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Bishop Karen Oliveto

Finally, Welton will be joined by Bishop Karen Oliveto, the first openly gay person to serve as a bishop in the United Methodist Church. The highest court of the church recently found her to be in violation of church law but decided against taking action. That, however, is not the end of the story. Tune […]

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Father James Martin

As part of his whirlwind overseas tour, President Trump met last week with Pope Francis in the Vatican. Photographs resulted, but did anything of substance happen? Welton will pose that question to Father James Martin, who recently received a papal appointment to the Vatican Department of Communications. Martin is a Jesuit priest and prolific author […]

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Kathy Miller

Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network, which is on the front lines of defending Texans’ constitutional rights against encroachment by the Religious Right. Texas legislators recently passed a bill that would allow adoption agencies to turn away LGBT parents on religious grounds. They’re also nearing […]

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Religion News Service Editor-in-chief Jerome Socolovsky

Finally, our nation’s less-than-diplomatic President has set off on his first foreign trip. With stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican, what could possibly go wrong? We’ll get thoughts from Religion News Service Editor-in-Chief Jerome Socolovsky.

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Rt. Rev. Bishop Gene Robinson

The Chautauqua Institution, founded in 1874 in upstate New York, began with a focus on – and continues to offer – religion-themed programming. We were thrilled to learn this week that retired Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson has accepted the position of Senior Pastor and Chair of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith in Society at […]

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Mayor Michael Signer of Charlottesville, VA

Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Michael Signer, mayor of Charlottesville, VA. Home to the University of Virginia and just over 100 miles from the nation’s capital, Charlottesville is typically a progressive bastion. That changed last Saturday when white nationalist leader Richard Spencer, of “hail Trump” infamy, and his racist supporters came to town […]

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Rev. Welton Gaddy

Finally, Welton will share his perspective on recent actions by the administration.

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Rabbi Jack Moline

Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, will be on to help us make sense of President Trump’s dangerous new executive order that aims to politicize houses of worship. Speaking from Israel, Rabbi Moline will explore the potential consequences of the president’s gift to the Religious Right.

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Deborah Lee

It’s wildly inaccurate to paint all evangelical Christians in this country with a broad brush, but the Religious Right has long claimed the label for its own. In the media and politics, the two terms are virtually interchangeable. However, that overlooks the many evangelicals who don’t fit the stereotype of being white, southern and Republican. […]

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One America Movement founder Andrew Hanauer

Finally, even as Americans seem more at odds with one another than ever, there are efforts underway to bring the nation together. We’ll close the show by interviewing the founder of the One America Movement, Andrew Hanauer, who’s working to beat the odds by uniting people across religious and political lines. You won’t want to […]

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