Linda K. Wertheimer is the award-winning author of Faith Ed: Teaching About Religion in an Age of Intolerance. Wertheimer, a former education editor of The Boston Globe, has written about education for roughly 25 years, including as a reporter at The Dallas Morning News and The Orlando Sentinel. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, TIME, The Atlantic, and other publications. Faith Ed in 2016 won second place in the Religion News Association nonfiction religion book contest and a related article also won an award from the Education Writers Association. She gives workshops to educators on teaching about religion and has taught a webinar for NCSS. She has appeared on several NPR radio shows, including KERA’s Think in Dallas; Radio Boston; and LA’s Air Talk, as well a nationally televised program on CBS about religion and democracy.
Ms. Wertheimer's appearance is generously sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves.
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