A Michigan judge recently ordered a man who was found guilty of attacking two people he believed were Muslims to write a 10-page paper on the actual religion of his victims, Hinduism. While expressing doubt that the essay component of the man's punishment will have much effect on this individual, columnist Charles C. Haynes writes that he likes the idea of using education to combat religious intolerance. Unfortunately, he writes, most schools teach very little about world religions, citing only the Modesto, Calif., public-school district as having a required world-religions course.

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