Show Archive

June 27, 2015 – Racism in Our Nation and LGBT Rights Around the World

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy reflects on the mass shooting earlier this month in Charleston, South Carolina. He’ll speak with Anthea Butler, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, for analysis of the language being used to report on the tragedy. We’ll also […]

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June 20, 2015 – Religious Freedom, Torture and the Environment.

This weekend on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Welton Gaddy is joined by Senator Chris Coons of Delaware; Rev. Ron Stief, the executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture; and Jack Jenkins, Senior Religion Reporter at ThinkProgress, to discuss new, important political, cultural, and scientific events affecting America’s […]

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June 13, 2015 – The History of Papal Advocacy, a Rabbinic Letter on the Climate Crisis, and “Defying” the Courts

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will discuss Pope Francis’ much-anticipated encyclical on the environment with scholar Kevin Lowe. He’ll talk to Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Founder and Director of the Shalom Center in Philadelphia about the Rabbinic Letter on the Climate Crisis, which has […]

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June 6, 2015 – America’s Changing Religious Landscape, the Helms Amendment, and the Supreme Court

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will discuss recent important events confronting America’s religious communities. He’ll speak with a Princeton University History Professor whose new book, One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America, details the forging of an alliance between the […]

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May 30, 2015 – Pew, the Duggars, Pam Geller and the Challenges of Religious Community

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy looks at some disturbing recent events confronting religious communities across America. He’ll check back in with Vyckie Garrison, the blogger behind “No Longer Quivering,” to hear her take on the Josh Duggar scandal. We’ll talk to an activist […]

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May 23, 2015 – Fear of a Secular Nation

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy looks at the latest developments in the fight to protect real religious freedom in America. We’ll hear from longtime friend of the show John Denison about a fight bubbling up in Welton’s home state of Louisiana. Entrepreneur and […]

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May 16, 2015 – How Many Nones Does it Take to Re-Landscape America?

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy dedicates the entire show to the changing religious landscape of America. We’ll hear from three guests on the issue, each with their own unique insight – you won’t want to miss any of it! First, Welton will check […]

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May 9, 2015 – Spreading Love Not Hate, Celebrating the Sikh Faith, Protecting Secularism and Words to the Unwise

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will speak with Ken Sofer of the Center for American Progress about Islamophobia and the structures working to disenfranchise Muslims in America. Welton will also sit down with filmmaker and activist Valarie Kaur, who delivered a sermon at […]

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May 2, 2015 – This Week on State of Belief: Faith in Baltimore, The Negative Side of Religious Freedom Rhetoric, and Femmevangelicals

Rev. Welton Gaddy is back from Sri Lanka this week after participating in a State Department delegation on religious freedom. We’ll hear about his trip on an upcoming show, but this week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Welton will sit down with Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, III, a pastor […]

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April 25, 2015 – A Nun, a Jewish Scholar, and Muslims in America

State of Belief host Rev. Welton Gaddy is away with a State Department delegation, discussing religious freedom in Sri Lanka. We’ll hear all about his trip on an upcoming show, but this week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Huffington Post Executive Religion Editor Paul Raushenbush will guest-host. Paul will […]

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