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Rachel Maddow in an age of Trump – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Our long-planned, exclusive, post-election interview with Rachel Maddow, host of the Rachel Maddow Show on MNSBC. It’s hard to believe how much has changed in this country in the short time since the inauguration of Donald J Trump as President of the United […]

A peek at CPAC; new planets; Jewish refugee action – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – The annual Conservative Political Action Conference has just ended in Washington, DC. People for the American Way Senior Fellow Peter Montgomery was there, and we’ll get his first-person report of the strange goings-on he witnessed. Also, NASA has discovered exoplanets that seem similar […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Khizr Khan; Anxious Christians; COP22 – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Khizr Khan brought a sobering message of patriotism and sacrifice to the Democratic National Convention stage – and to the anti-Muslim rhetoric that was so prevalent in this year’s campaign. Now, on the eve of the election, Khizr Khan will bring his copy […]

American Values ’16; Trump Fans’ Future; Policy Predictions – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – We take a look at where we are now, and where we are likely to be going in the very near future. The 2016 American Values Survey has just been released by the Public Religion Research Institute, and we’ll get the highlights from […]

Dolores Huerta addresses the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Latinos Vote, Revolutionary Love, Political Linguistics, A Campaign Prayer – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Legendary Latina civil rights organizer Dolores Huerta. From her early days with Cesar Chavez to her work with People for the American Way Latinos Vote! campaign this year, it’s a conversation you don’t want to miss. We’ll ask activist and filmmaker Valarie Kaur about […]