2011

October 22, 2011

Chris Stedman, the Interfaith and Community Service Fellow for the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University and founder of the first blog dedicated to exploring atheist-interfaith engagement, NonProphet Status, on interfaith cooperation as well as the role of religion in the “Occupy America” movement, including that of atheists and humanists. His memoir, Faitheist: How One Atheist […]

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October 15, 2011

The Rev. Elder Jimmy Creech, who was defrocked by the United Methodist Church in 1999 for presiding over the holy union of two men in North Carolina, on progress on marriage equality in churches and his new book, Adam’s Gift: A Memoir of a Pastor’s Calling to Defy the Church’s Persecution of Lesbians and Gays, […]

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October 8, 2011

Suhag Shukla, managing director of the Hindu American Foundation, on the issues related to Hinduism addressed at her organization’s recent Eighth Annual Washington, DC Advocacy Days, and how the prevalence of other religions in the news impacts her own. Hear the extended interview here. Kevin Eckstrom, editor-in-chief at Religion News Service, to discuss the many […]

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October 1, 2011

Greg Lebel, Assistant Professor of Political Management at George Washington University on a new tone from President Obama and the latest from the Republican presidential hopefuls. Hear the extended interview and read the transcript here. Dr. Elizabeth Drescher of Santa Clara University and Religion Dispatches on the role of organized religion in the economic struggles […]

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September 24, 2011

Rev. Ron LaRocque, Pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church in Winston-Salem, who opposes the North Carolina state legislature’s recent passage of a law to allow a vote on an anti-marriage equality constitutional amendment in the May 2012 primary. No public comment was allowed. LaRocque talks about the fast he undertook in response and the risks […]

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September 17, 2011

Faiz Shakir, Editor–in–chief of “ThinkProgress.org” and a Vice President at the Center for American Progress, on his team’s production of “Fear, Inc.,” a comprehensive new report with compelling evidence that a conspiracy against Muslims and encouraging the development of Islamophobia is being perpetuated in the United States.  Hear the extended interview and read the transcript […]

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Special State of Belief September 10, 2011

Tune in this weekend to Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast State of Belief for a special show reflecting on how we have been impacted and what we have learned in the decade since the attacks of September 11, 2001. You’ll hear…  … Imam Khalid Latif, Executive Director and first Muslim chaplain for the Islamic […]

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September 3, 2011

Jeff Sharlet, best-selling author and journalist, on his new book of essays “Sweet Heaven When I Die – Faith, Faithlessness, and the Country in Between” Sarah Posner, Religion Dispatches Senior Editor, on the recent rise of “Dominionism” in public consciousness. HEAR THE EXTENDED INTERVIEW AND READ THE TRANSCRIPT HERE. Ted Smukler, Public Policy Director at […]

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August 27, 2011

Southern Poverty Law Center “Intelligence Project“ Director Mark Potok on Recent comments by Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council where he calls supporters of the separation of church and state “cultural terrorists.” Rev. Matt Lacey, pastor of the Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on a letter he authored with Rev. R.G. Lyons […]

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August 20, 2011

Irshad Manji, founder and director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University, on her new book, Allah, Liberty and Love: The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom. Daniel Karslake, movie director and producer, on his award-winning 2007 film, “For the Bible Tells Me So,” which, through the perspectives of five Christian, American families […]

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