Show Archive

July 22, 2017 – Stopping the Political Religious Right’s power grab

The Political Religious Right already wields disproportionate power in our nation, and now they’re looking to destroy the law that prevents tax-exempt houses of worship from becoming unaccountable slush funds for political candidates. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll speak with one of the groups sounding the alarm […]

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July 15, 2017 – Books for your summer reading list

The news is moving extraordinarily quickly in our nation right now. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll step off the headline-chasing treadmill to revisit three past conversations with book authors that retain their importance and relevance today. First you’ll hear Welton’s 2016 interview with Public Religion Research Institute […]

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July 8, 2017 – Religion in early America

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History recently unveiled an exhibit on the history and role of religion in the early days of the United States. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll discuss the origin and significance of the exhibit with the Smithsonian’s first full-time religion curator. […]

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July 1, 2017 – Mixing church and state

The Supreme Court announced a major religious freedom ruling this past week that could undermine Church-State separation for decades to come. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll speak with a law professor who will trace the origins and implications of the ruling in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer. Host […]

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June 24, 2017 – Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, where have the Southern Baptists gone, Trump’s apocalyptic appeal

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, our host, Rev. Welton Gaddy will examine religious and cultural implications of the Wonder Woman film, the shrinking membership of the Southern Baptist Convention and the disturbing parallels between the president’s rhetoric – and that of Americans who truly believe the end […]

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June 17, 2017 – Booted from the Baptist Convention

Two headlines came out of the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual conference this week. First there were hiccups in passing a resolution rejecting white nationalism. Second, LGBT faith activists working to highlight the damage done by religious-based bigotry were expelled. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll get a firsthand […]

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June 10, 2017 – James Comey testifies

The nation’s capital has been consumed for days with news and analysis of fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before Congress. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll the discuss the hearing and what comes next. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Rabbi Jack Moline, President of […]

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June 3, 2017 – Confederate icons coming down

Across the South, attempts to end the veneration of the Confederacy in the public square have brought to light long-hidden racist and even white supremacist convictions. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll explore the tense and even violent reaction in certain quarters to the removal of plaques, statues and […]

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May 27, 2017 – LGBT rights under assault in Texas

With all eyes on the drama unfolding around the Trump administration, radical efforts to roll back equal rights for LGBT people are advancing in Texas. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll get you up to speed on two extremist proposals that could soon become the law of the […]

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May 20, 2017 – Torch-bearing racists on the march

Harking back to a dark chapter in American history, a menacing, torch-bearing racist mob marched on a Southern city last weekend. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll speak with that city’s mayor. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Michael Signer, mayor of Charlottesville, VA. Home to […]

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