Interfaith Encounters

The Future of Religion: Linda Wertheimer and Faith Ed

Episode Summary

Linda K. Wertheimer, a veteran journalist and former education editor of The Boston Globe, is the author of the award-winning book, Faith Ed, Teaching about Religion in an Age of Intolerance. Faith Ed as well as excerpts from the book have won awards from the Religion News Association and the Education Writers Association. Linda currently is a Spencer Fellow in Education Journalism at Columbia University. She has given hundreds of talks about schools' efforts to teach about the world religions and the experiences of religious minorities in the nation's schools. In summer 2021, she gave an interfaith lecture for Chautauqua Institution. Her more than 30-year print journalism career includes reporting on education at The Dallas Morning News. More recently, her work has been published in The Washington Post and the Boston Globe Magazine.