Blog Posts

Getting personal (and political) with Rachel Maddow – Next State of Belief!

Getting personal (and political) with Rachel Maddow – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – An exclusive, in-depth interview with Rachel Maddow, host of the Rachel Maddow Show on MNSBC. While she covers a great many vital topics on her nightly show, you can bet there are thoughts she hasn’t necessarily been able to share in that forum. […]

Nuns’ Presidential Bigotry Watch; Best Democracy Money Can Buy; Concert to End Gun Violence – Next State of Belief!

Nuns’ Presidential Bigotry Watch; Best Democracy Money Can Buy; Concert to End Gun Violence – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Do you think it’s high time for some voices of moral leadership to weigh in on the divisive, hateful rhetoric we’ve been enduring in the political campaign? Good! NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice is doing just that, and Executive Director Sister Simone Campbell […]

Murder of an Imam; A New Baptist Covenant; Donald and the Dominionists – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – An Imam and his aide are brutally murdered in Queens, New York. We’ll hear about the impact on those who knew Alauddin Akonjee and his assistant Thara Miah – and the entire community – from Kobir Chowdhury, President of the nearby Masjid Al-Aman mosque. Also, […]

State of Belief covers the Republican National Convention!

Well, we didn’t get credentials from the Republican National Committee to cover the GOP Convention in Cleveland. Too bad… We had plans to have the Rev. Welton Gaddy, host of State of Belief Radio and President Emeritus of Interfaith Alliance rush the convention stage on Sunday for an impromptu comedy routine… (instead, we had to […]

Nuns on the Bus, V; Newt for VP?; RIP Elie Wiesel – Next State of Belief!

Nuns on the Bus, V; Newt for VP?; RIP Elie Wiesel – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – The Nuns on the Bus ride again! After speaking from the last Democratic National Convention stage, Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of the NETWORK Lobby, will be far from that spotlight this time around. We’ll ask her about the message she has for […]

Trumpvangelicals; Nomads; The Gospel of Guns – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Donald Trump meets 1000 conservative pastors and activists. What could possibly go wrong? We’ll discuss some of the lowlights with investigative journalist Sarah Posner. Also, we’ve seen some bold attempts to finally get some lawmaking done around gun violence. We’ll see if there’s […]

Reason Rally; Truth at Auburn; the Secular Sacred – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – A Reason Rally in the nation’s capital. This weekend, what’s billed as the largest gathering of freethinkers in the US is taking place in Washington, DC, engaging people of no faith in the political process. We’ll talk with Secular Coalition for America Executive […]

The UMC LGBT Struggle; The Sin of Certainty; Evangelicals 4 Trump – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – An unprecedented challenge to the United Methodist Church’s exclusionary policies on LGBT clergy. With the denomination’s General Conference underway, we’ll hear from Reconciling Ministries Network head Matt Berryman. Also, with a growing number of religious thinkers and writers focusing on doubt as a […]

Defending NDAA; Anti-Muslim Campaign Rhetoric; #MeditateTheVote – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Fund the military, erase LGBT rights. Not much of a bargain, is it? But Congressional conservatives are giving it a try, inserting anti-gay language in the crucial National Defense Authorization Act. We’ll talk with Sarah McBride of the Center for American Progress. Also, […]

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 […]