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Sarah Posner

Finally, Welton will be joined by investigative journalist Sarah Posner, author of a provocative new piece in the New Republic headlined, “Amazing Disgrace.” In the article, Posner explores the unlikely synergy between the thrice-married and biblically illiterate Trump and the Religious Right.

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Kim Lawton

Many of us were deeply saddened to learn that the long-running PBS program Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly was ending its run after nearly two decades. The show’s managing editor and correspondent, Kim Lawton, will join us for a look back at her tenure at the show and a discussion of the challenges facing religion journalism […]

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Dahlia Lithwick

Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by one of the nation’s top analysts of the high court, Slate legal journalist and commentator Dahlia Lithwick, who has compellingly described Gorsuch as having been “hatched in a Federalist Society lab.” We’ll hear what she means by that and get her perspective on how the nomination will […]

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Interfaith Alliance 2017 Faith and Freedom Awards Invitation

Interfaith Alliance 2017 Faith and Freedom Awards Invitation

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Fletcher Harper, Greenfaith

Finally, Welton will be joined by Fletcher Harper, executive director of Greenfaith, for a discussion of how the anti-environment policies of the Trump administration are impacting faith-inspired activism to protect creation. With so much attention being paid elsewhere, it’s time for us to give the environment the attention it deserves.

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Kile Jones, Interfaith Alliance

The 2016 election saw the resurgence of the Religious Right as a leading force in shaping public policy. Increasingly, people of faith who are committed to the constitutional separation of church and state are allying with secular activists who share these values. We’ll explore this relationship with Kile Jones, an atheist activist from Arizona who […]

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Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Jr., Healing of the Nations Foundation

Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Jr., Senior Minister Emeritus of the Riverside Church in New York City and executive director of the Healing of the Nations Foundation, who has worked for decades to advance the wellbeing of our society. Rev. Forbes, who is as busy now as he’s […]

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Rabbi Jack Moline on the 2017 Interfaith Alliance Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom awards

Finally, Welton will be joined by Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, to get a preview of next month’s Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Awards in Washington, DC. The event will honor longtime public radio host Diane Rehm and Gold Star dad and activist Khizr Khan for their outstanding achievements at the crossroads of […]

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Political management expert Greg Lebel on the Trump term so far

While many in the media see the Trump administration as chaotic, and at times downright dysfunctional, his supporters seem to think that everything is going according to plan. Which is it? Or could both be true? Welton will pose these questions and more to State of Belief’s regular political commentator Greg Lebel, a veteran of […]

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Muslim Advocates’ Jonathan Smith on the new Muslim ban

Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Jonathan Smith, legal director at Muslim Advocates, for a discussion of the legal issues and human implications of the latest executive order, and how it compares with its predecessor. We’ll also hear how Muslim Advocates and other civil rights organizations are working in the courts to block […]

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