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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 […]

From Louisiana With Regret – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Welton Gaddy is in Lafayette, Louisiana, with some of the participants and attendees at Freedom for All Faiths, a panel discussion sponsored by the ACLU of Louisiana. You’ll hear from the longtime head of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the […]

ACLU v. NC; Americans on Immigration; Studying the Nonreligious – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – New findings from the Public Religion Research Institute on American views toward immigrants confirm some commonly-held assumptions, but shatter others. We’ll get an expert view from PRRI President Dr. Robert P. Jones. Also, the American Civil Liberties Union files suit against North Carolina’s […]

From Cuba With Love – Next State of Belief!

From Cuba With Love – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Just like President Obama, we’re heading to Cuba. We’ll talk to the Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell about her decades of work in this island nation – including her personal relationship with Fidel Castro, and involvement in the Elián González case. You’ll meet […]