Show Archive

April 12, 2014 – The Bible and the Box Office with Bishop Gene Robinson

This weekend on State of Belief, hear about faith-based efforts to stop the bullying of LGBTQ students in schools – and the opposition that claims to stand for religious freedom. Also, settle into your seat and grab your bag of popcorn, because we’re talking about the Bible’s recent “boom” in Hollywood with Bishop Gene Robinson. […]

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April 5, 2014 – What’s a Revangelical? Moral Mondays Expand, and Noah’s Number One!

State of Belief comes to you this week from the Georgia Public Broadcasting studios in Macon, GA.  Tune in to hear a conversation with the writer of the hit film “Noah,” finding Dr. King’s legacy in Georgia’s Moral Monday movement, and a Millennial Evangelical response to World Vision’s flip-flop on marriage equality. What’s a Revangelical? Last […]

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March 29th, 2014 – From the Front Lines

This weekend, tune in to State of Belief  to hear tales from the front in the struggle to reclaim a progressive religious voice in America. We’ll hear updates on religious freedom at the Supreme Court from noted scholar Jay Michaelson, learn about some exciting developments in immigration activism from the unstoppable Stosh Cottler, and listen to […]

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March 22, 2014 – Westboro in Fred Phelps’ Wake

This weekend on State of Belief, we take a look at what’s next for several flashpoint issues in the faith world. We’ll hear from an expert on the Westboro Baptist Church on the future of that notorious group following the death of its infamous leader, Fred Phelps. Jay Michaelson will share his take on the coming […]

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March 15, 2014 – Persecution Today: From Uganda to the Church to CPAC

This weekend on State of Belief, Welton takes a deep look at the struggle for LGBT rights at home and abroad. The Rev. Dr. Amos C. Brown of the NAACP will share his important work organizing American clergy to combat anti-gay laws in Africa, and Rev. Jimmy Creech reflects on his experience fighting for LGBT […]

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March 8, 2014 – Religion and Politics, from the Ukraine to the United Methodist Church

This weekend on State of Belief, Welton dives into the crisis in Ukraine. We’ll get an update on Russia’s mix of religion and politics from Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, and hear from our friend Valdas Dovydenas on the ground in Kiev. Then, back on the domestic front, Welton checks in with FCNL’s Jim Cason […]

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March 1, 2014 – “My Brother’s Keeper,” Changing Views on LGBT Equality and the Right’s Ongoing War Against Equality.

This weekend on State of Belief, Welton chats with guests about a new poll showing America’s fast-shifting views on LGBT rights, the importance of President Obama’s new “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative and the necessity of inter- and intra-religious dialogue in universities across the country. Finally, Welton has a reaction to Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of […]

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February 22, 2014 – Gay Marriage Brought to Us By Christianity?

This weekend on State of Belief, hear about one young activist’s fight against teaching creationism in schools; to explore the positive role Christianity has played in the campaign for marriage equality; and to learn about America’s first interfaith high school. Don’t miss a special “Word from Welton” about what’s wrong and what’s at stake in […]

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February 15 – Visas, Vladimir and Valentines

This weekend on State of Belief, Welton catches us up on some of the hot-button issues of the day. We’ll hear from Jen Smyers of Church World Service about the latest work from the faith community to pass immigration reform, and author Jeff Sharlet rejoins us to discuss how some American Evangelicals have affected Vladimir […]

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February 8th, 2014 – An Interfaith Vision for Justice in the New Year

This weekend on State of Belief, Welton reflects on the program’s “Prophetic Vision for a New Year” series with a panel of prominent guests, observing how the fight for social justice brings together people of all different faiths.  And Kevin Eckstorm – editor-in-chief of Religion News Service – weighs in on the mass media’s role. […]

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