By Ray Kirstein on November 29, 2013
Happy Hanukkah and Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s what we’re serving up this weekend on State of Belief Radio. Still waiting for a place at the table. The frustrating lack of progress on immigration reform: we talk to the Rev. Dr. Miguel de la Torre, who’s Professor of Social Ethics and Latino/a Studies at the Iliff School […]
By Ray Kirstein on November 20, 2013
What a show we’ve got planned for you! Even as the United Methodist Church was preparing for the trial of the Rev. Frank Schaeffer for performing a same-sex wedding ceremony for his own son, Arch Street United Methodist Church in Philadelphia joined in challenging the current position of the denomination by hosting the marriage of […]
By Ray Kirstein on November 15, 2013
A Fast for Families, calling for immigration reform. We’ll talk to Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, co-chair of the National African American Clergy Network who’s out on the National Mall in Washington, DC with other activists and faith leaders demanding that Congress act – now. Then, a conversation with Dr. Jay Michaelson, author of the new book […]
SCOTUS Has A Case of Prayer; Progressive Religion Ascendant; Pope Francis Wants to Hear from You: Next State of Belief!
By Ray Kirstein on November 7, 2013
On the next State of Belief Radio – The Supreme Court hears a major case on prayer at public meetings. We’ll get a briefing from Interfaith Alliance’s Arielle Gingold, who was there. We’ll also talk about the long-awaited steps forward for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Then, a conversation with the Rev. Dr. Katherine Henderson, President of […]
Gay Marriage in Jersey; Analyzing Libertarians; and Environmentalist Evangelicals – Next State of Belief!
By Ray Kirstein on October 30, 2013
On the next State of Belief Radio – New Jersey has just become the latest state to permit marriage equality, and we’ll talk about the importance of that – and the role of faith leaders and other people of faith in overcoming opposition elsewhere – with Meredith Greenberg, who is cantor at Temple Ner Tamid in […]
By Ray Kirstein on October 24, 2013
On the next State of Belief Radio – The Affordable Care Act: new challenges from inside and outside. The Rev. Jennifer Butler, Founding CEO of Faith in Public Life will be with us to talk about the real mandate for universal health care: morality. Also – two new human rights reports raise disturbing questions about […]
Damage of the Shutdown; Faithful Filibuster; Christians Need to Stand Up For Each Other – Next State of Belief!
By Ray Kirstein on October 17, 2013
On the next State of Belief Radio – After the government shutdown: a $24 billion toll to our economy; but what are the costs to our communities? Minnesota organizer and activist Doran Schranz, Executive Director of Minnesota’s ISAIAH, explains what Washington politicians don’t get about the impact of their actions. The Rev. Jim Wallis, editor-in-chief […]
By Ray Kirstein on October 14, 2013
On October 13th, 2013, State of Belief host Rev. Welton Gaddy was on KSL-TV’s Deseret News “Sunday Edition” program to emphasize the urgency of ending the government shutdown before it potentially tips the scales for the most vulnerable among us “for the rest of their lives.”
Government Shutdown=Dominionist Dream; Supremes and Public Prayer; Post-religious Jews – Next State of Belief!
By Ray Kirstein on October 10, 2013
On the next State of Belief Radio – Dominionists cheer the government shutdown? A Teavangelical dream come true? Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Chris Hedges says everything’s going according to plan – and he’ll be with us to explain. Get ready for a fiery interview with his expose at TruthDig, The Radical Christian Right and […]
Government Shutdown Roundup; A High-tech Weapon Against Religious Hate Attacks – Next State of Belief!
By Ray Kirstein on October 3, 2013
On the next State of Belief Radio – When political deadlock leads to a government shutdown, what does that mean for working Americans? we’ll talk to Simon Greer, longtime community organizer and President and CEO of the Nathan Cummings Foundation. With a long history of working for justice for all Americans, he brings both a […]