Marisa Fasciano is an Education Program Associate at the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding. She earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 1992 and worked for numerous years as a social science researcher, evaluating the effectiveness of large-scale education, health, and welfare programs. Since earning her Master of Social Work from Adelphi University in 2006, she specializes in diversity and peace education.

Articles by Marisa

Extreme Prejudice

The “whys” and “hows” of teaching about religious radicalism.

Agree to (Respectfully) Disagree

How to teach students to respectfully engage with peers of differing religious belief systems.

Believe It or Not

Four ways to include religiously unaffiliated students in classroom content about religion.

Can I Say That? Can I Wear That?

How much can teachers disclose about their personal religious and nonreligious beliefs to students?

Is Silence Golden? Giving Students a Choice in Matters of Faith

Do moments of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance infringe on students’ rights? Tanenbaum and Teaching Tolerance revisit this and other important questions through a set of blog posts based on our ongoing webinar series Religious Diversity in the Classroom.
Abolitionists William Still, Sojourner Truth, William Loyd Garrison, unidentified male and female slaves, and Black Union soldiers in front of American flag

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