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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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PORK AND (HUMAN) BEINGS

In an astonishing op-ed, two members of Congress have equated carnitas burritos and human beings. Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma and Rep. Randy Forbes of Virginia, both Republicans, present the argument that the values that allow the management of Chipotle to choose its suppliers of pork products ought to allow them – or anybody else […]

Jewish in Germany; Politics Trump Policy; Whose Religious Freedom – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – A Jewish activist in Germany says, it’s essential to be visible – even as many in his community are afraid to be, and some leaders even say Jews should leave Europe! You’ll meet Terry Swartzberg, an American-born resident of Munich who is a […]

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I wasn’t born until 1952, but somehow Franklin Graham’s rhetoric struck with me when I heard him say that Washington has been “infiltrated by Muslims” and that they are “advising the White House.”  Fox’s Bill O’Reilley asked him for names, and Graham replied, “I can get you those.” My adult self is quite certain that […]

A Marriage in Austin, Equality Texas, and The Rosenwald Schools – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – The first same-sex wedding in Texas. First a victory for LGBT rights – then a vow from the Attorney General to nullify the marriage! We’ll get the outrageous first-hand story from the newlyweds themselves – Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant. Also, engaging progressive […]

Countering Violent Extremism; Politics and the Prime Minister’s Speech; Straight Face – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – The White House hosts a high-profile Summit on countering violent extremism. Muslim Advocates’ Legal Director Glenn Katon was there, and we’ll get his firsthand impressions – as well as an evaluation of what the next steps need to be. Also, the ongoing controversy […]

SCOTUS Eyes Marriage; Call to Prayer Blocked at Duke; New Leader at Interfaith Alliance – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Silencing the Muslim call to prayer at Duke University. We’ll talk to the founder of Duke’s Islamic Studies Center, the Rev. Dr. Bruce B. Lawrence. Also, the Supreme Court makes a religious liberty ruling – and takes up marriage equality. We’ll hear from […]