Blog Posts

Ebola Aid; Rewriting History; and Purple for #Spiritday – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – The ravages of Ebola in Africa and beyond. With congregations inside the most affected areas, the Baptist World Alliance is working to bring aid and support to victims and their families. We’ll talk with the BWA’s Eron Henry. Also, rewriting textbooks in Texas […]

Host Welton Gaddy with Reformation Project founder Matthew Vines

Gloomy Americans; Anti-LGBT at the UN; and the Reformation Project Conference – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – “Rising Inequality, Doubts About the Future” – the 2014 American Values Survey is out from the Public Religion Research Institute. We’ll dig into what it tells us about ourselves – and how that might resonate at the ballot box next month – with […]

Climate Change March; Bisexuality and Churches; Religious Surveys R Us – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Hundreds of thousands marched in New York last weekend, calling for action on global climate change. A lead organizer was the interreligious environmental group Greenfaith, and we’ll talk with executive director Fletcher Harper. Also, is the relationship between faith and culture changing in […]

Unjust War? She Wrote: Susan Thistlethwaite on the ISIL Strategy

On the Sunday political talk shows, it was all about “Air Strikes!” vs. “Boots On The Ground!” Missing from the debate – not unlike back in 2001 – was any serious discussion of military action vs. another kind of intervention. Perhaps the adage really is true – “when you’re a hammer, everything looks like a […]

No Just War On ISIL; SCOTUS and Marriage; Quiverfull Patriarchy; an IKAR Rosh Hashanah – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Dominant fathers, submissive mothers, and the maximum number of children. It’s not a 60’s TV show, it’s a growing fundamentalist philosophy called “quiverfull” – and we’ll talk with Vyckie Garrison, who fled this world, and today helps other women to do the same. […]

9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows; Air Force: Swear to God or Get Out; TIA Election Guides; and the Nuns on the Bus Ride Again – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – The Nuns on the Bus ride again! This year’s tour begins in Des Moines, Iowa on September 17th.  Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, will explain why big-money political campaigns have got the sisters back on the road to encourage “We, the people” […]

Muslim Challenges; Midterm Elections; Women Faith Leaders Ascendant – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – It’s almost 9/11. ISIS is all over the news. As their faith is again hijacked by terrorists, what’s the impact on American Muslims? We’ll talk with Imam Mohamed Magid, immediate past President of the Islamic Society of North America and an inspiring faith […]

Faith Leaders on Ferguson; Anti-Gay World Congress of Families Exposed; and leaving the Religious Right – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – The ongoing tensions in Ferguson, MO following the police shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old African American man have sparked a conversation among faith leaders nationwide. This week, we bring together two leading voices on faith and social justice – National Cathedral Dean, […]

Nuns vs. Bishops; New Voter Guide; No LGBT Rights on the African Leader Summit Agenda – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – The tensions between the Vatican and American women religious. We’ll hear about the recent annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and award recipient Sister Elizabeth Johnson’s unvarnished speech from writer Patricia Miller. Patti wrote about the assembly for Religion Dispatches […]

The struggle against violence, injustice and hate – next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – After the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old African American in Missouri, the response of some in the community has caught many off guard. What does this tell us about the state of race in this country? Welton will talk with Pastor Mike […]