Show Archive

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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July 16, 2016 — The End of White Christian America

America is no longer a majority white Christian nation. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we grapple with what that means for the nation. Our host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Dr. Robert Jones, author of the consequential new book, “The End of White Christian America.” Jones, who heads […]

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July 9, 2016 — The Nuns on the Bus ride again!

The Nuns on the Bus are back on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast. Our host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Sister Simone Campbell to discuss her message for American voters.  The nuns first made headlines in 2012 when they got on a bus and took their message of social justice to the […]

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July 2, 2016 – Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! We are celebrating July 4th with some unforgettable interviews from the past. We’ll talk about the Founding Fathers and the fight for the cherished freedoms we hold dear. You’ll hear from best-selling author Jon Meecham, who spoke to Welton right after publishing his book, American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation. This […]

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June 25, 2016 – Donald Trump Finds Religion

Meeting with 1,000 conservative evangelicals on Tuesday, Donald Trump questioned the religious beliefs of Hillary Clinton and vowed to let churches endorse from the pulpit. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, our host Rev. Welton Gaddy will get a perspective on the “Trumpvangelicals” from Sarah Posner, an investigative reporter at the intersection […]

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June 18, 2016 – In the wake of Orlando

We mourn the loss of 49 lives in Orlando, Florida and seek solutions in the face of another senseless tragedy. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, our host Rev. Welton Gaddy will speak with The Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson, longtime advocate for LGBT inclusivity in religious life and the […]

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June 11, 2016 – Ramadan Is Upon Us

The world lost a true original this week with the passing of Muhammad Ali, who once said he’d like to be the “Muslim Billy Graham.” This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, our host Rev. Welton Gaddy speaks with Yahya Hendi, the Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University, about the holy […]

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June 4, 2016 – Secular Voters Find Their Voice

With the number of religiously-unaffiliated Americans on the rise and the fiercely secular Bernie Sanders still in the race for the Democratic nomination, secular voters may be finding their voice. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, Welton hears from Larry Decker of the Secular Coalition for America about this […]

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May 28, 2016 – Welton Hits the Big Apple

As the temperatures in Monroe climb into the 90s, our host Rev. Welton Gaddy can hardly be blamed for taking a little trip up to New York City (where he landed in the first heat wave of the year…) This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s Radio show and podcast, Welton talks with the […]

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May 21, 2016 – The Attack on Transgender Rights

Transgender Americans have become a favorite target of far-right extremists who wield religion as a weapon. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, our host Rev. Welton Gaddy speaks with Joanne Keatley, head of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, about her personal journey and the current onslaught against […]

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