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January 21, 2017 – Inauguration Weekend with State of Belief

This weekend, the world is watching the peaceful transfer of power that has been a hallmark of our democracy for over two centuries. On this week’s show, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will examine where we are at this moment in history, discuss loyal opposition efforts from part of the faith community, and present the life […]

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January 14, 2017 – Celebrating 11 years of State of Belief

This weekend marks 11 years of continuous broadcasting for State of Belief Radio. It was launched and has been sustained by Interfaith Alliance as well as the generous support of listeners like you. On this week’s show, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will reflect on the show’s past and look ahead to how State of Belief […]

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January 7, 2016 – Learning more about ignorance

“Fake news” permeated the national discourse in late 2016. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll speak with an expert who literally wrote the book on the topic. Stanford Professor Robert Proctor coined the term “agnotology” in his seminal book by the same name to describe “deliberately manufactured ignorance.” […]

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January 1, 2017 – Celebrate the New Year with State of Belief

Happy New Year! This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’re celebrating the holiday by revisiting more of our favorite interviews from years past. If you missed them the first time, you won’t want to miss them again! We’ll kick off this week’s show with host Rev. Welton Gaddy’s 2009 […]

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December 24, 2016 – State of Belief celebrates the holidays

Happy Holidays! This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’re looking back to some of our favorite interviews from years past. We’ll begin with host Rev. Welton Gaddy’s 2007 conversation with Jon Meacham, then-editor-in-chief of Newsweek, and the Washington Post’s Sally Quinn about the launch of On Faith — an […]

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December 17, 2016 – The truth about fake news

Fake News proliferates on social media and undermines the truth. It even helped decide the winner of the 2016 election. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll hear from a leading group that is tackling the problem head-on. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Eric Boehlert, senior […]

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December 10, 2016 – Surviving President Trump

Many LGBTQ Americans feel threatened after election of Donald Trump and a Republican Congress. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll hear how supporters of equal rights for all should respond to the challenge of the next four years. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Sunnivie Brydum, […]

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December 3, 2016 – Ministering to the fearful and marginalized in the Trump Era.

Ministering to LGBT, immigrant and other minority communities has never been easy, but the rise of Donald Trump – and the rhetoric that propelled that rise – presents new challenges. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll explore the impact and intersection of bias, religion and support for the […]

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November 26, 2016 – The battle at Standing Rock

With far less press coverage than it deserves, a battle has been playing out in North Dakota between local and federal law enforcement on one side and Native American activists and environmental advocates on the other. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll take you to the front lines […]

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November 19, 2016 – Jews and Muslims join to fight discrimination

In response to growing hostility against minority faith traditions in contemporary America, two leading faith groups are joining forces to better foster understanding. And they’re crossing faith boundaries to do it. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll speak with a leading force behind the new Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council. […]

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