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kevin-dowdKevin Dowd is a native of Worcester, Massachusetts, where he went to public schools and was the third of eight sons in the family of a police officer and a nurse. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard University and a master’s in religious education from the former Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry (IREPM) at Boston College. Currently, Kevin is a Ph.D. candidate in theology and education at Boston College in the School of Theology and Ministry. ​A member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Worcester, Kevin has most recently taught Confirmation classes to ninth graders, where he likes to define “RELIGION” as “Real Everyday Life In God’s Image Or Name.” He also teaches Catholic Social Teaching at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA as an adjunct professor in theology. Among his interests are addressing the problem of bullying in our schools, working on inter-faith dialogue to promote peace and understanding, and finding ways to help teachers and administrators feel comfortable with teaching about religion in the U.S. public schools in ways that are true to both the demands of a holistic education and the confines of the First Amendment. Kevin speaks at various conferences throughout the U.S. on many topics, including his popular, “Using the Bully Pulpit: A Christian Ministerial Response to the Violence of Bullying in our Schools.”

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