Show Archive

August 29, 2015 – The Struggle for Religious Freedom Goes South

From the Deep South to Southern Europe, struggles for religious freedom are sending ripples across our communities. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy takes a look at three different conflicts facing religious communities. We’ll hear about Texas Freedom Network’s fight to keep Christian education out […]

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August 22, 2015 – Remembering Julian Bond, Interpreting Donald Trump and Exposing Christian Reconstructionists

Donald Trump may not seem share a lot in common with the average preacher (at least not our host Welton Gaddy), but both could end up shaping the political landscape in 2016. This week on State of Belief, our host Rev. Welton Gaddy, examines the Trump phenomenon with Prof. George Lakoff, one of America’s leading […]

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August 15th, 2015 – Race, Religion and Reproductive Rights on the 2016 Campaign Trail

As the 2016 elections heat up across the country, things are heating up on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, as well (and not just because it’s 104 degrees in Welton’s home town of Monroe, LA). This week we check in with several experts about the religious dimensions of the race […]

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August 8, 2015 – A Little Summer Reading with State of Belief

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Reverend Welton Gaddy interviews three authors: Dr. Leah Gunning Francis, whose book on Ferguson and the #BlackLivesMatter movement is essential reading in light of the anniversary of the death Michael Brown; Rev. Barry Lynn, who’s memoir reflects on his quarter-century of […]

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August 1, 2015 – Our Ugly Political Landscape, the Eternal Religious Freedom Debate, and Nuclear Scientist Clergy?

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Welton Gaddy offers a couple of particularly though-provoking segments. He’ll talk with an Atlantic writer about the tricky issues surrounding religious freedom and civil rights. We’ll also examine the state of affairs in this cycle of presidential politics – and whether […]

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July 25th, 2015 – Undoing Religious Liberty, The Right’s Subversion of America’s Oldest Institution

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Welton looks into the latest developments in religious freedom – and the Right’s attempt to subvert it – in America today. We’ll take a look behind the infamous Planned Parenthood videos and the Religious Right’s campaign against reproductive health services. We’ll hear […]

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July 18, 2015 – From Charleston to Pluto: Looking To The Heavens and Close To Home

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Interfaith Alliance Executive Director Rabbi Jack Moline is filling in for Welton Gaddy as host. We’ll check in with PICO National Network’s Pastor Mike McBride about his organization’s broad response to the tragedy in Charleston. We’ll hear from Celene Ibrahim-Lizzio about a […]

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Realizing the Inextricable Link Between Racial Justice and LGBT Equality

Two years ago, following the Supreme Court’s striking down of DOMA and concurrent gutting of the Voting Rights Act, Welton spoke with two Unitarian Universalist leaders, Rev. Meg Riley and Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt. They discuss the value of black allies to the LGBT rights movement and vice versa, and the ways in which all […]

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July 11, 2015 – A Look Back at Our Best Discussions on Civil Rights and A Conversation on the Politics of Christian Fundamentalism

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy has the week off. So we’ll revisit a couple of memorable past interviews on the history of the Civil Rights movement and the call to engage LGBT activists in the fight for racial justice. We’ve also been eager […]

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July 4th, 2015 – Independence for All – Marriage Equality and What It Means For Our Country

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy, celebrates the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality. The Rt. Reverend Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Bishop in the Episcopalian Church, and Rabbi Jack Moline, the Executive Director of Interfaith Alliance, will talk about their reactions to […]

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