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Holy Playgrounds, Agno-what?, and The Story of God – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – “Agnotology.” If you don’t know that word, you’re not supposed to. It’s the secret science of manufactured ignorance, and we’ll pull back the curtain with historian Dr. Robert Proctor. (Don’t tell anyone, but he’s the one who came up with that term back […]

From Louisiana With Regret – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Welton Gaddy is in Lafayette, Louisiana, with some of the participants and attendees at Freedom for All Faiths, a panel discussion sponsored by the ACLU of Louisiana. You’ll hear from the longtime head of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the […]

ACLU v. NC; Americans on Immigration; Studying the Nonreligious – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – New findings from the Public Religion Research Institute on American views toward immigrants confirm some commonly-held assumptions, but shatter others. We’ll get an expert view from PRRI President Dr. Robert P. Jones. Also, the American Civil Liberties Union files suit against North Carolina’s […]

From Cuba With Love – Next State of Belief!

From Cuba With Love – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Just like President Obama, we’re heading to Cuba. We’ll talk to the Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell about her decades of work in this island nation – including her personal relationship with Fidel Castro, and involvement in the Elián González case. You’ll meet […]

Pastors Pressure Senate; Saving Alex; Jesus Before the Gospels – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – The Rev. Derrick Harkins. The former presidential advisor has joined with other prominent African-American faith leaders to call for important action from our leaders – and from voters. Rev. Harkins spent 17 years as pastor of 19th Street Baptist Church in Washington, DC and […]

Was Tuesday Super; EJ Dionne; Misled Religious Voters – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Super Tuesday is now behind us. What do the results portend for the presidential race going forward? We’ll ask Greg Lebel of George Washington University, whose career has included working inside several presidential campaigns. Also, is the current upheaval in the Republican Party […]

No Justice, No Peace; A Supreme Irony; A Gentile Heresy – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Humbly, we submit that this weekend’s show is one not to be missed! We’ll address the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Conservatives are demanding that the president forgo his obligation to nominate a replacement. We’ll get attorney and rabbi Dr. […]

LGBT Youth Suicide; Seven Last Words; Flint Water – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Host Welton Gaddy is away, and filling in is Interfaith Alliance Executive Director Rabbi Jack Moline. A surge in LGBT youth suicides within the Mormon Church. Some have pointed to recent anti-gay declaration by Church leaders as a possible cause. We’ll discuss the […]

The God Caucus? Marrakesh Declaration; Auburn for Change – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – The Iowa Caucuses. With evangelicals making up 64% of the vote, is winner Ted Cruz God’s Own Candidate? We’ll ask political management expert Greg Lebel. Also, the Marrakesh Declaration: a bold step to defend the rights of religious minorities. We’ll find out more […]

Atheist in Iowa; New Hampshire Priorities; Evangelical Endorsements; Voter Religious Preferences – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Here comes the presidential primary season! We’ll find out what it’s like confronting candidates on secular issues from Iowa Atheist activist Justin Scott, who’s asked the kind of direct, constitutional questions the media seem unable to ask. Also, is New Hampshire really feeling […]