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SCOTUS Eyes Marriage; Call to Prayer Blocked at Duke; New Leader at Interfaith Alliance – Next State of Belief!

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

Silencing the Muslim call to prayer at Duke University. We’ll talk to the founder of Duke’s Islamic Studies Center, the Rev. Dr. Bruce B. Lawrence.

Also, the Supreme Court makes a religious liberty ruling – and takes up marriage equality. We’ll hear from Holly Hollman of the Baptist Joint Committee on Religious Liberty and Aaron Sarver, who’s with the Campaign for Southern Equality.

And, the State of the Union Address. Interfaith Alliance’s new Executive Director, Rabbi Jack Moline, was there. We’ll get his thoughts, and hear about the background of leadership and interreligious advocacy that brought him to this position.

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Forward Together; An Interfaith Pope?; Clean Water v. Ebola – Next State of Belief!

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

Racial issues are filling the headlines. We’ll focus on effective strategies in the pursuit for justice with the Rev. William Barber, founder of the Moral Monday Movement and head of the North Carolina NAACP. His new book is Forward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation.

Also, an interfaith pope? With interreligious initiatives in Turkey and across the globe, Pope Francis is engaging shared moral values in ambitious new ways, and we’ll discuss those efforts with Josephine McKenna of Religion News Service.

And the importance of clean water in fighting the Ebola epidemic in Africa. We’ll hear from Malcolm Morris of the Millennium Water Alliance and Living Waters International on efforts to expand access to safe water, and the Water for the World Act currently before Congress.

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“The Complementarity of Man and Woman”

Conservative faith leaders met at the Vatican this week for “The Complementarity of Man and Woman,” an interfaith colloquium espousing the benefits of living in traditional family arrangements. Welton speaks with Sister Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, about what happened during the meeting and what it means as a follow-up to last month’s Synod on the Family. While the Synod focused on non-traditional families, the colloquium included no participants who were outwardly supportive of LGBT rights. Critics believe LGBT advocates were too quick to believe the Roman Catholic Church under Pope Francis would support non-traditional lifestyles.