Interfaith Classes Look at Hot-Button Issues

September 1, 2007


Source: Toledo Blade

After 33 years as a college English professor, Tom Klein decided to retire from Bowling Green State University.

But that didn't mean he wasn't going to continue teaching - or learning.

The 65-year-old professor emeritus spent a year with a traveling educational program called Semester at Sea, sailing around the globe teaching literature to a multicultural group of 700 students.

The veteran professor learned a few lessons himself along the way.

"Meeting people of all faiths, seeing the harmony and the discord, I saw how religion is the linchpin of most people's lives," Mr. Klein said in an interview this week.