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. On this rebroadcast of today's To the Point, guest host Sara Terry explores the role that 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, homicides from to their lowest level in over 40 years, and the election crisis in Ivory Coast could mean renewed conflict in West Africa.

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



Sara Terry