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Teaching Religion in Public Schools

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One of the biggest costs of America's wars over religion is ignorance. Polls show that many Americans know little about the world's major religions, including their own. What role does the study of religion play in schools? Do the media have a responsibility to do more in-depth reporting on religion as a way to better understand the role that religious beliefs play in conflicts and foreign policy? Also, a Moscow tycoon is convicted of embezzlement, and one month on, the election crisis in Ivory Coast could mean renewed conflict in West Africa.. Sara Terry guest hosts.

Banner image of Students at Harry S. Truman Elementary School in Allentown, Pennsylvania: Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Office Max

Credits

Host:
Sara Terry

Producers:
Darrell Satzman, Katie Cooper