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Taking on Trump and Rushdoony; Remembering Julian Bond – Next State of Belief!

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Donald Trump. His support keeps growing, no matter what crazy thing he says in public. We’ll get unique analysis of why – and of what’s next – from one of America’s leading linguists, Professor George Lakoff. He’s just founded Reframe America, a new training organization dedicated to changing the public debate from conservative to progressive.

Also, remembering civil rights hero, the late Julian Bond. Welton will talk with his longtime friend and fellow activist, the Rev. Dr. Amos C. Brown, president of the San Francisco branch of the NAACP.

And an incisive new book that’s been 30 years in the making uncovers the history and the influence of the Christian Reconstruction Movement in this country. You’ll hear from the author of Building God’s Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstruction, Dr. Julie Ingersoll.

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Ferguson and Faith; God and Government; American Gospel; Violence in Israel – Next State of Belief!

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It’s been one year since Ferguson. What progress have we made on the race and justice front? We’ll ask the Rev. Leah Gunning Francis. Her new book is titled, Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community.

Also, the Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, has a new memoir out. He’ll be with us to discuss God and Government: Twenty-Five Years of Fighting for Equality, Secularism and Freedom of Conscience.

And we’ll kick off the lead-up to the 10th anniversary of State of Belief with a conversation Welton had in 2006 with Pulitzer Prize Winner Jon Meacham about his book American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation.

Plus, a guest commentary on recent extremist violence in Israel from Interfaith Alliance Executive Director Rabbi Jack Moline.

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Preaching Politics; New Lows in Campaigning; Rights vs. Rights – Next State of Belief!

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Desperate presidential candidates say the most outrageous things. How does that damage not just politics, but our public discourse in general? We’ll look at new lows in campaign rhetoric with George Washington University’s Greg Lebel.

Also, the delicate balance between long-overdue rights for LGBT Americans and the religious convictions of some of their neighbors. Welton Gaddy will talk with The Atlantic Magazine’s Emma Green. She’s the author of a column headlined Gay Rights May Come at the Cost of Religious Freedom.

And some of the most important issues of our day are inherently political. How can faith leaders responsibly those issues without compromising their integrity? We’ll get insights from Rabbi Jill Jacobs, who recently addressed this important question in The Washington Post titled Should rabbis really be wading into the debate over the Iran deal?

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