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A peek at CPAC; new planets; Jewish refugee action – Next State of Belief!

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

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference has just ended in Washington, DC. People for the American Way Senior Fellow Peter Montgomery was there, and we’ll get his first-person report of the strange goings-on he witnessed.

Also, NASA has discovered exoplanets that seem similar to earth. We’ll get a take on how significant this news is from Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, an astrophysicist and director of the Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

And activism on behalf of beleaguered refugees: Welton will talk with Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, Vice President for Community Engagement at HIAS, a leading Jewish refugee aid organization.

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A Dystrumpian Vision; Let him be Frank; An Interfaith Update – Next State of Belief!

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

Are worries about new threats to LGBTQ rights overblown? We’ll ask Political Research Associates Senior Fellow Fred Clarkson. His recent article on the subject is headlined, A Dystrumpian Vision for LGBTQ People.

Also, with a family history at the very pinnacle of evangelical Christian leadership in this country, best-selling author Frank Schaeffer has devoted his life to undoing some of the damage he now believes is being done in the name of Jesus Christ. A recent documentary on his life is titled, Let Me Be Frank: The traitorous turnabout of an evangelical heir apparent.

And a response to the first week of the new administration from Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance.

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A Moral March; Rumi’s Secret; “Politics in drag” – Next State of Belief!

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

Jennifer Butler, CEO of the organization Faith in Public Life, which spearheaded the interfaith march to Capitol Hill to sound the alarm about some of the incoming administration’s cabinet picks… We’ll discuss what progressive moral activism is likely to look like going forward.

Also, some of the greatest writing on love and being human was done during some of the most violent times in history. I’ll talk with Brad Gooch, author of the brand new book RUMI’S SECRET: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love.

And, Rabbi Irwin Kula on the unholy alliance of political religious conservatives swarming around the new president and his administration – and the direct risks that poses to our democracy itself when religion becomes little more than what he calls politics in drag.

 

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