2015

December 26, 2015 – Spirituality in the United States

On this episode of State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy will address spirituality, social media Scripture, and being Jewish at Christmastime. We will start by speaking with Dr. Diana Butler-Bass, a theologian who focuses her work on American religion and culture and recently released her ninth book. Then, […]

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December 19, 2015: State of the Culture Wars

On this episode of State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy will discuss the state of three ongoing culture war issues in our country – climate change, interfaith dialogue and the struggle for LGBT equality. First, we will be joined by Claire Markham of the Center for American Progress, […]

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December 12, 2015 – Politicians Look to Fear to Garner Support

On this episode of State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy will discuss the dangerous political climate that many politicians and presidential candidates have been creating, primarily through the employment of oppressive and undemocratic anti-Muslim rhetoric. First we will be joined by Farhana Khera, Executive Director of Muslim Advocates, […]

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December 5, 2015 – Division at the Dinner Table

You may have survived Thanksgiving dinner without discussing politics with family and friends, but with the holiday season upon us, you may not come away unscathed in the days ahead. This week on State of Belief, Rev. Gaddy will discuss the most divisive issues that may come up: a Donald Trump presidency, LGBT rights, and […]

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November 28, 2015 – Reflection and Gratitude

For people across the country, this week is a time of reflection and gratitude. Well it’s a week of thanksgiving for us here at State of Belief as well as Rev. Gaddy takes a moment in the sun in Pensicola, Florida to reflect on our nearly ten years together. This show wouldn’t be possible without […]

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November 21, 2015 – Americans Pessimistic and Fearful

On this episode of State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy will welcome Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, for a look at the 2015 American Values Survey. We’ll hear from Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer, an expert on violence in the name of religion, who […]

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November 14, 2015 – “They had bibles thrown at their heads.”

On this episode of State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy will discuss his recent trip to Iowa in opposition to far-right extremists making a fundamental(ist) mockery of religious liberty for political gain. We’ll ask Dr. Dennis Goldford, a political science professor at Drake University in Iowa, about fear […]

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November 7, 2015 – New from Pew: Faithful Fewer, but Deeper

On this episode of State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Dr. Greg Smith of the Pew Research Center joins us to to discuss their latest report, based on the 2014 American Religious Landscape Study. Later, Rabbi Jack Moline, Executive Director of Interfaith Alliance, will speak about his recent travels to Interfaith […]

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October 31, 2015 – A Balance Between Religious Liberty and Human Rights

On this episode of State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy takes a closer look at the role that religious liberty – and, too often, religious bigotry – plays in our country today. Marty Rouse of the Human Rights Campaign joins our show this week to discuss the role […]

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October 24, 2015 – Utah Plays Host to Two Different Global Gatherings

On this episode of State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy takes a closer look at two global gatherings taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah over a span of just two weeks. Last weekend, 10,000 representatives of 50 different faith traditions travelled to the Parliament of the World’s […]

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