World Religions Class Fosters Tolerance and Understanding

March 10, 2001

Source: St. Petersburg Times

On March 10, 2001, the St. Petersburg Times reported on a world religions class taught by Timothy "Coach" Falls at at Palm Harbor University High School in Florida. He decided to teach the course after he found that the students in a social studies class he was teaching "had a deep well of ignorance and prejudice for different cultures and religions around them... He felt the [world religions] class would foster tolerance, provide spiritual nourishment or strengthen students' ties to their own religions."