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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!

Nuns on the Bus, V; Newt for VP?; RIP Elie Wiesel – Next State of Belief!

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

The Nuns on the Bus ride again! After speaking from the last Democratic National Convention stage, Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of the NETWORK Lobby, will be far from that spotlight this time around. We’ll ask her about the message she has for American voters: “Mend the Gap.”

Also, is Newt Gingrich the dream Veep for Christian Nationalists? Peter Montgomery says “yes” in a recent column for rightwingwatch.org, Why Newt Gingrich is Christian Nationalists’ Dream Veep, and he’ll be with us to explain why.

And remembering the great Elie Wiesel. We’ll talk with Dr. David Gushee, who has both studied and taught Wiesel’s work for decades. Dr. Gushee’s remembrance of the Holocaust survivor, Nobel Prize laureate and author appeared at Religion News Service under the headline, What Elie Wiesel meant to me.

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Trumpvangelicals; Nomads; The Gospel of Guns – Next State of Belief!

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

Donald Trump meets 1000 conservative pastors and activists. What could possibly go wrong? We’ll discuss some of the lowlights with investigative journalist Sarah Posner.

Also, we’ve seen some bold attempts to finally get some lawmaking done around gun violence. We’ll see if there’s any movement happening behind the scenes with Martin Copenhaver, president of Andover Newton Theological School, which hosted a summit titled Subverting the Gospel of Guns.

And Evangelical LGBT activist Brandan Robertson. His new book is titled Nomad: A Spirituality for Traveling Light. Brandan is just back from a speaking tour of the United Kingdom and is the founder of the nonprofit Nomad Partnerships.

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