Show Archive

September 24, 2016 – Bigotry in the race for President

Don’t you think it’s high time for voices of moral leadership to weigh in on the divisive, hateful rhetoric of the 2016 campaign? We certainly do. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll explore the moral aspects of the presidential campaign. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by […]

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September 17, 2016 – Religious Right activists descend on DC

Last weekend’s Values Voter Summit in the nation’s capital drew thousands of Religious Right activists to hear fringe figures and national political figures alike, including Donald Trump and Mike Pence. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll get an on-the-ground report from the conference, which is organized each year […]

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September 10, 2016 – Remembering 9/11 with a father who’ll never forget

With the passing of Labor Day weekend, we’re into the home stretch of the political season. In fact, early voting starts soon in a number of states. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll take stock of this roller coaster ride of an election. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will […]

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September 3, 2016 – State of Belief Celebrates Labor Day

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’re celebrating the holiday with a remarkable interview from the past. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy was joined in 2013 for the full show by Rt. Rev. John Shelby Spong, the retired Episcopal Bishop of Newark, NJ, who had recently authored the book, “The Fourth Gospel: Tales […]

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August 27, 2016: Religious Freedom At Large

The annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom has just been issued. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we will discuss the highlights – and the lowlights – among the report’s findings. Our host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by our nation’s Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, […]

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August 20, 2016 – An imam gunned down in Queens

Last weekend, an imam and his aide were brutally murdered in broad daylight in Queens while walking home from their mosque. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we will explore the impact on those who knew the victims, and the broader Muslim community. Our host Rev. Welton Gaddy will […]

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August 13, 2016 – Team USA goes interfaith

We’ve all seen female Muslim athletes wearing hijabs competing for Team USA at the Rio Olympics, including fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we will explore the challenges, and significance, of this development. Our host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Solmaz Sharif, co-founder of […]

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August 6, 2016 – Compelling voices from the DNC

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we feature additional voices from the Democratic National Convention. Our host Rev. Welton Gaddy and Interfaith Alliance president Rabbi Jack Moline were on the ground in Philadelphia last month and interviewed politicians, activists, faith leaders and more. Don’t miss the second half of […]

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July 30th, 2016 – Conversations from the DNC in Philadelphia

As the drama of the Democratic National Convention unfolded in Philadelphia this past week, State of Belief served up daily interviews with diverse voices from across the political spectrum. Our host Welton Gaddy was there, microphone in hand, along with Interfaith Alliance president Jack Moline and professor Greg Lebel of George Washington University. From lawmakers […]

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July 23, 2106 – Dispatches from the Republican National Convention

Each day of the GOP gathering in Cleveland, our host Welton Gaddy spoke to experts and commentators from across the political spectrum about what we were hearing from the arena stage. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we offer up highlights from those conversations. You’ll also hear Welton’s thoughts […]

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