Show Archive

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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February 7, 2015 – Vaccinations and Personal Liberty, Divine Magic, and Living Without God

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, our host, Rev. Welton Gaddy will examine the intersection of science, public health, government and personal liberty in the current debate around mandatory vaccinations. Kara Loewentheil, Director of the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project at Columbia Law School, will join him. We’ll also […]

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January 31, 2015 – Observing Holocaust Remembrance Day and “God-ifying” National Politics

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, our host, Rev. Welton Gaddy will explore the role religion is playing in national politics as the 2016 campaign cycle intensifies. We’ll hear from Peter Montgomery of People for the American Way who attended Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s “The Response” prayer rally […]

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January 24, 2015 – SCOTUS Eyes Marriage; Call to Prayer Blocked at Duke; New Leader at Interfaith Alliance

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, our host, Rev. Welton Gaddy, speaks with his successor at the organization, Rabbi Jack Moline, the new executive director of Interfaith Alliance. Welton will speak with Duke University’s Bruce Lawrence about a “Christian” backlash that led to the cancellation of a planned […]

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January 17th, 2015 – MLK Day and the Response to Paris Continues…

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, our host, Rev. Welton Gaddy continues to wrestle with the responses to the tragic attack in Paris earlier this month. We’ll talk to religion scholar Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer who argues that these attacks were not about religion, and we’ll hear from our […]

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January 10, 2014 – “Fix society, please” – responding to a transgender suicide

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, our host, Rev. Welton Gaddy, examines how families and congregations can best support transgender youth; explores how Louisiana politics impact national politics (viz. Rep. Steve Scalise, Gov. Bobby Jindal); and with the Feast of the Three Kings just behind us, a book […]

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January 3, 2015 – Closing a year, ending an era

This week State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, rings in the new year with a very special edition. First, Welton continues his annual New Year’s tradition of reflecting with Religion News Service editor-in-chief Kevin Eckstrom on the past year in religion and politics. Then, as Welton steps aside as president of […]

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December 27, 2014 – The holiday afterglow

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy talks Christmas In America with the Pew Forum’s Jessica Martinez. He also welcomes back Jerry DeWitt, founder of the Community Mission Chapel, to see how his congregation celebrated Christmas and what he learned after the chapel’s first year. […]

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