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No Just War On ISIL; SCOTUS and Marriage; Quiverfull Patriarchy; an IKAR Rosh Hashanah – Next State of Belief!

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

Dominant fathers, submissive mothers, and the maximum number of children. It’s not a 60’s TV show, it’s a growing fundamentalist philosophy called “quiverfull” – and we’ll talk with Vyckie Garrison, who fled this world, and today helps other women to do the same. Vyckie also chronicles her work at Patheos.com

Also, theologian the Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite says the Obama strategy to combat ISIL doesn’t meet the standard of Just War Theory. She’ll explain. You can get an in-depth look at her arguments in her OnFaith.com column, Obama’s ISIL Strategy: Just More Endless War, Why President Obama’s planned military strikes on ISIS do not fit the criteria for a Just War.

Many pro- and anti-marriage equality forces finally have something in common: both want the Supreme Court to take on the issue.  With the Justices due to reveal their intentions on September 29th, Chantale Fiebig of the American Foundation for Equal Rights will be with us to examine where things stand.

And Rabbi Sharon Brous will discuss the importance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which starts Wednesday evening. Rabbi Brous is the founding rabbi at the IKAR community in Los Angeles, dedicated to reanimating Jewish life through imaginative engagement with ritual and spiritual practice and a deep commitment to social justice. 

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9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows; Air Force: Swear to God or Get Out; TIA Election Guides; and the Nuns on the Bus Ride Again – Next State of Belief!

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

The Nuns on the Bus ride again! This year’s tour begins in Des Moines, Iowa on September 17th.  Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, will explain why big-money political campaigns have got the sisters back on the road to encourage “We, the people” to organize and vote.

Also, this year’s anniversary of the 9/11 attacks saw some of the surviving families organizing around fighting Islamophobia and religious intolerance. We’ll get the moving story from the Rev. Myrna Bethke of the organization September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows.

With the political campaign season in full swing, elections attorney John Pomeranz, who collaborates with Interfaith Alliance on our election-year guides for candidates and houses of worship, will highlight some religious interference in politics to watch out for. John is an attorney with Harmon, Curran, Spielberg + Eisenberg, LLP.

And a religious test for re-enlistment in the Air Force? That poses a bit of a problem for Atheist airmen and women! American Humanist Association Executive Director Roy Speckhardt will bring us the story.

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Muslim Challenges; Midterm Elections; Women Faith Leaders Ascendant – Next State of Belief!

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It’s almost 9/11. ISIS is all over the news. As their faith is again hijacked by terrorists, what’s the impact on American Muslims? We’ll talk with Imam Mohamed Magid, immediate past President of the Islamic Society of North America and an inspiring faith leader and interreligious activist.

Also, it’s election season again. Ring of Fire Radio host Mike Papantonio will be with us to discuss the issues most likely to determine what happens this November. Do you suppose Pap will have some breaking news about the messaging strategists are using to get the big money funders to open their wallets? (Hint: it might start with “f” and end with “m”)

And are women faith leaders finally breaking through the stained glass ceiling? There’s strong evidence from New York, Washington and Chicago in just the past few months. We’ll hear from author and theologian, Dr. Diana Butler Bass.

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