Show Archive

January 24, 2015 – SCOTUS Eyes Marriage; Call to Prayer Blocked at Duke; New Leader at Interfaith Alliance

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, our host, Rev. Welton Gaddy, speaks with his successor at the organization, Rabbi Jack Moline, the new executive director of Interfaith Alliance. Welton will speak with Duke University’s Bruce Lawrence about a “Christian” backlash that led to the cancellation of a planned […]

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January 17th, 2015 – MLK Day and the Response to Paris Continues…

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, our host, Rev. Welton Gaddy continues to wrestle with the responses to the tragic attack in Paris earlier this month. We’ll talk to religion scholar Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer who argues that these attacks were not about religion, and we’ll hear from our […]

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January 10, 2014 – “Fix society, please” – responding to a transgender suicide

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, our host, Rev. Welton Gaddy, examines how families and congregations can best support transgender youth; explores how Louisiana politics impact national politics (viz. Rep. Steve Scalise, Gov. Bobby Jindal); and with the Feast of the Three Kings just behind us, a book […]

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January 3, 2015 – Closing a year, ending an era

This week State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, rings in the new year with a very special edition. First, Welton continues his annual New Year’s tradition of reflecting with Religion News Service editor-in-chief Kevin Eckstrom on the past year in religion and politics. Then, as Welton steps aside as president of […]

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December 27, 2014 – The holiday afterglow

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy talks Christmas In America with the Pew Forum’s Jessica Martinez. He also welcomes back Jerry DeWitt, founder of the Community Mission Chapel, to see how his congregation celebrated Christmas and what he learned after the chapel’s first year. […]

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December 20, 2014 – Spreading light this holiday season

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy broadcasts from Argot Studios in New York City. This week, the Rev. Pat Bumgardner of the Global Justice Institute briefs us on achievements in 2014 – and aspirations for 2015 – for LGBTQI advocates around the globe. National […]

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December 13, 2014 – Rejecting Denial in the Face of Police Brutality and Injustice

From the streets of our major cities to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, an outpouring of outrage and activism continues in the wake of a series of police shootings of unarmed African Americans. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy addresses the […]

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December 6th, 2014 – Justice, peace and water for all

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy tackles issues that go beyond one faith alone. Veteran Vatican reporter Josephine McKenna evaluates Pope Francis’ visit to Turkey last weekend, during which he condemned violence perpetrated by ISIS and fostered a better relationship between the Roman Catholic […]

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November 29, 2014 – The Thanksgiving Edition

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy gives thanks for our listeners and explores the meaning behind Thanksgiving. Dennis Zotigh, an American Indian and cultural specialist at the National Museum of the American Indian, shares his perspective on the holiday. Author Dr. Peter Gardella is […]

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November 22, 2014 – A nun, an astrophysicist and a Post-Christian walk into a radio show…

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy comes to you from the Center for American Progress studios in downtown Washington. We’ll hear from three guests on the latest dynamics confronting the Christian community today. Sister Jeannine Gramick explains what an interfaith group of religious leaders […]

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