August 19, 2017 – Trump and white supremacy

Sure they’re a tiny fringe minority; but the fact remains that American racists have expressed their delight with, and support for, Donald Trump ever since he launched his campaign for president. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll talk about how white supremacists are cashing in their political chips […]

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August 12, 2017 – All the President’s Pastors

We’ve seen the pictures of so-called prayer warriors surrounding the President of the United States in the Oval Office. But who are they? What exactly do they believe? And why does it matter that they have access to the Oval Office? This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll take […]

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August 5, 2017 – Trump’s sneak attack on transgender service members

The brave members of America’s armed forces are trained to be ready for a surprise attack at any time. But what happens when the surprise attack comes from their own commander-in-chief? This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll take a deeper look at President Trump’s ban on transgender people […]

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July 29, 2017 – Faith leaders for Obamacare

We just witnessed a remarkable outpouring of opposition to the GOP-controlled Senate’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll speak with one of the faith leaders who threw their considerable moral capital behind the effort to defend healthcare for all Americans. Host […]

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July 22, 2017 – Stopping the Political Religious Right’s power grab

The Political Religious Right already wields disproportionate power in our nation, and now they’re looking to destroy the law that prevents tax-exempt houses of worship from becoming unaccountable slush funds for political candidates. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll speak with one of the groups sounding the alarm […]

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July 15, 2017 – Books for your summer reading list

The news is moving extraordinarily quickly in our nation right now. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll step off the headline-chasing treadmill to revisit three past conversations with book authors that retain their importance and relevance today. First you’ll hear Welton’s 2016 interview with Public Religion Research Institute […]

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July 8, 2017 – Religion in early America

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History recently unveiled an exhibit on the history and role of religion in the early days of the United States. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll discuss the origin and significance of the exhibit with the Smithsonian’s first full-time religion curator. […]

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July 1, 2017 – Mixing church and state

The Supreme Court announced a major religious freedom ruling this past week that could undermine Church-State separation for decades to come. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll speak with a law professor who will trace the origins and implications of the ruling in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer. Host […]

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June 24, 2017 – Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, where have the Southern Baptists gone, Trump’s apocalyptic appeal

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, our host, Rev. Welton Gaddy will examine religious and cultural implications of the Wonder Woman film, the shrinking membership of the Southern Baptist Convention and the disturbing parallels between the president’s rhetoric – and that of Americans who truly believe the end […]

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June 10, 2017 – James Comey testifies

The nation’s capital has been consumed for days with news and analysis of fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before Congress. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll the discuss the hearing and what comes next. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Rabbi Jack Moline, President of […]

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