Show Archive

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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November 15, 2014 – Voters and Their Values

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy gets an update on the latest innovations and most exciting changes in interfaith practice and politics. We’ll hear from Robby Jones of the Public Religion Research Institute to get a window into the religious and political dynamics of […]

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November 8, 2014 – Party politics and end of life choices

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy focuses on the midterm elections – and on the ongoing national debate about the rights of the terminally ill. State of Belief regular Greg Lebel stops by the show to explain why exactly Democrats did so poorly in […]

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Nov 1, 2014 – Some Chase Votes; Others Block Votes

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy brings you up to speed just in time for this week’s midterm elections. We’ll check in with Greg Lebel about some of the hottest issues and most exciting races of the season, and journalist Greg Palast shares a […]

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October 25, 2014 – Religion for better, not for worse

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy invites Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer to discuss why young Americans and Canadians are trying to join ISIS and the possible connection to the shooting in Ottowa this week. Religion News Service’s Kevin Eckstrom explains what actually happened at the […]

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October 18, 2014 – Faith leaders make the news

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, journalist Sarah Posner fills in for host Welton Gaddy. Sarah discusses faith leaders’ involvement in the Ferguson October protests last weekend with Pastor Mike McBride, and reflects on the end of the Roman Catholic Church’s Synod on the Family with historian Patricia […]

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October 11, 2014 – Fighting Ebola, bullying and textbook standards

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy discusses challenges facing schools, including the protection of LGBT students and the political agenda behind some textbook standards. Listen in to hear Emile Lester analyze problematic school curricula and Ross Murray discuss #SpiritDay and GLAAD’s effort to end anti-gay […]

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October 4, 2014 – Matthew Vines and a conference for pro-LGBT Christians

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Welton dives into the latest data on America’s changing religious and political trends and checks in on two of the newest fronts in the long struggle for equality for the LGBT community. Tune in to hear from Evangelical activist Matthew Vines about […]

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September 27, 2014 – Faith Communities Rally for the Climate

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, the Rev. Welton Gaddy and his guests take a look at how the interfaith community is responding to climate change, including a report from the largest mass action for our climate in history. We review the top religion news stories from the […]

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September 20th, 2014 – Just War, or just war?

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Welton looks into the biggest political stories of the day from several unique religious perspectives. We’ll hear from a Christian theologian about the situation with ISIS, a prominent Rabbi tells us about the Jewish New Year, and two activists fill us in […]

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