Webcast of the Launch of the Textbook:
The Bible and Its Influence
Thursday, September 22, 2005
National Press Club
SCHOLARS AGREE ON THE
FIRST BIBLE TEXTBOOK HAILED FOR USE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Endorsed Across Ideological and Religious
Hailed Equally For Scholarship and Adherence
To First Amendment Parameters
Release of new, landmark Bible Literacy Project student
textbook, the first for academic study of the Bible in public
schools in nearly 30 years. The first to be reviewed by eminent
scholars, to meet First Amendment standards, and to establish a
broad coalition of support.
Chuck Stetson -- Chairman and founder, Bible
Cullen Schippe -- Textbook editor
Dr. Marie Wachlin -- Head of Teacher Training and Pilot
program, professor at Concordia University, Portland, and author of
The Bible Literacy Report: What do American teens need to know
and what do they know?
Dr. Leland Ryken - Clyde S.
Kilby Professor of English, Wheaton College, IL
Dr. Charles C.
Haynes - Senior scholar of the First Amendment Center
Stern - General counsel for the American Jewish Congress