Religion News Service Editor-in-chief Jerome Socolovsky

Finally, our nation’s less-than-diplomatic President has set off on his first foreign trip. With stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican, what could possibly go wrong? We’ll get thoughts from Religion News Service Editor-in-Chief Jerome Socolovsky.

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Rt. Rev. Bishop Gene Robinson

The Chautauqua Institution, founded in 1874 in upstate New York, began with a focus on – and continues to offer – religion-themed programming. We were thrilled to learn this week that retired Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson has accepted the position of Senior Pastor and Chair of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith in Society at […]

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Mayor Michael Signer of Charlottesville, VA

Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Michael Signer, mayor of Charlottesville, VA. Home to the University of Virginia and just over 100 miles from the nation’s capital, Charlottesville is typically a progressive bastion. That changed last Saturday when white nationalist leader Richard Spencer, of “hail Trump” infamy, and his racist supporters came to town […]

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Rev. Welton Gaddy

Finally, Welton will share his perspective on recent actions by the administration.

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Rabbi Jack Moline

Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, will be on to help us make sense of President Trump’s dangerous new executive order that aims to politicize houses of worship. Speaking from Israel, Rabbi Moline will explore the potential consequences of the president’s gift to the Religious Right.

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Deborah Lee

It’s wildly inaccurate to paint all evangelical Christians in this country with a broad brush, but the Religious Right has long claimed the label for its own. In the media and politics, the two terms are virtually interchangeable. However, that overlooks the many evangelicals who don’t fit the stereotype of being white, southern and Republican. […]

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Alexandra Carroll

Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Alexandra Carroll, Director of Communications at the Catholics Mobilizing Network, which is working to amplify the church’s renewed efforts to end the death penalty in the United States. They’ll discuss why Catholics, specifically, oppose capital punishment, and they’ll look back at the history of Catholic organizing against […]

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One America Movement founder Andrew Hanauer

Finally, even as Americans seem more at odds with one another than ever, there are efforts underway to bring the nation together. We’ll close the show by interviewing the founder of the One America Movement, Andrew Hanauer, who’s working to beat the odds by uniting people across religious and political lines. You won’t want to […]

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Activist, author and attoney, Rabbi Jay Michaelson

For many of us, pretty much all the news out of Washington, DC has been all doom and gloom lately, but at least the Supreme Court upheld bans on so-called ex-gay therapy, which claims to “cure” LGBT people by turning them straight. Welton will be joined by author, activist and attorney Jay Michaelson for a […]

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People For the American Way Senior Fellow Peter Montgomery

Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by People For the American Way Senior Fellow Peter Montgomery, an expert chronicler of the Religious Right. Conservative evangelicals overwhelmingly voted for President Trump, and many political observers view his latest executive order as payback. Early coverage suggested that the order would roll back LGBT rights, but the […]

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