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Nuns’ Presidential Bigotry Watch; Best Democracy Money Can Buy; Concert to End Gun Violence – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio –

Do you think it’s high time for some voices of moral leadership to weigh in on the divisive, hateful rhetoric we’ve been enduring in the political campaign? Good! NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice is doing just that, and Executive Director Sister Simone Campbell will be with us to unveil the Presidential Bigotry Watch project.

Also, a compelling new film from voting rights advocate Greg Palast opened this week. You’ll hear about The Best Democracy Money Can Buy – the movie. Greg’s book of the same name has been re-released in a completely updated version, as well.

And a nationwide demand for gun safety – set to music. Menachem Creditor, founder of Rabbis Against Gun Violence, will be here to tell us about the all-star Concert Across America to End Gun Violence on September 25th.

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Murder of an Imam; A New Baptist Covenant; Donald and the Dominionists – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio –

An Imam and his aide are brutally murdered in Queens, New York. We’ll hear about the impact on those who knew Alauddin Akonjee and his assistant Thara Miah – and the entire community – from Kobir Chowdhury, President of the nearby Masjid Al-Aman mosque.

Also, as racial tensions continue to simmer in many parts of the country, an ambitious initiative – launched by President Jimmy Carter – is bringing faith communities together across lines of race. We’ll talk with two pastors who are taking the lead in the New Baptist Covenant: Rev. Trey Lyons from Park Ave Baptist Church and Rev. Michael Wortham from Ebenezer Baptist Church, both in Atlanta, GA.

And Donald and the Dominionists: what exactly was that fringe conservative Christian group that attracted Donald Trump and Marco Rubio to their Rediscovering God in America event in Florida? We’ll ask Fred Clarkson, Senior Fellow at Political Research Associates.

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State of Belief covers the Republican National Convention!

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Well, we didn’t get credentials from the Republican National Committee to cover the GOP Convention in Cleveland. Too bad… We had plans to have the Rev. Welton Gaddy, host of State of Belief Radio and President Emeritus of Interfaith Alliance rush the convention stage on Sunday for an impromptu comedy routine… (instead, we had to leave those shenanigans to Stephen Colbert.)

But we are providing daily coverage of the convention with guests from both sides of the aisle. And we will be on the ground in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention next week. Stay tuned!