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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.

Rightwingers Swarm the Vatican; Science + Religion; and postChristian – Next State of Belief!

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An interfaith gathering of prominent conservative religious leaders at the Vatican this week for a colloquium on “The Complementarity of Man and Woman” has alarmed many  mainstream pope-watchers. We’ll get a briefing from Sister Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry.

Also, a long-term effort to promote dialogue between the religious and scientific communities. You’ll meet Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, director of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion.

And the title of a provocative new book, postChristian, asks the questions: “What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?” We’ll pose those questions to the author, Christian Piatt.

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What Motivated Voters; LGBT Progress With Evangelicals; HRC in MS; Muslim Prayers at the Cathedral – Next State of Belief!

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

We saw some contradictory voting patters on November 4th. Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute will be with us to look at the values driving those choices, through the comprehensive 2014 Post-Election American Values Survey, asking, “What Motivated Voters During the Midterm Elections?”

Also, Evangelical leader David Gushee. He recently publicly came out in support of marriage equality, and released a new book titled Changing Our Mind: A call from America’s leading evangelical ethics scholar for full acceptance of LGBT Christians in the Church.

Meanwhile, the Human Rights Campaign is launching its pro-LGBT campaign in Mississippi. It’s called “All God’s Children.” Brad Clark, Director of HRC’s Project One America, joins us from Jackson.

And this week, the National Cathedral in Washington, DC opened its doors for Muslim Friday Prayers. We’ll hear why from the Rev. Gina Campbell, Director of Liturgy at the Cathedral.

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