In Overcoming Religious Illiteracy, Harvard professor and former Phillips Academy teacher Diane L. Moore argues that though the United States is one of the most religiously diverse nations in the world, the vast majority of citizens are woefully ignorant about religion itself and the basic tenets of the world's major religious traditions. The consequences of this religious illiteracy are profound and include fueling the culture wars, curtailing historical understanding and promoting religious and racial bigotry. In this volume, Moore combines theory with practice to articulate how to incorporate the study of religion into the schools in ways that will invigorate classrooms and enhance democratic discourse in the public sphere.
Gay marriage has been a recent subject of divisive legal, political, and theological debate. This documentary explores how one faith engages with the issue of gay marriage and shows a diverse range of views challenging commonly held assumptions about what Mormons believe. Note: this video was filmed before the Supreme Court ruling in the Spring of 2015 declaring the legality of same-sex marriage.
Despite Vatican opposition to abortion and most forms of birth control, lay Catholics hold many positions on abortion. They understand the issue not only in terms of morals and theology, but also of politics, culture, and human rights. This documentary focuses on lay Roman Catholics in the Northeast region of the United States. It aims to show a wide range of Catholic views challenging common assumptions about Catholicism and abortion. Click here to view the 13 minute video.