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Forward Together; An Interfaith Pope?; Clean Water v. Ebola – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Racial issues are filling the headlines. We’ll focus on effective strategies in the pursuit for justice with the Rev. William Barber, founder of the Moral Monday Movement and head of the North Carolina NAACP. His new book is Forward Together: A Moral Message […]

“The Complementarity of Man and Woman”

Conservative faith leaders met at the Vatican this week for “The Complementarity of Man and Woman,” an interfaith colloquium espousing the benefits of living in traditional family arrangements. Welton speaks with Sister Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, about what happened during the meeting and what it means as a follow-up to last month’s […]

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Rightwingers Swarm the Vatican; Science + Religion; and postChristian – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – An interfaith gathering of prominent conservative religious leaders at the Vatican this week for a colloquium on “The Complementarity of Man and Woman” has alarmed many  mainstream pope-watchers. We’ll get a briefing from Sister Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry. Also, a long-term […]

What Motivated Voters; LGBT Progress With Evangelicals; HRC in MS; Muslim Prayers at the Cathedral – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – We saw some contradictory voting patters on November 4th. Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute will be with us to look at the values driving those choices, through the comprehensive 2014 Post-Election American Values Survey, asking, “What Motivated Voters […]

Greg Lebel with Welton Gaddy in the studio

Election Aftermath; The Death With Dignity Debate – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – So the election is over, and as we all know, the outcome turned out to be… shall we say… lopsided. George Washington University’s Greg Lebel is back with us, to analyze what happened – and just as importantly, what it means for our […]

Welton Gaddy with GWU's Greg Lebel

Chasing Votes, Blocking Votes; Petitioning the Southern Baptists – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – “Jim Crow Returns.” With an explosive new investigation for Al Jazeera America of widespread voter suppression efforts ahead of election day, best-selling author and journalist Greg Palast will be with us with a dire warning. Scroll down for clips from the report. Also, a […]

Terror to the North; Sin and the Synod; Gay Dollars for Anti-gay Bakers; and Every Three Seconds, the Movie – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – A bakery was fined for refusing Gay customers. Now, a Gay Evangelical Christian is raising the $150,000 they need to stay in business. Matt Stohlandske’s story is one you cannot miss. He wrote about it for the Washington Post in a column headlined […]

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 […]