2011

December 31, 2011

As you ring in the new year, tune in this weekend to Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast State of Belief to hear… …an in-depth interview with Mary Karr, poet, professor and best-selling author of The Liars’ Club. Karr discusses her troubled childhood, struggle with alcoholism and conversion to Catholicism in a fascinating conversation […]

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December 24th, 2011

An in-depth interview with retired Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong, best-selling author of Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism: A Bishop Rethinks the Meaning of Scripture and many other influential books. Bishop Spong discusses his new book, Re-claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World, the Bible, and what’s next on his to-do list.  A round-up of […]

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December 17, 2011

Rev. Pat Bumgardner, Executive Director and Board Chair of the Global Justice Institute, a nonprofit international human rights group, on the Obama administration’s new and unprecedented efforts to address the on-the-ground reality of daily life for oppressed sexual minorities in many parts of the world. She is also Senior Pastor at Metropolitan Community Church of […]

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December 10, 2011

Amy Sullivan, contributing writer at Time and author of The Party Faithful: How and Why Democrats are Closing the God Gap, discuss her USA Today column, “Let’s put ‘Christ’-mas in its Place,” published last week. Asserting that conservatives are fighting the wrong “war on Christmas,” Amy’s article argues that what we should be doing is […]

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December 3, 2011

Tune in this weekend to a special election edition of Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast State of Belief. As we broadcast from Iowa, we explore the role religion is already playing on the ground in the lead-up to next year’s caucus. We’ll hear… … Connie Ryan Terrell, Executive Director of Interfaith Alliance of […]

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November 26, 2011

Tune in this weekend for a special Thanksgiving edition of Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast State of Belief, when we share highlights from our recent Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award Gala. Interfaith Alliance honored PBS anchor Jim Lehrer, the Rt. Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon, the second woman ever named as a bishop […]

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November 19, 2011

Kim Bobo, Executive Director of Interfaith Worker Justice, on an initiative by faith and labor organizations nationwide, seeking to develop a more just economic system. IWJ also has written an interfaith prayer service for use by those involved in the “Occupy” movement. Bobo is the author of Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Americans […]

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November 12, 2011

Kevin Eckstrom, Editor-in-chief of Religion News Service, on the larger significance of state-level election results this week, including Mississippi’s controversial “personhood” amendment, which was voted down. Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO and founder of Public Religion Research Institute, on what his organization’s recently released annual American Values Survey reveals about the influence of religious values […]

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November 5, 2011

Kate Sheppard of Mother Jones Magazine, on the implications of the Mississippi “Personhood” initiative, which attempts to redefine “human being” at the moment of conception in order to make illegal all abortion in the state. Mississippi voters go to the polls to vote on Initiative 26 on Tuesday. Greg Lebel, George Washington University Assistant Professor […]

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October 29, 2011

The Right Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon, only the second woman to be consecrated as a bishop in the Episcopal Church, on her efforts as an interfaith activist to build bridges among different communities. She is one of two recipients of this year’s Interfaith Alliance Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Awards, for which she’ll be honored […]

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