Show Archive

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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June 27, 2015 – Racism in Our Nation and LGBT Rights Around the World

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy reflects on the mass shooting earlier this month in Charleston, South Carolina. He’ll speak with Anthea Butler, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, for analysis of the language being used to report on the tragedy. We’ll also […]

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The disturbing full-page ad threatening to defy a pro-marriage equality ruling from the Supreme Court

The disturbing full-page ad threatening to defy a pro-marriage equality ruling from the Supreme Court

  Welton’s comments on the disturbing full-page ad threatening to defy a pro-marriage equality ruling from the Supreme Court, signed not only by a variety of religious and secular conservative leaders, but two declared candidates for President of the United States. (Click image to see the .pdf version of the ad)

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June 20, 2015 – Religious Freedom, Torture and the Environment.

This weekend on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Welton Gaddy is joined by Senator Chris Coons of Delaware; Rev. Ron Stief, the executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture; and Jack Jenkins, Senior Religion Reporter at ThinkProgress, to discuss new, important political, cultural, and scientific events affecting America’s […]

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June 13, 2015 – The History of Papal Advocacy, a Rabbinic Letter on the Climate Crisis, and “Defying” the Courts

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will discuss Pope Francis’ much-anticipated encyclical on the environment with scholar Kevin Lowe. He’ll talk to Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Founder and Director of the Shalom Center in Philadelphia about the Rabbinic Letter on the Climate Crisis, which has […]

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