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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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Global Justice; Inauguration Politics; “Faith-friendly” libs – Next State of Belief!

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

Our annual update from the Rev. Elder Pat Bumgardner, executive director of the Global Justice Institute. As we all too easily get obsessed with domestic politics, it’s essential to remember the challenges facing LGBTQI persons and members of minority faith traditions around the world.

Also, back at home, what to expect on January 20th – and beyond – with political science expert Greg Lebel.

And Pastor Dan Schultz will be back with us. I’m looking forward to hearing him talk about his provocative Religion Dispatches article, headlined Why being “faith-friendly” isn’t worth it for Democrats.

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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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