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Cartoon attack plays into Fear, Inc.; Seva at the Pentagon; Secular Coalition legislative roundup – next State of Belief!

Cartoon attack plays into Fear, Inc.; Seva at the Pentagon; Secular Coalition legislative roundup – next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller gets what she wanted: violence in the name of Islam in Texas. We’ll talk about the ongoing hunger for hate that she and her allies feed, with the author of Fear, Inc. 2.0: The Islamophobia Network’s Efforts to Manufacture […]

As SCOTUS weighs ending the assault on marriage equality, here are some of our greatest hits on the subject…

In the past couple of years,  we’ve done dozens of State of Belief stories on marriage equality. Here are a few highlights, as the Supreme Court hears arguments that could well lead to the end of marriage discrimination nationwide. Some Thoughts on the Road to the Supreme Court for Marriage Equality: Welton Gaddy Video and […]

Rev. Paul Raushenbush

Having Nun of That; Muslim In America; End-timers Heart Israel – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio, with Huffington Post Executive Religion Editor Paul Raushenbush filling in for Rev. Welton Gaddy as host: The Vatican says “never mind” to those American nuns that had been under close supervision for what was called “radical feminism.” Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, […]

Religiously Backed or Not, ‘Conversion’ Therapy Is Child Abuse

Interfaith Alliance Executive Director Rabbi Jack Moline’s strongly-worded op-ed in The Advocate Magazine draws a clear line between anti-gay pseudo-science and the religious language that has been inappropriately used to try to give cover to pray-away-the-gay “therapy”: There is such a thing as “junk science” and there is such a thing as “junk religion.” When […]

Florida Family Equality; God’s Candidates; Fear of Flying (With Women) – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – What happens when a fundamentalist understanding of religious liberty collides with airline seat assignments 30,000 feet above the ground? We’ll talk with Dr. Elana Sztockman, author of the book The War on Women in Israel: A Story of Religious Radicalism and the Women […]

#BetterTogether; Covering RFRA; Prom Dress Codes; #EveryoneOnly – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Better Together Day is this Tuesday. It’s a project of the Interfaith Youth Core, and organizer Adam Garner will be here with the details. Later, Religion News Service Editor-in-chief Kevin Eckstrom will discuss the challenges to covering the “religious freedom restoration acts” proliferating […]

In Brief: Section Snippets from the Past

We’ll also hear a couple of shorter segments from past episodes. We’ll air a discussion with the now sadly deceased Rev. Dr. Forrest Church, in which he and Welton discuss his book, So Help Me God: The Founding Fathers and the First Great Battle Over Church and State, in a conversation that is as timely […]

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Passover with The Notorious RBG; What Christians Can Learn From Other Religions; and “Nomad” homeless for now – Next State of Belief!

Passover with The Notorious RBG; What Christians Can Learn From Other Religions; and “Nomad” homeless for now – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Some fondly refer to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as “The Notorious RBG.” The unexpected rock star of the Supreme Court has added a Passover Commentary to her usual legal writing. We’ll talk with her collaborator on this feminist reading of the Passover story, […]

How to Challenge Europe’s Rising Anti-Semitism: Jewish Visibility

In the wake of increasing political anti-Semitic rhetoric and violence throughout Europe, including the deadly hostage situation at a Parisian kosher supermarket and the murder of four at a Jewish museum in Brussels, many Jewish Europeans are asking if there is still a place for them on the continent. As many as a third of […]

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