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Religious Self-defense; Decoding Steve Bannon; The Conversation Project – Next State of Belief!

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

Dr. Sayyid Syeed receives the Interfaith Alliance President’s Award from Rev. Welton Gaddy at the 2010 Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Banquet in New York City.

Seeing a growing threat to minority faith traditions in America’s new political makeup, the American Jewish Committee and the Islamic Society of North America have just launched the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council. We’ll hear about the religious persecution and discrimination the council will be fighting against from Dr. Sayyid Syeed, National Director for the Office for Interfaith & Community Alliances for ISNA .

 

Also, as we learn more about the people the president-elect is plans to bring to the White House, we’ll get some background from investigative journalist Sarah Posner. Sarah has done invaluable first-person reporting on alt-right hero Steve Bannon for Mother Jones Magazine.

And a compelling new campaign urging families to discuss crucial end-of-life decisions with loved ones. We’ll hear about The Conversation Project from the Rev. Rosemary Lloyd.

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So what now; The Veep-elect; Healing & Reconciliation – Next State of Belief!

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

With the surprising, for many, result of this past week’s election, host Welton Gaddy starts the show with some thoughts on fear, and hope.

Welton Gaddy with Greg Lebel

It was an election result that very few experts saw coming. We’ll look at how we got here, and how we’ve got to recalibrate our understanding of each other with Greg Lebel from George Washington University.

Also, we urgently need to get a better understanding of what the vice-president-elect has done in his long political career, and what that’s likely to mean going forward. Is Mike Pence really a theocratic, far-right-wing dream? We’ll ask Ari Rabin-Havt of People for the American Way.

And a first step toward healing – We’ll place the burden of finding words of hope on the shoulders of Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, president of Clal in New York City.

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Khizr Khan; Anxious Christians; COP22 – Next State of Belief!

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

Khizr Khan brought a sobering message of patriotism and sacrifice to the Democratic National Convention stage – and to the anti-Muslim rhetoric that was so prevalent in this year’s campaign. Now, on the eve of the election, Khizr Khan will bring his copy of the Constitution – and his patriotic conscience – to State of Belief Radio.

Also, evangelical theologian Dr. David Gushee. His latest book is titled, A Letter to my Anxious Christian Friends: From Fear to Faith in Unsettled Times.

And the 2016 UN Climate Change Conference is next week in Marrakech. The Rev. Donna Schaper thinks it’s not getting enough attention… So she’s going, and will be with us to share a preview.

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