Political management expert Greg Lebel on the Trump term so far

While many in the media see the Trump administration as chaotic, and at times downright dysfunctional, his supporters seem to think that everything is going according to plan. Which is it? Or could both be true? Welton will pose these questions and more to State of Belief’s regular political commentator Greg Lebel, a veteran of […]

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Muslim Advocates’ Jonathan Smith on the new Muslim ban

Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Jonathan Smith, legal director at Muslim Advocates, for a discussion of the legal issues and human implications of the latest executive order, and how it compares with its predecessor. We’ll also hear how Muslim Advocates and other civil rights organizations are working in the courts to block […]

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Invitation to the 2017 Interfaith Alliance Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Awards

Invitation to the 2017 Interfaith Alliance Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Awards

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Katherine Marshall, executive director, World Faiths Development Dialogue

Finally, Welton will be joined by Katherine Marshall, executive director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue, who authored a comprehensive new report on interfaith activism and organizing. It’s heartening to see members of different religious groups standing together against hate, discrimination and violence, but it’s often hard to know the scope of such activities. Katherine’s new […]

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How Change Happens author Dr. Duncan Green

We’re living in an age of sweeping – and often frightening – change. A fascinating new book, titled How Change Happens, explores both making and surviving change. The author, Dr. Duncan Green, will be on the show to discuss how to effect positive change as well as the pitfalls of pursuing change in uncritical and […]

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Public Religion Research Institute CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones

Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute and a leading pollster on American public opinion. We’ll explore who supports and opposes the President and then slice the data by gender, race, economics and religion. If you’re looking to get out of your bubble […]

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Invitation to the 2017 Interfaith Alliance Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Awards

Invitation to the 2017 Interfaith Alliance Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Awards

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Defending refugees with Rabbi Jennie Rosenn of HIAS

In what is a dark and difficult time for many Americans, one heartening theme has been interfaith cooperation at a level not often seen. News of bomb threats, vandalism and possible hate crimes has been offset, at least in part, by stories about faith communities standing up for one another. We’ll close the show with […]

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New exostars with Jennifer Wiseman of DoSER at the American Association for the Advancement of Science

A lot of us gazed skyward this week, as NASA announced the discovery of a set of exoplanets that appear similar to Earth and may be compatible with life. We’ll get some insights on this development from Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, an astrophysicist and director of the Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion at the American […]

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CPAC with Peter Montgomery of People for the American Way

Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Peter Montgomery, Senior Fellow at People for the American Way and a longtime observer of the right wing. We’ll hear what’s new and noteworthy about CPAC during the Trump era and what the conference line-up can tell us about where the conservative movement is headed.

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