2007

October 20-21, 2007

We’re often critical of the mainstream media’s treatment of religion. So it thrills us that Newsweek editor Jon Meacham and The Washington Post’s Sally Quinn, two of the most responsible journalists in the country, will join us to talk religion, politics, and the media. In this special extended interview Jon and Sally talk about their […]

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October 13-14, 2007

What does the Bible really say about homosexuality? Filmmaker Daniel Karslake, director of For The Bible Tells Me So, explores what the words in the Bible actually mean. Plus, what did Barack Obama mean when he talked about creating a Kingdom on Earth? Also, what does a flap over flyers at George Washington University tell […]

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October 6 and 7, 2007

Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Ma) tells us why the fight for hate crimes legislation isn’t over, despite a victory in the Senate. Plus, what was John McCain thinking when he said that the U.S. is a Christian Nation? Dan Gilgoff, the man who conducted the interview with McCain for Beliefnet, tells us what happened when the […]

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September 29-30, 2007

Houses of worship are our focus this week on State of Belief. What happened to the California church that was investigated over an anti-war sermon? The rector of All Saints Episcopal Church, Rev. Ed Bacon, joins us. Plus, this weekend is the 100th birthday of Washington National Cathedral. Cathedral dean, the Very Reverend Samuel Lloyd, […]

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September 22-23, 2007

We’ll hear from Rabbi Eric Yoffie about his speech to the Islamic Society of North America and the surprising criticizm he’s received. Plus, how do Muslim athletes compete while fasting for Ramadan? Chicago Tribune religion reporter Manya Brachear joins us to share her profile of several high-school football players who are meeting the challenge. And […]

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September 15-16, 2007

Just in time for Constitution Day, we’ll talk to the Utah trucker who’s embarking on a nationwide Constitutional Restoration Tour. Joe Labonte tells us what’s prompting him to walk from coast to coast in order to talk about our founding document. Plus, why are books on religion being purged from the shelves of our nation’s […]

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September 8-9, 2007

As football season kicks off, we’re tackling religion and sports. What’s behind all the prayers and proclamations on the football field? We’ll tell you how Christian organizations are using athletics programs in high schools, colleges, and the pros to preach the word of Jesus. On such group is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and we’ll […]

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September 1-2, 2007

We’re going back to school! Journalist Hanna Rosin tells us about the time she spent at Patrick Henry College, a conservative Christian school that is grooming what it hopes are the nation’s future leaders. Plus, why are two-million workers uninsured this Labor day? Mary Kay Henry with the SEIU tells us how religious and labor […]

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August 25-26, 2007

Aidan Delgado, one of the few soldiers to be granted Conscientious Objector status in Iraq, tells us why he put down his weapon, defended his faith, and left the military. His new book is entitled “The Sutras of Abu Ghraib: Notes from a Conscientious Objector in Iraq.” Also, does it matter if presidential candidates pray? […]

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August 18-19, 2007

We’re taking you to summer camp! But this is no sit-around-the-campfire-singing-folk-songs kind of camp. At the LEADD camp, there’s vigorous debate about public policy and personal explorations of religious diversity. We’ll hear from the teenage campers who are tomorrow’s interfaith leaders. And, we’ll give you an alterternative camping experience – the paradoxically named Youth Meets […]

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