Show Archive

May 20, 2017 – Torch-bearing racists on the march

Harking back to a dark chapter in American history, a menacing, torch-bearing racist mob marched on a Southern city last weekend. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll speak with that city’s mayor. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Michael Signer, mayor of Charlottesville, VA. Home to […]

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May 13th, 2017 – Catholics against capital punishment

Catholic bishops in the United States frequently side with the Religious Right in the culture wars. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll discuss a major initiative by the Catholic Church that pushes in the other direction. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Alexandra Carroll, Director of […]

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May 6th, 2017 – Executive disorder

On Thursday, President Trump marked the National Day of Prayer with a controversial new executive order intended to advance the political Christian Right’s vision of religious freedom. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll explore the potential impact of the order and find out how people across the spectrum […]

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April 29th, 2017 – Anti-Semitism on the rise

Alarming new findings about anti-Semitism in America were released this week. On State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll explore the Anti-Defamation League’s new report which documents the alarming surge in anti-Semitic incidents last year, followed by a further spike in the first months of 2017. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be […]

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April 23rd, 2017 – Rachel Maddow returns to State of Belief

Shortly before the 2016 election, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow joined Rev. Welton Gaddy on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, for a wide-ranging discussion of the potential outcomes of the looming vote. Rachel and Welton promised to speak again in early 2017 to discuss what has changed, and what needs to change. […]

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April 15th, 2017 – Faith & Freedom Awards

Happy Easter! Happy Passover! This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll hear highlights from the 2017 Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Awards held earlier this month in Washington, DC. Receiving this year’s awards were legendary public radio host Diane Rehm and attorney, activist and Gold Star father Khizr Khan. […]

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April, 9th, 2017 – Before Sean Spicer, there was Mike McCurry

As we grapple with an unprecedented loss of faith in media and government in America, we’ll hear from someone who has navigated both. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll speak with Mike McCurry, who served as President Clinton’s press secretary during some of the most contentious moments in […]

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April 1, 2017 – Being Muslim in America

A number of minority groups have been in the political and cultural crosshairs of late, perhaps none more so than American Muslims. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll speak with a researcher who recently conducted a comprehensive survey of American Muslims and will share the key findings with […]

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March 25th, 2017 – Justice Gorsuch?

In a week packed with political news, the most significant development was almost certainly the confirmation hearing of judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll get an expert look at the nominee and his potential impact over perhaps the […]

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March 18, 2017 – Healing during troubled times

What are the challenges for a faith leader dedicated to the “healing of the nations” in the current political – and cultural – environment? This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll ask a longtime voice for civil rights and spiritual awakening in our nation how he is addressing the […]

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