2008

October 11-12, 2008

This weekend on State of Belief, it’s been 10 years since the death of Matthew Shepard, a young gay college student who was murdered in Laramie, Wyoming.  Join host Welton Gaddy as he talks with the lead investigator of the Shepard murder, a man who once described himself as a homophobe, but now leads the […]

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October 4-5, 2008

This weekend on State of Belief, how did a controversial anti-Muslim video begin showing up at households in swing states? Join host Welton Gaddy as he examines the story behind the DVD Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West being distributed through local papers around the country.  Plus, a new book explores what it’s like […]

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September 27-28, 2008

This weekend on State of Belief, as we face one of the worst financial crisis in our nation’s history, we ask, is the economy a moral issue?  A member of Congress and a leading American theologian both share their thoughts.  And, a look at newly proposed FBI regulations that some say could result in racial […]

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SEPTEMBER 20 – 21, 2008

This weekend on State of Belief, one of the most heated issues plaguing religion and politics today…Clergy endorsements of political candidates. Join host Welton Gaddy as he explores an effort led by conservative religious forces to overturn the ban on politicking from the pulpit. Find out why this is a dangerous idea for both politics […]

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September 13-14. 2008

  This weekend on State of Belief…building bridges across faith lines. Host Welton Gaddy speaks with former religion reporter Gustav Niebuhr about his new book, Beyond Tolerance: Searching for Interfaith Understanding in America.  And don’t miss Welton’s own thoughts on the seventh anniversary of 9/11.

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September 6-7, 2008

This weekend on State of Belief…Storms! We’ll hear about the impact of recent hurricanes on the Gulf Coast and we examine the many controversies swirling around Vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Join us as we assess the damage… 

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August 30-31, 2008

This weekend on State of Belief…a look back at the Democratic National Convention. Join host Welton Gaddy as he shares interviews from the convention floor and reflects upon the role faith played at the party festivities in Denver.

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August 23-24, 2008

This week on State of Belief, faith and the Democratic convention.  Senator Barack Obama’s director of religious affairs, Joshua Dubois joins host Welton Gaddy to talk about the role faith will play in Denver and author Ronald Aronson asks “What about Democrats who are not people of faith?”  Plus, a look at what it means […]

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August 16-17, 2008

This week on State of Belief, a look at the Democratic and Republican conventions…from the change in how Democrats discuss one controversial issue to the topic interfaith leaders say both parties need to address. And, how is religion being used in the hunt for VP candidates?  Find out more…

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August 9-10, 2008

This week on State of Belief, host Welton Gaddy broadcasts from the Chautauqua Institution in New York state where he is joined by the Reverend Joan Brown Campbell to discuss religion and this year’s presidential election. Plus, a look at faith, hope and redemption in the music of Bruce Springsteen…and does a new attack ad […]

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