2009

December 26-27, 2009

This weekend on State of Belief, we remember Walter Cronkite who passed away earlier this year at the age of 92. Host Welton Gaddy is joined in studio by Cronkite’s producer at CBS, Sandy Socolow, to reflect upon the life, work, and legacy of the most trusted man in America.

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December 19-20, 2009

This weekend on State of Belief, does religious diversity on the Supreme Court matter?  Host Welton Gaddy speaks with Slate‘s legal correspondent, Dahlia Lithwick, about faith, jurisprudence, and the Catholic majority on the bench.  Plus, New York Times science writer Nicholas Wade on why humans may have been hardwired for religion.

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December 12-13, 2009

This weekend on State of Belief, the Supreme Court recently decided to take up a case that pits a Christian student organization against a college’s anti-discrimination policy.  Los Angeles Times correspondent David Savage gives Welton the details of the case.  Plus, Rabbi Brad Hirschfield on the “war on Christmas”.

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December 5-6, 2009

This weekend on State of Belief,  the country of Uganda is currently debating a law that would make homosexuality a crime punishable by death. Kapya Kaoma from Political Research Associates joins Welton to talk about the role U.S. religious conservatives may have played in this anti-gay legislation.  Plus, what can be done about a drastic […]

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November 28-29, 2009

This weekend on State of Belief, we give thanks for a year of wonderful interviews with a look back at some highlights from 2009! Host Welton Gaddy speaks with actress Judith Light on her role in the film, Save Me. Pulitzer Prize winning author Jon Meacham discusses American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. […]

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November 21-22, 2009

This weekend on State of Belief, Ali Eteraz, author of the new memoir, Children of Dust, tells Welton about his childhood in Pakistan and his current hopes for reform within Islam. Plus, Scott Flipse from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom recaps President Obama’s trip to China and weighs in on the state […]

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November 14-15, 2009

This weekend on State of Belief, what role did the Catholic Church play in the passage of a controversial amendment to the House health care bill? Host Welton Gaddy finds out when he speaks with Frances Kissling, former head of Catholics for a Free Choice. Plus, New York University scholar Irshad Manji joins Welton to […]

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November 7-8, 2009

  This weekend on State of Belief, we head out to the ball game for a look at the growing influence of evangelical Christian ministries in professional sports. Host Welton Gaddy speaks with journalist Tom Krattenmaker about his new book, Onward Christian Atheletes: Turning Ballparks into Pulpits and Players into Preachers. Plus, a landmark decision […]

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October 31-November 1, 2009

This weekend on State of Belief, host Welton Gaddy gets some insight into humanism when he speaks with Harvard University Humanist chaplain, Greg Epstein. Greg is the author of the new book, Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe. Plus, interfaith leader Samir Selmanovic tells us what all the world’s religions need to […]

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October 24-25, 2009

This weekend on State of Belief, theology professor Paul Knitter talks with host Welton Gaddy about his new book, Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian.  Plus, a monumental First Amendment case before the Supreme Court. American Prospect senior correspondent, Paul Waldman, and Welton recap oral arguments in Salazar v. Buono, a case involving a […]

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