Show Archive

June 17, 2017 – Booted from the Baptist Convention

Two headlines came out of the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual conference this week. First there were hiccups in passing a resolution rejecting white nationalism. Second, LGBT faith activists working to highlight the damage done by religious-based bigotry were expelled. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll get a firsthand […]

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June 10, 2017 – James Comey testifies

The nation’s capital has been consumed for days with news and analysis of fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before Congress. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll the discuss the hearing and what comes next. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Rabbi Jack Moline, President of […]

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June 3, 2017 – Confederate icons coming down

Across the South, attempts to end the veneration of the Confederacy in the public square have brought to light long-hidden racist and even white supremacist convictions. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll explore the tense and even violent reaction in certain quarters to the removal of plaques, statues and […]

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May 27, 2017 – LGBT rights under assault in Texas

With all eyes on the drama unfolding around the Trump administration, radical efforts to roll back equal rights for LGBT people are advancing in Texas. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll get you up to speed on two extremist proposals that could soon become the law of the […]

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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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