Show Archive

April 18, 2015 – Florida Family Equality, Religion and The Road to the White House, Religious Liberty 30,000 Feet in the Air

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will sit down with Denise Brogan-Kator, senior legislative counsel at Family Equality Council about an anti-gay near-miss in Florida’s adoption laws that would have hurt LGBT families. Sarah Posner, investigative reporter, will speak to Welton about the religious […]

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April 11, 2015 – #BetterTogether, Responding to and Reporting on RFRA, and Tux Evasion

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Reverend Welton Gaddy will sit down with Adam Garner, an organizer of Interfaith Youth Core’s “Better Together Day” campaign. Kevin Eckstrom, Editor-in-Chief of the Religion News Service, will discuss the challenges of covering the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Acts in various […]

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April 4th, 2015 – “Greatest Hits” for the Holiday Weekend

It’s been a big week in the news, with “religious freedom” legislation passed in Indiana and Arkansas making headlines for their potential to be used as vehicles for discrimination. At State of Belief, we take seriously the need for freedom from bias and discrimination, and so we ask our listeners to check out and get […]

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March 28th, 2015 – Feminism and Passover, Learning From Other Religions, and LGBT Inclusiveness and Book Deals

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Reverend Welton Gaddy speaks with Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt about her experience partnering with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on a feminist commentary on the Passover Story. Welton will also sit down with the Rev. Dr. J. Philip Wogaman about his […]

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March 21, 2015 – This Week On State of Belief – the Need for Jewish Visibility in Europe, Utah’s “Compromise” on LGBT Rights, and is Politics Trumping Policy.

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will dive into some of the hottest and most interesting issues in religion and politics today. We’ll hear from Terry Swartzberg, a Jewish activist in Germany, about the risks of overreacting to reports of growing anti-Semitism in Europe. […]

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March 14, 2015 – Looking Back at Marches Past, Looking Forward To the Next Generation of Internet Faith-Based Activism

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Welton Gaddy will dive into some of the hottest and most interesting issues in religion and politics today. We’ll hear from Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, recently returned from the 50th anniversary commemoration of the march in Selma, Alabama. Valarie Kaur of […]

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March 7, 2015 – Mapping American Values, the Fight for Human Rights, and Talking With the Friendly Atheist

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Reverend Welton Gaddy will speak with Dr. Robert P. Jones of the Public Religion Research Institute about a new online map that will change the way we look at America’s religious landscape. We will also hear from Hemant Metha, author of […]

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February 28, 2015 – Celebrating 25 Years of the Washington Jewish Film Festival and Fighting for Equality in Texas

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will speak with award-winning filmmaker – and founder of the Washington Jewish Film Festival – Aviva Kempner, about her latest film, “The Rosenwald Schools,” and the film festival’s 25-year run in the nation’s capital. We will also hear […]

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February 21, 2015 – Countering Violent Extremism, Bibi’s Visit to Washington and Growing Up Gay in the South

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Reverend Welton Gaddy will speak with Ron Kampeas, Washington DC Bureau Chief of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to Congress. We will also hear from Brandon Wallace, author of Straight Face, about his book […]

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February 14, 2015 – Alabama Marriage Equality, The Year Ahead for Interfaith Activists, and a New American History

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, our host Rev. Welton Gaddy will speak with writer and activist Rabbi Jay Michaelson about marriage equality in Alabama and President Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. We will also hear from Rabbi Jack Moline, executive director of Interfaith Alliance, about […]

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