Teaching Tolerance: World Religions at Winthrop High School

Teaching tolerance requires building relationships and cultivating understanding between people of diverse ethnic and religious viewpoints. To that end, Winthrop High School, a small school in a working-class community just outside of Boston, will pilot a course titled Introduction to World Religions for the 2[phone redacted] school year. Within two weeks of the course announcement, almost 80 students signed up - a testament to our teens' eagerness to understand "the other." Unfortunately, the school has no money for textbooks or any other course necessities.

I am seeking $3,000 to purchase used copies of Living Religions by Mary Pat Fisher ($2100), bring in religious figures and scholars to share their unique worldviews, and take four trips to Boston-area houses of worship. I need to purchase the books before the end of August.

Please consider donating to the students of Winthrop. Your contribution will play a vital role in building a class and a generation of tolerant, compassionate young thinkers.

  • Scott 
    • $20 
    • 105 mos
  • Sara & Howard 
    • $36 
    • 106 mos
  • Uncle Jim and Aunt Shirley 
    • $100 
    • 106 mos
  • Kevin Gilmartin 
    • $50 
    • 106 mos
  • Auntie 
    • $100 
    • 106 mos
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