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February 11, 2017 – Trump seeks a partisan pulpit

Speaking last week at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump vowed to “get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment,” which for decades has prevented efforts to turn houses of worship into partisan weapons. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll discuss the dangerous implications of a partisan […]

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February 4, 2017 – Trump’s Supreme Court pick vs. religious freedom

President Trump has announced his nominee for the Supreme Court. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll explore Judge Neil Gorsuch’s record and look ahead to the looming battle over his confirmation. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Dr. Jay Michaelson, a rabbi, attorney, LGBT activist and […]

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January 28, 2017 – LGBTQ rights in the Trump era

If there’s one thing we’ve learned since the 2016 election, it’s that things aren’t going back to “normal” anytime soon – if ever. On this week’s State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll explore how LGBTQ rights might fare during a Trump administration. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Fred […]

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January 21, 2017 – Inauguration Weekend with State of Belief

This weekend, the world is watching the peaceful transfer of power that has been a hallmark of our democracy for over two centuries. On this week’s show, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will examine where we are at this moment in history, discuss loyal opposition efforts from part of the faith community, and present the life […]

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January 14, 2017 – Celebrating 11 years of State of Belief

This weekend marks 11 years of continuous broadcasting for State of Belief Radio. It was launched and has been sustained by Interfaith Alliance as well as the generous support of listeners like you. On this week’s show, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will reflect on the show’s past and look ahead to how State of Belief […]

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January 7, 2016 – Learning more about ignorance

“Fake news” permeated the national discourse in late 2016. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll speak with an expert who literally wrote the book on the topic. Stanford Professor Robert Proctor coined the term “agnotology” in his seminal book by the same name to describe “deliberately manufactured ignorance.” […]

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January 1, 2017 – Celebrate the New Year with State of Belief

Happy New Year! This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’re celebrating the holiday by revisiting more of our favorite interviews from years past. If you missed them the first time, you won’t want to miss them again! We’ll kick off this week’s show with host Rev. Welton Gaddy’s 2009 […]

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December 24, 2016 – State of Belief celebrates the holidays

Happy Holidays! This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’re looking back to some of our favorite interviews from years past. We’ll begin with host Rev. Welton Gaddy’s 2007 conversation with Jon Meacham, then-editor-in-chief of Newsweek, and the Washington Post’s Sally Quinn about the launch of On Faith — an […]

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December 17, 2016 – The truth about fake news

Fake News proliferates on social media and undermines the truth. It even helped decide the winner of the 2016 election. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll hear from a leading group that is tackling the problem head-on. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Eric Boehlert, senior […]

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December 10, 2016 – Surviving President Trump

Many LGBTQ Americans feel threatened after election of Donald Trump and a Republican Congress. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll hear how supporters of equal rights for all should respond to the challenge of the next four years. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Sunnivie Brydum, […]

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