2010

December 25, 2010

Everything Old is New Again?  Welton talks to Religion News Service Editor Kevin Eckstrom about RNS’ year-end roundup of the top religion news stories of 2010.  Kevin published a list that highlighted how a number of the themes that gained prominence in this past year had already made headlines up to a decade ago – […]

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December 18, 2010

Rev. Joseph Tolton, Pastor of Rehoboth Temple in New York City and a human rights activist, on his recent trip to Uganda to better understand Ugandan Member of Parliament David Bahati’s bill calling for gay people to be punished with life imprisonment or execution. Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, who previously led the Anglican Diocese of Western […]

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December 11, 2010

This weekend;  three perspectives on the impact of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, and the potential impact of repeal.  You’ll hear from: Jeanette Coleman, a decorated U.S. Army veteran, on keeping the fact that she was gay a secret while serving for 14 years, and why she fights for the repeal of “Don’t […]

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December 4, 2010

Nicole Greenfield, a freelance writer and contributor to Religion Dispatches, on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s appeal, in great part based on “American Exceptionalism,” the intersection of faith and patriotism, as publicized on her TV show, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” Blair Scott, Communications Director of American Atheists, on that organization’s public billboard campaign calling Christmas a […]

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November 27, 2010

David Campbell, co-author of a new book surveying religion in American politics and American life, “American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us.”  He is the John Cardinal OHara, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Political Science and a research fellow with the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame. And, Rev. Gaddy offers […]

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November 20, 2010

Chris Stedman, the Managing Director of State of Formation, a new initiative at the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue.  Chris also serves on the Leadership Team of the Common Ground Campaign, a coalition of young people standing up in response to the recent wave of anti-Muslim rhetoric and violence in America.  Welton Gaddy talks to Chris […]

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November 13, 2010

Haroon Moghul, Executive Director of The Maydan Institute, which works to build understanding between Muslims and the West, on the significance of Oklahoma recently passing a law forbidding the use of international and Shariah law in state courts.  Moghul is a writer and the former Director of Public Relations at the Islamic Center at New […]

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November 6, 2010

Remembering friend of the show Ted Sorenson,  speech writer to President John F Kennedy. Examining the Tea Party’s policies and convictions with Greg labelle, professor of political management at George Washington University and Sarah Posner, editor of Religion Dispatches and author of God’s Profits: Faith, Fraud and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters. Also,  recapping […]

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October 30, 2010

Mary Helen Stefaniak, on her new novel, The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia. The book tells the story of Gladys Cailiff, 11, growing up in Depression-era Threestep, Ga., and her teacher, Miss Spivey, who introduces the Middle East to the small Southern town. Plus, Rev. Gaddy shares excerpts from his conversation with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow […]

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October 23, 2010

Jeff Sharlet, Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth College, returns for the second installment of an interview focusing on his new book, C Street – The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy. This week, the writer tells us more about his investigation into threatening religious influence on politics. His book is a follow-up to The Family: […]

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