engage with sensitive subject-matter in deep and reflective ways. She is one of only a handful of gifted writers who is able to transfer her ideas from paper to presentation with enthusiasm, passion and expertise.” Taymullah Abdur-Rahman, Former Harvard Chaplain

“Author Linda K. Wertheimer and Faith Ed were the centerpiece for a fascinating panel in Dallas Reading,  Writing and Religion?  Faith Ed addresses issues of religious intolerance, and teaching about religion to create a more a tolerant society, in a very accessible way.   Wertheimer and local religion experts engaged each other and the audience in a lively, important and timely conversation!” – Rachelle Weiss Crane, BookFest director, JCC Dallas.

“Author, journalist, Linda K Wertheimer is an important voice at this time for those of us in education who work for social justice and welcoming school cultures and communities.  Linda’s voice and particularly her compelling and important book, Faith Ed,Teaching Religion in an Age of Intolerance, provides us with examples of both the challenge of religious intolerance but also the promise  of welcoming differences as a way to enrich our  ourselves and our school communities.  Linda has been a critical presence at our forums and workshops. She is thoughtful and engaging and provokes us to think deeply about these issues that are so key in these challenging times.” – Fran Colletti, Executive Director, Facing History and Ourselves New England


Book Linda now for workshops and in-person talks (pandemic permitting) in 2022. Linda gives solo talks as a conference keynoter; participates in interfaith panel discussions; and conducts training workshops for educators on how to teach about religion & avoid controversy; and frequently gives talks to adult education groups at houses of worship. She also is available to speak at book clubs. In recent years, she has spoken at the Chautauqua Institution, Harvard Divinity School; Northwestern University; Boston College; Merrimack College; the National Council of the Social Studies annual conference; numerous temples and churches; the Dallas Jewish Community Center; Facing History & Ourselves in Brookline, Mass.; Decatur Book Festival in Georgia and the Boston Book Festival.

What can Linda Do For Your Group:

She can give a keynote address for large audiences; give a lunch and learn talk for any organization or company about religious bigotry and how to prevent it; teach a workshop to educators on teaching about religion and avoiding stepping over the line on church/state issues; do an interactive session for middle school and high school students on topics related to Faith Ed.  She can tailor her talk to your needs.

See Linda’s speaking flyer here. Hear Linda speaking on WBUR’s Radio Boston here.


Contact Linda directly to inquire about speaking fees. Email:

Publicity materials available from publicist Caitlin Meyer at Beacon Press at

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