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Explore the diversity of religious beliefs within the United States, questions of religious freedom, and tensions surrounding the separation of church and state. Develop the skills to respond to bigotry based on religion. Whether discussing religious extremism or debating the school holiday calendar with administrators, our resources support informed conversations. Learn more about the benefits of teaching about religion and best practices for serving students of all faithsand no faith.

“If we as a nation want to understand how to relate to the rest of the globe, then we need to have a richer and deeper understanding of different cultures—including various religions.”

—Mark Chancey, from "In Good Faith" by Alice Pettway

Featured Resources:

Understanding and Countering Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Schools

Amid a rise in antisemitism and Islamophobia, we all need to help ensure young people’s right to an education free from bigotry in an inclusive and supportive environment.

Acclaimed Documentary ‘One Survivor Remembers’ Urges All to Never Forget

Survivor testimony provides a crucial way to learn about the Holocaust, understand the context, history and diversity of Jewish people, and address antisemitism in the world today.

‘Never Again’ Starts With Education

Mandating Holocaust education in U.S. public schools and simultaneously banning or censoring other “hard histories” is ineffective, disingenuous and further demonstrates the importance of teaching honest history.

A Matter of Life and Death

Two scholars make the case for teaching religious literacy.

Religion versus Equality?

The tension between religious refusal laws and LGBTQ rights poses a classic social studies dilemma.  

Extreme Prejudice Webinar

Join us and our friends from the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding for this one-hour webinar, and learn try-tomorrow strategies that can help you teach about extremism accurately, responsibly and safely.

(In)Visible Identity

Sikhs have been in the United States for more than 125 years, but our collective lack of knowledge about this religious group is leaving Sikh students vulnerable. 

In Good Faith

Teach students to value religious diversity—yes, it’s OK in public schools! 

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Learning for Justice in the South

When it comes to investing in racial justice in education, we believe that the South is the best place to start. If you’re an educator, parent or caregiver, or community member living and working in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana or Mississippi, we’ll mail you a free introductory package of our resources when you join our community and subscribe to our magazine.

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