IFWS and WFU Collaborate on World Religions Project

Interfaith Winston-Salem and the two sections of Dr. Leann Pace's Religion 101 class at Wake Forest University are exploring the possibility of proposing to the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools that a world religions curriculum be offered in local high schools.
         Under the leadership of Dr. Pace and participation by Interfaith Winston-Salem, the approximately 60 students now are preparing the process that will be needed to reach the point where a proposal could be made. The class will be reading “Faith Ed: Teaching About Religion in an Age of Intolerance” by NPR journalist Linda K. Wertheimer and writings by Dr. Stephen Prothero of Boston University. 
          Members of the class and other interested groups and individuals will be joining the Interfaith Winston-Salem Book Club for a discussion of Werthheimer's book at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 at Highland Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem.
          Wertheimer is an award-winning education writer and essayist. She was previously the education editor of the Boston Globe and a reporter at the Dallas Morning News and Orlando Sentinel. A graduate of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, she lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.