Linda K. Wertheimer, a veteran journalist and former Boston Globe
education editor, is the award-winning author of Faith Ed, Teaching About Religion In An Age of Intolerance
. The book chronicles the efforts in public schools to teach about the world's religions in several regions of the country, and stems from a Boston Globe Magazine
cover story she wrote about the challenges at Wellesley Middle School after it faced controversy for taking students on a field trip to a mosque. During her nearly 30-year journalism career, she was a reporter at The Dallas Morning News
and The Orlando Sentinel
, as well as for other publications. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post
, The New York Times
, The Boston Globe Magazine
, USA Today
, and TIME. In 2016, Faith Ed
won second place in the Religion News Association nonfiction religion book contest. She has also won awards for her writing from the Educational Writers Association and other organizations.
Ms. Wertheimer's appearance is generously sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves.