Pennsylvania: Lebanon School District teachers sent to mosque to learn Islam

Mohamed Omar, former Lebanon Valley Mosque president and former teacher’s aid in the Lebanon School District, speaks to Lebanon School District staff at the Lebanon Valley Mosque on Monday, June 8, 2015

With its large Hispanic population, teaching children from different cultures is nothing new for Lebanon School District’s teachers.

But with the added dimension of religion, teaching children from Arabic nations whose families practice Islam provides a different sort of challenge.

To bridge that cultural divide, about 50 district staff members attended an in-service workshop on Monday that included a trip to the Lebanon Valley Mosque. While there they learned about the practice of Islam, watched an afternoon Muslim prayer service and where treated to a lunch of Moroccan cuisine…

  • Maggat

    Sitting on the floor is not my forte, I’ll pass.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Attended or compelled?

  • roccolore

    Liberals support integration of mosque and state.

  • ntt1

    did any teachers sign up for genital mutilation or agree to wear the death shroud?

  • Hard Little Machine

    I would so so drunk and eating bacon.

  • WalterBannon

    every one of those “teachers” should be fired

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    ” … treated to a lunch of Moroccan cuisine”
    At the end of which, a suicide bomber blew herself up. Welcome to Islam!