Tag Archives: teaching religion in America

New Series: Resources for Teaching About Religion, Violence, and Human Rights

To keep “Wayne Street Soul” alive during the academic year, I’m launching a new series of posts on my teaching. I’ve had such an exciting set of conversations with students this spring in seminars on human rights, the Holocaust, and … Continue reading

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A Nightmare in Charleston

I woke up this morning to the horrific news from Charleston. It would be difficult, and perhaps misguided, to rank the most important churches in U.S. history, but if I were to do it, the Charleston AME church targeted yesterday … Continue reading

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9/11 Memorials

My class on religion in America begins on the eve of September 11th. That first day, we will watch excerpts of the September 23, 2001 multi-faith “Prayer for America” service at Yankee Stadium, with Oprah Winfrey presiding. You can see … Continue reading

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