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Dr. Sayyid Syeed receives the Interfaith Alliance President's Award from Rev. Welton Gaddy at the 2010 Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Banquet in New York City.

Religious Self-defense; Decoding Steve Bannon; The Conversation Project – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Seeing a growing threat to minority faith traditions in America’s new political makeup, the American Jewish Committee and the Islamic Society of North America have just launched the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council. We’ll hear about the religious persecution and discrimination the council will be […]

So what now; The Veep-elect; Healing & Reconciliation – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – With the surprising, for many, result of this past week’s election, host Welton Gaddy starts the show with some thoughts on fear, and hope. It was an election result that very few experts saw coming. We’ll look at how we got here, and […]

Khizr Khan; Anxious Christians; COP22 – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Khizr Khan brought a sobering message of patriotism and sacrifice to the Democratic National Convention stage – and to the anti-Muslim rhetoric that was so prevalent in this year’s campaign. Now, on the eve of the election, Khizr Khan will bring his copy […]

American Values ’16; Trump Fans’ Future; Policy Predictions – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – We take a look at where we are now, and where we are likely to be going in the very near future. The 2016 American Values Survey has just been released by the Public Religion Research Institute, and we’ll get the highlights from […]

Dolores Huerta addresses the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Latinos Vote, Revolutionary Love, Political Linguistics, A Campaign Prayer – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Legendary Latina civil rights organizer Dolores Huerta. From her early days with Cesar Chavez to her work with People for the American Way Latinos Vote! campaign this year, it’s a conversation you don’t want to miss. We’ll ask activist and filmmaker Valarie Kaur about […]

Feminism, Misogyny, and a Presidential Debate – Next State of Belief!

Feminism, Misogyny, and a Presidential Debate – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – A growing number of women have had it with Donald Trump – and with conservative leaders who are excusing his, quote, “locker room talk.” This is particularly true in some faith communities. We’ll talk with the Rev. Jennifer Crumpton, author of the book […]

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 […]