Show Archive

May 28, 2016 – Welton Hits the Big Apple

As the temperatures in Monroe climb into the 90s, our host Rev. Welton Gaddy can hardly be blamed for taking a little trip up to New York City (where he landed in the first heat wave of the year…) This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s Radio show and podcast, Welton talks with the […]

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May 21, 2016 – The Attack on Transgender Rights

Transgender Americans have become a favorite target of far-right extremists who wield religion as a weapon. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, our host Rev. Welton Gaddy speaks with Joanne Keatley, head of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, about her personal journey and the current onslaught against […]

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May 14, 2016 – Donald Trump and the Sin of Certainty

When a candidate who misquotes the Bible and brags about infidelity is winning among Evangelicals, is it time to stop talking about the faith vote? This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, our host Rev. Welton Gaddy talks with journalist Sarah Posner about the Donald Trump and the Evangelicals. We’ll […]

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May 7, 2016 – What If We Meditate the Vote?

The American tradition of how to decide who to vote for has rapidly become something between online dating and a professional wrestling match, but what if there was a better way? We explore one approach this week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, with the organizer of a new initiative called […]

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April 30, 2016 – Church, God and Knowing Nothing

Do you ignore facts? Find evidence-based claims to be onerous and annoying? Turns out you’re not alone! This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, our host Rev. Welton Gaddy speaks with Dr. Robert Proctor on the multi-million-dollar ignorance industry. We’ll hear from Interfaith Alliance President Rabbi Jack Moline about the […]

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April 23, 2016 – Passover, Medical Care, and a Reflection on the Election

On this episode of State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy will discuss the dangerous affects of state laws that let parents make critical decisions to deny their child’s medical care under the guise of “religious freedom.” We’ll then talk with a campaign veteran about important issues around the […]

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April 16th, 2016 – A Star-Studded Show

Every week we strive to bring you top-notch reporting from the intersection of religion, government and politics, but sometimes the stars align and we get a show – like this week’s – with three guests whose dedication and knowledge are unparalleled. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll get […]

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April 9th, 2016 – Louisiana: A Microcosm of the Religious Freedom Fight

This week, our host Rev. Welton Gaddy participated in a series of panels about religious freedom sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, and so we’re focusing our show on some important local issues. On this episode of State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll hear from Rev. Barry Lynn, […]

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April 2nd, 2016 – The Fearmongering Continues

Over the last few months, we haven’t been silent on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, about our concern over anti-refugee sentiment and misguided, anti-LGBT ‘Religious Freedom Restoration Acts,’ but this week we take those issues head on. We’ll hear from Elizabeth Gill about the ACLU’s lawsuit against North Carolina’s anti-LGBT […]

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March 26th, 2016 – Connecting with Our Cuban Brothers and Sisters

Last week President Obama made a historic visit to Cuba, becoming the first President to travel to this nearby neighbor in nearly 100 years. But, while the US government has had no relations with Cuba for more than 50 years, many domestic faith communities have continued to connect with communities there. This week on State […]

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