2013

Dec. 28, 2013 – The Year in Review

Happy New Year! This weekend on a special yearend edition of State of Belief, we look back at this year’s religion news; reflect on the role organized religion played in the past year; and hear some timeless Jewish wisdom as we look ahead to 2014. A Look Back at Religion News in 2013 It’s a […]

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Dec. 21, 2013 – A War on Christmas?

Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!  Happy Kwanza! This weekend on a special holiday edition of State of Belief, find out if Americans really are offended when they’re wished “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas;” hear the “Twelve Tweets of Christmas;” learn about one Texas’ pastor’s rather unconventional journey to the pulpit; and get insight into what everyday […]

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Dec. 14, 2013 – Remembering Nelson Mandela

This weekend on State of Belief, hear the lengths to which some faith leaders are going a year after the tragedy in Newtown to prevent gun violence; learn about a growing grassroots movement giving progressive people of faith a place to find support and community; and explore the legacy – and faith – of Nelson Mandela. Traveling […]

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Dec. 7, 2013 – the Harvard Humanist Hub

This weekend on State of Belief, learn about the ambitious plans for Harvard’s new Humanist center, “The Hub.” Also, listen in to get two takes on religion and healthcare, as the Supreme Court and ACLU tackle private companies’ rights to “religious conscience” and healthcare provision. Harvard and the Future of the Humanist Movement Something very […]

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Nov. 30, 2013 – Helping Others During the Holidays

Happy Hanukkah! Happy Thanksgiving! This weekend, tune in to State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, for a discussion of how one professor thinks our public policies and private values are misaligned when it comes to immigration. Also, on this week’s episode hear about initiatives to assist those less fortunate, both domestically […]

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Nov. 23, 2013 – United Methodist Clergy on Trial

This weekend on State of Belief, hear about clergy standing up for marriage equality in defiance of their denomination’s rules; learn about the emergence of atheist churches nationwide; and find out about what some social justice activists are doing about companies’ new trend of scheduling employees to work on Thanksgiving. Same-Gender Marriages in the United […]

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Nov. 16, 2013 – Climate Change Denial – A Sin?

This weekend on State of Belief, hear how climate change denial in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan is being labeled a sin; learn about the evolution of meditation beyond spirituality; and find out about what some immigration activists are doing to highlight the needs of immigrant families. Fast for Families Despite the Senate’s success in […]

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Nov. 9, 2013: Public prayer finds its way to the Supreme Court

This weekend on State of Belief Radio, a look at the Supreme Court’s hearing of a major public prayer case, the premise and promise of progressive religion in the world today, and a Catholic survey that promises to get your answers directly to Pope Francis. Public prayer finds its way to the Supreme Court On Wednesday, […]

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Nov. 2, 2013: Marriage Equality, Libertarianism and Climate Change

This weekend on State of Belief Radio, hear the stories of people deeply involved in three often politicized, contemporary issues: marriage equality, libertarianism and global climate change. We’ll explore how each of these issues define who we are morally and spiritually and learn about the implications these rapid shifts portend for religion, government and politics. New […]

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Oct. 26, 2013: Drones and “Just Peace Theory”

This weekend on State of Belief Radio, hear how two often political, contemporary issues, health care and the use of drones, define who we are morally and spiritually. Also, learn about the experiences and challenges of raising children to “be both” in an interfaith family. A Moral Right: The Affordable Care Act Stumbles Out of […]

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