Religion & Education Collaborative Presentation

"Teaching about Religion" -- A Documentary Film

Allison Walsh

March 24, 2020

Summary of Presentation —

Allison Walsh discussed her documentary film project looking at a high school world religions class in Illinois. 

For more information on the film: https://www.teachingaboutreligiondoc.com/ 

Note: Because this presentation included discussion of a project that is not yet ready for public viewing, it was not recorded. Please contact Allison if you would like to learn more about the project. 

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