February 18, 2017 – Unpresidented

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’re marking Presidents’ Day by revisiting some of our favorite interviews from the past few years. We’ll also hear a new commentary about staying focused on what matters most with President Trump in the White House. We’ll kick off this week’s show with […]

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February 11, 2017 – Trump seeks a partisan pulpit

Speaking last week at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump vowed to “get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment,” which for decades has prevented efforts to turn houses of worship into partisan weapons. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll discuss the dangerous implications of a partisan […]

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A Dystrumpian Vision; Let him be Frank; An Interfaith Update – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Are worries about new threats to LGBTQ rights overblown? We’ll ask Political Research Associates Senior Fellow Fred Clarkson. His recent article on the subject is headlined, A Dystrumpian Vision for LGBTQ People. Also, with a family history at the very pinnacle of evangelical […]

January 21, 2017 – Inauguration Weekend with State of Belief

This weekend, the world is watching the peaceful transfer of power that has been a hallmark of our democracy for over two centuries. On this week’s show, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will examine where we are at this moment in history, discuss loyal opposition efforts from part of the faith community, and present the life […]

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A Moral March; Rumi’s Secret; “Politics in drag” – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Jennifer Butler, CEO of the organization Faith in Public Life, which spearheaded the interfaith march to Capitol Hill to sound the alarm about some of the incoming administration’s cabinet picks… We’ll discuss what progressive moral activism is likely to look like going forward. […]

January 14, 2017 – Celebrating 11 years of State of Belief

This weekend marks 11 years of continuous broadcasting for State of Belief Radio. It was launched and has been sustained by Interfaith Alliance as well as the generous support of listeners like you. On this week’s show, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will reflect on the show’s past and look ahead to how State of Belief […]

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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 […]