Show Archive

May 23, 2015 – Fear of a Secular Nation

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy looks at the latest developments in the fight to protect real religious freedom in America. We’ll hear from longtime friend of the show John Denison about a fight bubbling up in Welton’s home state of Louisiana. Entrepreneur and […]

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May 16, 2015 – How Many Nones Does it Take to Re-Landscape America?

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy dedicates the entire show to the changing religious landscape of America. We’ll hear from three guests on the issue, each with their own unique insight – you won’t want to miss any of it! First, Welton will check […]

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May 9, 2015 – Spreading Love Not Hate, Celebrating the Sikh Faith, Protecting Secularism and Words to the Unwise

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will speak with Ken Sofer of the Center for American Progress about Islamophobia and the structures working to disenfranchise Muslims in America. Welton will also sit down with filmmaker and activist Valarie Kaur, who delivered a sermon at […]

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May 2, 2015 – This Week on State of Belief: Faith in Baltimore, The Negative Side of Religious Freedom Rhetoric, and Femmevangelicals

Rev. Welton Gaddy is back from Sri Lanka this week after participating in a State Department delegation on religious freedom. We’ll hear about his trip on an upcoming show, but this week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Welton will sit down with Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, III, a pastor […]

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April 25, 2015 – A Nun, a Jewish Scholar, and Muslims in America

State of Belief host Rev. Welton Gaddy is away with a State Department delegation, discussing religious freedom in Sri Lanka. We’ll hear all about his trip on an upcoming show, but this week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Huffington Post Executive Religion Editor Paul Raushenbush will guest-host. Paul will […]

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April 18, 2015 – Florida Family Equality, Religion and The Road to the White House, Religious Liberty 30,000 Feet in the Air

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will sit down with Denise Brogan-Kator, senior legislative counsel at Family Equality Council about an anti-gay near-miss in Florida’s adoption laws that would have hurt LGBT families. Sarah Posner, investigative reporter, will speak to Welton about the religious […]

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April 11, 2015 – #BetterTogether, Responding to and Reporting on RFRA, and Tux Evasion

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Reverend Welton Gaddy will sit down with Adam Garner, an organizer of Interfaith Youth Core’s “Better Together Day” campaign. Kevin Eckstrom, Editor-in-Chief of the Religion News Service, will discuss the challenges of covering the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Acts in various […]

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April 4th, 2015 – “Greatest Hits” for the Holiday Weekend

It’s been a big week in the news, with “religious freedom” legislation passed in Indiana and Arkansas making headlines for their potential to be used as vehicles for discrimination. At State of Belief, we take seriously the need for freedom from bias and discrimination, and so we ask our listeners to check out and get […]

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March 28th, 2015 – Feminism and Passover, Learning From Other Religions, and LGBT Inclusiveness and Book Deals

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Reverend Welton Gaddy speaks with Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt about her experience partnering with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on a feminist commentary on the Passover Story. Welton will also sit down with the Rev. Dr. J. Philip Wogaman about his […]

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March 21, 2015 – This Week On State of Belief – the Need for Jewish Visibility in Europe, Utah’s “Compromise” on LGBT Rights, and is Politics Trumping Policy.

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will dive into some of the hottest and most interesting issues in religion and politics today. We’ll hear from Terry Swartzberg, a Jewish activist in Germany, about the risks of overreacting to reports of growing anti-Semitism in Europe. […]

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