A Word from Welton on the Congressional baseball practice shooting in Alexandria, VA

A Word from Welton on the Congressional baseball practice shooting in Alexandria, VA.

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Dr. Julie Ingersoll on theocratic attorney Jay Sekulow joining the Trump legal team

Finally, Welton will be joined by Dr. Julie Ingersoll, who reported recently in Religion Dispatches on the latest addition to the president’s legal team, far-right theocrat Jay Sekulow. Religious Right watchers know that name well. Sekulow is the head lawyer at Pat Robertson’s ACLU knock-off, the American Center for Law and Justice. We’ll hear from […]

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Manal al-Sharif, author, Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening

A new memoir, Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening, tells the powerful story of a leading Saudi Arabian women’s rights activist. That’s Manal al-Sharif, who will share her journey on this week’s show from ultra-conservative teenager to finding herself in a Saudi Arabian jail for driving a car in public. We’ll hear what’s happened […]

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Evangelical LGBT activist Brandan Robertson on being expelled from the Southern Baptist Conference in Phoenix

Two headlines came out of the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual conference this week. First there were hiccups in passing a resolution rejecting white nationalism. Second, LGBT faith activists working to highlight the damage done by religious-based bigotry were expelled. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll get a firsthand […]

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June 17, 2017 – Booted from the Baptist Convention

Two headlines came out of the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual conference this week. First there were hiccups in passing a resolution rejecting white nationalism. Second, LGBT faith activists working to highlight the damage done by religious-based bigotry were expelled. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll get a firsthand […]

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GreenFaith after Paris with the Rev. Fletcher Harper

Finally, Welton will be joined by Fletcher Harper, Executive Director of GreenFaith, for an update on the interreligious community of faith-inspired environmentalists. They are joining an ever-growing list of American states, cities and corporations in rejecting President Trump’s move to pull the country out of the Paris climate accord.

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Cult Education Institute Founder and Executive Director Rick Ross

Many people will find it offensive to compare fervent support for President Trump to membership in a cult. Others may heartily agree. You’ll hear this week from a leading expert, Cult Education Institute Founder and Executive Director Rick Ross, who says there are parallels.

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The Comey Hearing with Interfaith Alliance President Rabbi Jack Moline

Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Rabbi Jack Moline, President of Interfaith Alliance, for analysis of the hearing and insights into what legislators on Capitol Hill are thinking privately. Democrats and Republicans went into Thursday’s proceedings with very different objectives, and both claimed to be vindicated by the former top cop’s testimony. We’ll […]

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Greg Lebel, retired assistant professor of Political Management, George Washington University

Finally, Welton will be joined by our resident politics expert Greg Lebel. With years of experience inside presidential campaigns, we’ll ask him what the Trump administration’s behavior suggests is really happening behind the scenes, even as the press gets shut out. You won’t want to miss his insights.

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Haroon Moghul, author, How to Be a Muslim: An American Story

Author and activist Haroon Moghul is an articulate commentator and incisive critic. He first came on our show in 2010 to discuss Oklahoma’s so-called “Sharia ban.” This month, Haroon is releasing his memoir, titled How to Be a Muslim: An American Story, and he’ll be on the show to share his story with us.

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