2013

October 19, 2013: Prayer During the Shutdown

This weekend on State of Belief, find out how one faith-based organization sprung into action to help everyday Americans affected by the shutdown; hear from Sojourners’ Jim Wallis about the “Faithful Filibuster” and progressive evangelical Christianity; and listen in on the discussion Welton has with Christian writer and theologian Brian McLaren about the persecution of Christians at […]

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October 12, 2013: The Tea Party’s Dominionist Dream

This weekend on State on Belief Radio, a frightening explanation of who benefits from the government shutdown and its connection to Christian dominionist ambitions, as well as the surprising results of Pew’s study on Jewish Americans.  And we’ll take a look at what the branch of government starting a term during the shutdown, the Supreme Court, is […]

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October 5, 2013: Shutdown Central

This weekend, tune in to State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, to hear what the government shutdown means for working Americans, to revisit a conversation about caring for the most vulnerable among us with Sister Simone Campbell and to learn about what one D.C. synagogue is doing to support federal employees […]

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September 28, 2013: Religious Liberty: For Me, But Not For Thee?

This weekend on State of Belief Radio, highlights of some past shows that are as relevant and timely today as when they first aired. You’ll hear a leading Rabbi’s thoughts on the need for expanded access to medical care; a researcher’s findings on the wholesale redefinition of the term “religious liberty” in this country; and […]

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September 21, 2013

This weekend, State of Belief offers some thoughts on how we can begin to comprehend the tragedy of this week’s mass shooting at Washington’s Navy Yard. We will also learn more about so called “ex-gay therapy” and its negative impact on some who feel their faith compels them to struggle against their sexuality. Comprehending another tragedy […]

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September 14, 2013

This weekend on State of Belief: a look at religion in the modern day workplace, a Rabbi’s Yom Kippur prayers for Syria, the war on science education in American classrooms, and Michelle Bachmann’s latest thoughts on American politics and religion. Religion in the Workplace Recently, the US State Department acknowledged the role of faith in international relations […]

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September 7, 2013

This weekend, State of Belief explores peace-building strategies and solutions in Syria,introduces a new effort to highlight the many Christians who support LGBT equality, and presents a discussion about how domestic political pressures influence U.S. decisions on international military involvement.

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August 31, 2013

This weekend on State of Belief, a breakdown of the complicated issue of attempts to end the ban on political endorsements by tax-exempt nonprofits; one group’s prayerful response to Qur’an-burning Islamophobia; and a look at faith-driven environmentalism in action – in court! Threatened Qur’an Burning Inspires Blood…. Drive It’s not news that Florida pastor, mustache […]

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August 24, 2013

This weekend, tune in to State of Belief to hear from civil rights activists working hard today to bring the promise of the 1963 March on Washington to fruition – even in the face of new threats and setbacks. Bloody Friday in Alabama 17-year-old civil rights activist Ruby Sales didn’t have time to think, that […]

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August 17, 2013

This weekend on State of Belief Radio, Welton is joined for the full hour by the Rt. Rev. John Shelby Spong, the retired Episcopal Bishop of Newark, NJ. Bishop Spong is the author of the new book The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic.  Bishop Spong is one of our nation’s leading – and […]

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