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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.

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

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

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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