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July 19, 2014 – Laws, Lawsuits and Liberty

July 19, 2014 – Laws, Lawsuits and Liberty

On This week’s State of Belief special guest host Kevin Eckstrom, Editor-in-Chief of Religion News Service, sits in as host Welton Gaddy continues to take some time off. We’ll hear from two civil rights leaders, Rabbi David Saperstein and Stacey Long Simmons, as they wrestle with religious exemptions to LGBT equality proposals. Muslim Advocates returns […]

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July 12, 2014 – The Best of State of Belief

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, you’ll hear a rebroadcast of some important conversations from past shows, as host Welton Gaddy takes a little time off. From the insidious dominionist impulse driving today’s “religious liberty” claims to suppressed theology; from the ongoing ENDA debate to interreligious respect for […]

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July 5, 2014 – Let’s Talk About What Happened With Hobby Lobby.

This weekend on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Welton sits down with four different guests to talk about their views on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, which found that certain for-profit corporations could refuse to cover employees legally-mandated access to contraception on the basis of their […]

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June 28, 2014 – Profiteering Off Snake Oil and Dissent in the LDS Church

This weekend on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Welton sits down with two activists connected to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to talk about the ways that LDS authorities have reacted to the increasing progressive activism and dissent within the church. He also talks with an […]

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June 21, 2014 – Obama’s Executive Order, the Battle Over Abortion and Another Look into the WBC

This weekend on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Welton sits down with an author who dives into the murky history of the Catholic Church’s opposition to legal abortion in the United States. Then two guests – our good friend Bishop Gene Robinson and a member of the Interfaith Alliance team […]

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June 14, 2014 – Surveys, Conventions, Elections and One Son’s Escape from the Westboro Baptist Church

This weekend on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, hear about the new life of progressive activism led by one of the sons of Fred Phelps – the recently deceased leader of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church. Also, we see what new surveys can tell us about changing public opinion on […]

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June 7th, 2014 – Interreligious Cooperation in Unexpected Places

June 7th, 2014 – Interreligious Cooperation in Unexpected Places

This week on State of Belief, Welton comes to you from Boise, Idaho, where progressive faith movements – including the participation of our affiliate, Interfaith Alliance Idaho – are alive and well. Tune in to hear two Boise residents talk about the challenges of providing outlets for alternative voices – be they radio shows or […]

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May 31, 2014 – Making Our Communities More Inclusive and Why It’s So Important

This week on State of Belief, Welton checks in with three dynamic individuals seeking change in our religious communities. Tune in to hear about these advocates’ inspiring work fighting for inclusivity in the Evangelical community, the rights of atheists and secular Americans, and an end to exportation of American religious-fueled hate to countries in Africa […]

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May 24th, 2014 – From Oregon to Sudan, the Many Faces of Religious Freedom

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Welton and his guests discuss three recent developments in the world of religion, culture, and politics. Tune in to hear some valuable insight about federal courts in Pennsylvania and Oregon striking down same-sex marriage bans, the role of debt and a culture […]

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May 17th, 2014 – From “Satanic” Masses to the NFL

This week on State of Belief, Welton and his guests discuss two new developments – and one very old one – in the world of religion, culture and politics. Tune in to hear the latest on the reaction to the NFL’s drafting of the first openly gay pro-football player and on one leader’s efforts to […]

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