Show Archive

February 6, 2016 – ‘Trumping’ the Lies at the Intersection of Religion and Government

This weekend on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we look at campaign politics and a groundbreaking faith-based declaration. Out host, Re. Welton Gaddy, will sit down with Imam Mohamed Magid, Executive Director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, to discuss a comprehensive initiative to protect religious minorities. We’ll hear […]

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January 30th, 2016 – Following the Money: Primaries, Polls and Pandering

With the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus on Monday, every candidate is vying for the evangelical vote. 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 importance of a candidate’s faith (or lack thereof). Iowa Atheist Activist Justin Scott has been challenging […]

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January 23, 2016 – Headed to Iowa and It’s All About the Religious Right

With the Iowa Caucuses just days away, all political eyes are on the Religious Right. 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 Religious Right to help us understand the forces we might see at play in the upcoming […]

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January 16, 2016 – Celebrating our Ten Year Anniversary by remembering our past and looking ahead to the future

This week marks the tenth year of State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast. When we started the show, we aimed to reach new audiences and extend a message of religious inclusivity and how faith can positively impact our society. This last decade was only the beginning. It could not have been […]

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January 9, 2016 – New Year, New Actions on Gun Violence; Same Old Responses From the Religious Right

Any delusions that the New Year might start quietly are clearly over as State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, comes back with an action-packed show. Our host, Rev. Welton Gaddy, will sit down with Rev. Michael McBride of the Live Free campaign and Igor Volsky of the Center for American Progress […]

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January 2, 2016 – A Review of Religion News in 2015

At the beginning of a new year, we tend to take stock of the events of the year that has passed; State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, is no different. This week, Rev. Welton Gaddy will discuss the major religion news of 2015, the unchanging intersection of politics and religion over […]

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December 26, 2015 – Spirituality in the United States

On this episode of State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy will address spirituality, social media Scripture, and being Jewish at Christmastime. We will start by speaking with Dr. Diana Butler-Bass, a theologian who focuses her work on American religion and culture and recently released her ninth book. Then, […]

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December 19, 2015: State of the Culture Wars

On this episode of State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy will discuss the state of three ongoing culture war issues in our country – climate change, interfaith dialogue and the struggle for LGBT equality. First, we will be joined by Claire Markham of the Center for American Progress, […]

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December 12, 2015 – Politicians Look to Fear to Garner Support

On this episode of State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy will discuss the dangerous political climate that many politicians and presidential candidates have been creating, primarily through the employment of oppressive and undemocratic anti-Muslim rhetoric. First we will be joined by Farhana Khera, Executive Director of Muslim Advocates, […]

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December 5, 2015 – Division at the Dinner Table

You may have survived Thanksgiving dinner without discussing politics with family and friends, but with the holiday season upon us, you may not come away unscathed in the days ahead. This week on State of Belief, Rev. Gaddy will discuss the most divisive issues that may come up: a Donald Trump presidency, LGBT rights, and […]

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