About the blogger

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.”

  • John D Peirce
    Posted at 10:30h, 06 August

    Heard your comments on the Spirituality of Imperfection at the Atlanta Catechist Conference. The were simply exceptional, something educators of all stripes should hear. I’ll check your Blog, if I can find them in written form I’ll pass them along to my daughter who is Chairman of the Decatur School Board here in Atlanta.

    I left feeling like the Church is in good hands.

    • Kevin Dowd
      Posted at 15:38h, 06 August

      Thanks, John. What a pleasure it was to speak in Atlanta (and to catch a Braves game at the new stadium afterwards). Let’s all continue to spead “The Gospel of Joy” and know that the Church is indeed in good hands always, by the grace of God!
      Peace always,