In January, 2009, Katherine Stewart learned that the Santa Barbara public elementary school her children attended had added a Bible study class called the “Good News Club” to its after school program.
Stewart’s curiosity turned to concern as she discovered that the unstated purpose of the club, which is sponsored by the Child Evangelism Fellowship, is to convey the impression to its young members and their schoolmates that their school favors a particular form of the Christian religion.
In The Good News Club, Stewart sets out on an investigative journey to uncover the effect the Good News Clubs and similar initiatives have on our schools, children, and communities.
Read more about here book on her web site http://www.thegoodnewsclub.com or download a PDF press release (http://www.capefearhumanists.com/downloads/GoodNewsClubPressRelease.pdf) with critical acclaim from Richard Dawkins and others.
Katherine Stewart was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She started her career in journalism working for investigative reporter Wayne Barrett at The Village Voice and freelanced for Newsweek International, Rolling Stone, Marie Claire and others. She cowrote the book about the musical Rent and, after moving to Santa Barbara in 2005, published two novels about 21st century parenting. Most recently she has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, the Daily Beast, Bloomberg View, and Religion Dispatches. She lives with her family in New York City. Be sure to follow Katherine on Twitter. (https://twitter.com/#%21/kathsstewart)
We will have copies of her book available for purchase at the meeting.
As always, we will go to dinner at a nearby restaurant after the meeting.
Childcare: SHL is offering childcare for this meeting. The cost is $5 per family for non-dues-paying members and FREE for dues-paying members. Pre-registration is required. To register your child(ren), please email the name(s) and age(s) to [masked] .