Show Archive

April 30, 2016 – Church, God and Knowing Nothing

Do you ignore facts? Find evidence-based claims to be onerous and annoying? Turns out you’re not alone! This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, our host Rev. Welton Gaddy speaks with Dr. Robert Proctor on the multi-million-dollar ignorance industry. We’ll hear from Interfaith Alliance President Rabbi Jack Moline about the […]

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April 23, 2016 – Passover, Medical Care, and a Reflection on the Election

On this episode of State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddey will discuss the dangerous affects of state laws that let parents make critical decisions to deny their child’s medical care under the guise of “religious freedom.” We’ll then talk with a campaign veteran about important issues around the […]

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April 16th, 2016 – A Star-Studded Show

Every week we strive to bring you top-notch reporting from the intersection of religion, government and politics, but sometimes the stars align and we get a show – like this week’s – with three guests whose dedication and knowledge are unparalleled. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll get […]

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April 9th, 2016 – Louisiana: A Microcosm of the Religious Freedom Fight

This week, our host Rev. Welton Gaddy participated in a series of panels about religious freedom sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, and so we’re focusing our show on some important local issues. On this episode of State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll hear from Rev. Barry Lynn, […]

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April 2nd, 2016 – The Fearmongering Continues

Over the last few months, we haven’t been silent on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, about our concern over anti-refugee sentiment and misguided, anti-LGBT ‘Religious Freedom Restoration Acts,’ but this week we take those issues head on. We’ll hear from Elizabeth Gill about the ACLU’s lawsuit against North Carolina’s anti-LGBT […]

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March 26th, 2016 – Connecting with Our Cuban Brothers and Sisters

Last week President Obama made a historic visit to Cuba, becoming the first President to travel to this nearby neighbor in nearly 100 years. But, while the US government has had no relations with Cuba for more than 50 years, many domestic faith communities have continued to connect with communities there. This week on State […]

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March 19th, 2016 – The Campaign and the Court

This week President Obama named Judge Merrick Garland as his nominee to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, imagine our surprise when we learned that a frequent guest of ours used to clerk for Judge Garland! On this episode of State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll hear from the […]

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March 12th, 2016 – Racism and Politics

How much of today’s political rhetoric is impacted by a racial subtext? Does this subtext contribute to the effort to deny President Obama the legacy of another Supreme Court nominee? What will it take to truly engage voters around legitimate issues? And what’s the role for faith leaders in addressing these issues? Rev. Derrick Harkins […]

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March 5th, 2016 – E J Dionne on Why the Right Went Wrong

With the political season growing louder each day, all eyes are on the GOP. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy sits down with some leading experts on the campaign season to help us understand the conservative movement. We’ll hear from Greg Lebel of George Washington […]

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February 27, 2016 – The ‘Christian Failures’ of Trump and Cruz

With Super Tuesday just days away, all eyes are on Donald Trump. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy sits down with some leading experts on how religious conflicts might affect tolerance and coexistence. We’ll hear from Eunice Rho of the American Civil Liberties Union about […]

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