Show Archive

August 23, 2014 – Checking in from the Intersection of Religion and Politics

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy and his guests take a look at several hot-button issues at the intersection of religion and politics in the news this week. We’ll hear from scholar and writer Patricia Miller about the changing relationship between Catholic women religious and […]

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August 16, 2014 – Fighting Marginalization, Bias and Violence

On this week’s State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show, Welton and his guests will take a hard look at some of concerning situations around the country and around the world. We’ll hear from Pastor Michael McBride of PICO National Network who has been closely following the situation in Ferguson, MO. Two experts will […]

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Aug 9th, 2014 – Welton is Back for This Week on State of Belief with ‘Pulpit Politics Revisited’

On this week’s State of Belief, Welton Gaddy returns to the host’s chair. We’ll hear from a leading LGBT rights activist in Iowa about a growing movement of young conservatives who support marriage equality. We’ll also get the latest on the Internal Revenue Service’s agreement to stand up to pulpit politics, and delve into a […]

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August 2, 2014 – Bishop Gene Robinson and the refugee crisis at the border

On this week’s State of Belief, special guest host Bishop Gene Robinson will step in for Welton Gaddy, who continues to take some time off. This week, the host and all four guests bring their perspectives to discuss the ongoing problem concerning the increased waves of Central American refugees at the U.S./Mexico border. Tune in […]

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July 26, 2014 – #BornPerfect, Survey Surprises and the Interviewer’s Interview

On This week’s State of Belief, special guest host Greg Lebel, Assistant Professor of Political Management at the George Washington University, sits in for Welton. We will discuss the Pew Research Center’s new survey on Americans’ feelings towards different faith groups, one organization’s courageous efforts to combat the toxic “ex-gay” therapy industry, and the role […]

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July 19, 2014 – Laws, Lawsuits and Liberty

July 19, 2014 – Laws, Lawsuits and Liberty

On This week’s State of Belief special guest host Kevin Eckstrom, Editor-in-Chief of Religion News Service, sits in as host Welton Gaddy continues to take some time off. We’ll hear from two civil rights leaders, Rabbi David Saperstein and Stacey Long Simmons, as they wrestle with religious exemptions to LGBT equality proposals. Muslim Advocates returns […]

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July 12, 2014 – The Best of State of Belief

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, you’ll hear a rebroadcast of some important conversations from past shows, as host Welton Gaddy takes a little time off. From the insidious dominionist impulse driving today’s “religious liberty” claims to suppressed theology; from the ongoing ENDA debate to interreligious respect for […]

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July 5, 2014 – Let’s Talk About What Happened With Hobby Lobby.

This weekend on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Welton sits down with four different guests to talk about their views on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, which found that certain for-profit corporations could refuse to cover employees legally-mandated access to contraception on the basis of their […]

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June 28, 2014 – Profiteering Off Snake Oil and Dissent in the LDS Church

This weekend on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Welton sits down with two activists connected to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to talk about the ways that LDS authorities have reacted to the increasing progressive activism and dissent within the church. He also talks with an […]

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June 21, 2014 – Obama’s Executive Order, the Battle Over Abortion and Another Look into the WBC

This weekend on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Welton sits down with an author who dives into the murky history of the Catholic Church’s opposition to legal abortion in the United States. Then two guests – our good friend Bishop Gene Robinson and a member of the Interfaith Alliance team […]

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