Show Archive

October 25, 2014 – Religion for better, not for worse

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy invites Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer to discuss why young Americans and Canadians are trying to join ISIS and the possible connection to the shooting in Ottowa this week. Religion News Service’s Kevin Eckstrom explains what actually happened at the […]

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October 18, 2014 – Faith leaders make the news

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, journalist Sarah Posner fills in for host Welton Gaddy. Sarah discusses faith leaders’ involvement in the Ferguson October protests last weekend with Pastor Mike McBride, and reflects on the end of the Roman Catholic Church’s Synod on the Family with historian Patricia […]

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October 11, 2014 – Fighting Ebola, bullying and textbook standards

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy discusses challenges facing schools, including the protection of LGBT students and the political agenda behind some textbook standards. Listen in to hear Emile Lester analyze problematic school curricula and Ross Murray discuss #SpiritDay and GLAAD’s effort to end anti-gay […]

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October 4, 2014 – Matthew Vines and a conference for pro-LGBT Christians

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Welton dives into the latest data on America’s changing religious and political trends and checks in on two of the newest fronts in the long struggle for equality for the LGBT community. Tune in to hear from Evangelical activist Matthew Vines about […]

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September 27, 2014 – Faith Communities Rally for the Climate

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, the Rev. Welton Gaddy and his guests take a look at how the interfaith community is responding to climate change, including a report from the largest mass action for our climate in history. We review the top religion news stories from the […]

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September 20th, 2014 – Just War, or just war?

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Welton looks into the biggest political stories of the day from several unique religious perspectives. We’ll hear from a Christian theologian about the situation with ISIS, a prominent Rabbi tells us about the Jewish New Year, and two activists fill us in […]

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September 13, 2014 – The Nuns on the Bus Ride Again!

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy has a jam-packed show full of the most exciting stories on religion and politics out there today. As we commemorate the anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, we’ll hear from Rev. Myrna Bethke of Septermber 11th Families for […]

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Sep 6th, 2014 – ISIS, The Election, and Breaking the Stained-Glass Ceiling

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy takes a look at several issues confronting American religious communities today. First we’ll hear from the immediate past president of the Islamic Society of North America, Imam Mohamed Magid, about how the American Muslim community has been affected by […]

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August 30, 2014 – Faith and Politics: from Ferguson to Austin, Washington to Moscow

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy investigates some of the most intriguing and difficult stories in the religious world today. Tune in for a special dialogue with The Very Rev. Dr. Gary Hall and Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins on the religious implications of, and faith […]

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August 23, 2014 – Checking in from the Intersection of Religion and Politics

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy and his guests take a look at several hot-button issues at the intersection of religion and politics in the news this week. We’ll hear from scholar and writer Patricia Miller about the changing relationship between Catholic women religious and […]

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