Global Justice; Inauguration Politics; “Faith-friendly” libs – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Our annual update from the Rev. Elder Pat Bumgardner, executive director of the Global Justice Institute. As we all too easily get obsessed with domestic politics, it’s essential to remember the challenges facing LGBTQI persons and members of minority faith traditions around the […]

New Year, New Prez: Rabbi Jack Moline extended interview video and transcript

How powerful is the symbolism of the religious leaders chosen to take part in the upcoming inauguration of Donald Trump? While Barack Obama welcomed a range of faith voices – from Bishop Gene Robinson to Pastor Rick Warren – to participate in his inauguration, Trump’s list is… a bit less diverse. We discuss this month’s […]

Giving Tuesday: Rabbi Jack Moline Extended Interview Video and Transcript

As charitable giving takes the calendar spotlight on “Giving Tuesday,” Rabbi Jack Moline, President of Interfaith Alliance, discusses the work the Alliance has done in the past year – and the tremendous challenges that are ahead. To hear the entire November 26, 2016 State of Belief Radio program, click here. Transcript coming soon.

Standing up for Standing Rock: Lee Ann Eastman Interview Video and Transcript

Lee Ann Eastman is a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe who has been on the front lines of the struggle for Native rights and clean water at Standing Rock, ND. She spoke with State of Belief Host Welton Gaddy from the protestors’ camp in North Dakota. Sparked by the controversial Dakota Access Oil […]

Dr. Sayyid Syeed receives the Interfaith Alliance President's Award from Rev. Welton Gaddy at the 2010 Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Banquet in New York City.

Religious Self-defense; Decoding Steve Bannon; The Conversation Project – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Seeing a growing threat to minority faith traditions in America’s new political makeup, the American Jewish Committee and the Islamic Society of North America have just launched the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council. We’ll hear about the religious persecution and discrimination the council will be […]

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield on healing and reconciliation in a divided nation

Finally, Welton will seek healing and words of hope from Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, president of Clal, a Jewish training institute that works to deepen civic and spiritual participation in American life. Well before the voting started in this year’s election, it was already very clear to us that the divisiveness and distrust in the campaign […]


November 12, 2016 – Making sense of Trump’s victory

We didn’t see it coming, and likely neither did he. Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll try to make sense of how we got here, and what it all means. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined […]


So what now; The Veep-elect; Healing & Reconciliation – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – With the surprising, for many, result of this past week’s election, host Welton Gaddy starts the show with some thoughts on fear, and hope. It was an election result that very few experts saw coming. We’ll look at how we got here, and […]

2016 American Values Survey: Robert Jones Extended Interview Video and Transcript

Perhaps more than ever before, it’s easy to find news articles and commentators insisting that most voters think, feel, or want one thing – and just as many articles insisting the exact opposite. And so perhaps more than ever before, a scientific, comprehensive and objective look at what Americans are really thinking is essential for […]

“Gladly Lend You My Copy”: Khizr Khan Extended Interview and Transcript

When Gold Star Father Khizr Khan spoke up for Muslim Americans and the countless other patriots marginalized by Donald Trump’s divisive language during the Democratic National Convention, many called it the most powerful moment of the entire event. Khan has continued to speak out in advance of the election, and joins State of Belief Radio […]