State of Belief http://stateofbelief.com Religion and radio done differently Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:22:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 State of Belief explores the intersection of religion with politics, culture, media, and activism, and promotes diverse religious voices in a religiously pluralistic world. State of Belief clean State of Belief rkirstein@interfaithalliance.org rkirstein@interfaithalliance.org (State of Belief) Copyright © State of Belief 2010 Religion and radio done differently State of Belief http://stateofbelief.com/cms/assets/images/podcast_144.jpg http://stateofbelief.com Bigotry and Discrimination? Not in Our Name! http://stateofbelief.com/segments/bigotry-discrimination-not-name/ Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:34:54 +0000 http://stateofbelief.com/?p=9268 http://stateofbelief.com/segments/bigotry-discrimination-not-name/#respond http://stateofbelief.com/segments/bigotry-discrimination-not-name/feed/ 0 <p>The Trump Justice Department under Attorney General Sessions recently provided sweeping guidance to federal agencies that will make it easier to discriminate against historically marginalized populations, particularly LGBT individuals, under the guise of religious freedom. Interfaith Alliance of Colorado responded to this alarming change with the inspiring “Not in Our Name” campaign. Welton will speak […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stateofbelief.com/segments/bigotry-discrimination-not-name/">Bigotry and Discrimination? Not in Our Name!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stateofbelief.com">State of Belief</a>.</p> The Trump Justice Department under Attorney General Sessions recently provided sweeping guidance to federal agencies that will make it easier to discriminate against historically marginalized populations, particularly LGBT individuals, under the guise of religious freedom. Interfaith Alliance of Colorado responded to this alarming change with the inspiring “Not in Our Name” campaign. Welton will speak with Rev. Amanda Henderson, executive director of Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, about their campaign, and their Force for Good Awards coming up later this month.

Hear the full October 14, 2017 State of Belief Radio program here.

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The Trump Justice Department under Attorney General Sessions recently provided sweeping guidance to federal agencies that will make it easier to discriminate against historically marginalized populations, particularly LGBT individuals, The Trump Justice Department under Attorney General Sessions recently provided sweeping guidance to federal agencies that will make it easier to discriminate against historically marginalized populations, particularly LGBT individuals, under the guise of religious freedom. Interfaith Alliance of Colorado responded to this alarming change with the inspiring “Not in Our Name” campaign. Welton will speak […] State of Belief clean 14:11
Interfaith Action In A Time of Hate and Fear http://stateofbelief.com/segments/interfaith-action-time-hate-fear/ Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:32:16 +0000 http://stateofbelief.com/?p=9263 http://stateofbelief.com/segments/interfaith-action-time-hate-fear/#respond http://stateofbelief.com/segments/interfaith-action-time-hate-fear/feed/ 0 <p>In light of all the recent headlines about encroachments on genuine religious liberty, Welton will spend some additional time with Rabbi Moline to talk about the role of Interfaith Alliance – both nationally and at the state level – in challenging the bigotry that’s been marching through our streets. Hear the full October 14, 2017 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stateofbelief.com/segments/interfaith-action-time-hate-fear/">Interfaith Action In A Time of Hate and Fear</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stateofbelief.com">State of Belief</a>.</p> In light of all the recent headlines about encroachments on genuine religious liberty, Welton will spend some additional time with Rabbi Moline to talk about the role of Interfaith Alliance – both nationally and at the state level – in challenging the bigotry that’s been marching through our streets.

Hear the full October 14, 2017 State of Belief Radio program here.

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In light of all the recent headlines about encroachments on genuine religious liberty, Welton will spend some additional time with Rabbi Moline to talk about the role of Interfaith Alliance – both nationally and at the state level – in challenging the ... In light of all the recent headlines about encroachments on genuine religious liberty, Welton will spend some additional time with Rabbi Moline to talk about the role of Interfaith Alliance – both nationally and at the state level – in challenging the bigotry that’s been marching through our streets. Hear the full October 14, 2017 […] State of Belief clean 10:29
The Virginia Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion http://stateofbelief.com/segments/virginia-commission-diversity-equity-inclusion/ Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:16:28 +0000 http://stateofbelief.com/?p=9259 http://stateofbelief.com/segments/virginia-commission-diversity-equity-inclusion/#respond http://stateofbelief.com/segments/virginia-commission-diversity-equity-inclusion/feed/ 0 <p>First, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will speak with Cynthia Hudson, Virginia’s chief deputy attorney general, and Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance. Cynthia and Jack were recently named co-chairs of the new Commonwealth Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion formed in Virginia in the wake of the events in Charlottesville in August. Both of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stateofbelief.com/segments/virginia-commission-diversity-equity-inclusion/">The Virginia Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stateofbelief.com">State of Belief</a>.</p> First, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will speak with Cynthia Hudson, Virginia’s chief deputy attorney general, and Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance. Cynthia and Jack were recently named co-chairs of the new Commonwealth Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion formed in Virginia in the wake of the events in Charlottesville in August. Both of them will discuss the importance of – and the challenges to – this work.

Hear the full October 14, 2017 State of Belief Radio program here.

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First, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will speak with Cynthia Hudson, Virginia’s chief deputy attorney general, and Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance. Cynthia and Jack were recently named co-chairs of the new Commonwealth Commission on Divers... First, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will speak with Cynthia Hudson, Virginia’s chief deputy attorney general, and Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance. Cynthia and Jack were recently named co-chairs of the new Commonwealth Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion formed in Virginia in the wake of the events in Charlottesville in August. Both of […] State of Belief clean 19:38
October 14, 2017 – Virginia vs Racism http://stateofbelief.com/showarchive/2017/october-14-2017-virginia-vs-racism/ Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:09:50 +0000 http://stateofbelief.com/?p=9251 http://stateofbelief.com/showarchive/2017/october-14-2017-virginia-vs-racism/#respond http://stateofbelief.com/showarchive/2017/october-14-2017-virginia-vs-racism/feed/ 0 <p>It’s fitting that a weekend that began with Friday the 13th is the same weekend that the Religious Right is gathering for the so-called Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC, to plot how to force their religious views on the rest of us. And for the first time, a sitting president is addressing them. This […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stateofbelief.com/showarchive/2017/october-14-2017-virginia-vs-racism/">October 14, 2017 – Virginia vs Racism</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stateofbelief.com">State of Belief</a>.</p> It’s fitting that a weekend that began with Friday the 13th is the same weekend that the Religious Right is gathering for the so-called Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC, to plot how to force their religious views on the rest of us. And for the first time, a sitting president is addressing them. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we will check in with our colleagues at Interfaith Alliance about the state of religious liberty in the age of Trump.

First, however, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will speak with Cynthia Hudson, Virginia’s chief deputy attorney general, and Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance. Cynthia and Jack were recently named co-chairs of the new Commonwealth Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion formed in Virginia in the wake of the events in Charlottesville in August. Both of them will discuss the importance of – and the challenges to – this work.

In light of all the recent headlines about encroachments on genuine religious liberty, Welton will spend some additional time with Rabbi Moline to talk about the role of Interfaith Alliance – both nationally and at the state level – in challenging the bigotry that’s been marching through our streets.

The Trump Justice Department under Attorney General Sessions recently provided sweeping guidance to federal agencies that will make it easier to discriminate against historically marginalized populations, particularly LGBT individuals, under the guise of religious freedom. Interfaith Alliance of Colorado responded to this alarming change with the inspiring “Not in Our Name” campaign. Welton will speak with Rev. Amanda Henderson, executive director of Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, about their campaign, and their Force for Good Awards coming up later this month.

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It’s fitting that a weekend that began with Friday the 13th is the same weekend that the Religious Right is gathering for the so-called Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC, to plot how to force their religious views on the rest of us. It’s fitting that a weekend that began with Friday the 13th is the same weekend that the Religious Right is gathering for the so-called Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC, to plot how to force their religious views on the rest of us. And for the first time, a sitting president is addressing them. This […] State of Belief clean 48:39
A Word from Welton http://stateofbelief.com/segments/a-word-from-welton-7/ Sat, 07 Oct 2017 12:04:34 +0000 http://stateofbelief.com/?p=9241 http://stateofbelief.com/segments/a-word-from-welton-7/#respond http://stateofbelief.com/segments/a-word-from-welton-7/feed/ 0 <p>We end with a Word from Welton on the events of this past week – and the imperative to be alert and engaged they place on each one of us. Hear the full October 7, 2017 State of Belief Radio program here.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stateofbelief.com/segments/a-word-from-welton-7/">A Word from Welton</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stateofbelief.com">State of Belief</a>.</p> We end with a Word from Welton on the events of this past week – and the imperative to be alert and engaged they place on each one of us.

Hear the full October 7, 2017 State of Belief Radio program here.

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We end with a Word from Welton on the events of this past week – and the imperative to be alert and engaged they place on each one of us. Hear the full October 7, 2017 State of Belief Radio program here. We end with a Word from Welton on the events of this past week – and the imperative to be alert and engaged they place on each one of us. Hear the full October 7, 2017 State of Belief Radio program here. State of Belief clean 8:17
Yet More Moore http://stateofbelief.com/segments/yet-more-moore/ Sat, 07 Oct 2017 11:54:47 +0000 http://stateofbelief.com/?p=9239 http://stateofbelief.com/segments/yet-more-moore/#respond http://stateofbelief.com/segments/yet-more-moore/feed/ 0 <p>Speaking of the notorious Roy Moore and his recent victory in the Alabama Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Welton will be joined by Frederick Clarkson, senior fellow at Political Research Associates, who has followed Moore’s career for years and will remind us why his ascent is a really bad thing for our country. Hear the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stateofbelief.com/segments/yet-more-moore/">Yet More Moore</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stateofbelief.com">State of Belief</a>.</p> Speaking of the notorious Roy Moore and his recent victory in the Alabama Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Welton will be joined by Frederick Clarkson, senior fellow at Political Research Associates, who has followed Moore’s career for years and will remind us why his ascent is a really bad thing for our country.

Hear the full October 7, 2017 State of Belief Radio program here.

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Speaking of the notorious Roy Moore and his recent victory in the Alabama Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Welton will be joined by Frederick Clarkson, senior fellow at Political Research Associates, who has followed Moore’s career for years and wil... Speaking of the notorious Roy Moore and his recent victory in the Alabama Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Welton will be joined by Frederick Clarkson, senior fellow at Political Research Associates, who has followed Moore’s career for years and will remind us why his ascent is a really bad thing for our country. Hear the […] State of Belief clean 12:59
An All-out Assault on LGBT Rights http://stateofbelief.com/segments/assault-lgbt-rights/ Sat, 07 Oct 2017 11:51:57 +0000 http://stateofbelief.com/?p=9237 http://stateofbelief.com/segments/assault-lgbt-rights/#respond http://stateofbelief.com/segments/assault-lgbt-rights/feed/ 0 <p>The most extreme anti-LGBT legislation yet went into effect last week in Mississippi. The Colorado gay wedding cake case is now in the hands of the United States Supreme Court, and Alabama Republicans nominated a man to replace Jeff Sessions who displayed the Ten Commandments on government property twice, and was removed each time. Rabbi […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stateofbelief.com/segments/assault-lgbt-rights/">An All-out Assault on LGBT Rights</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stateofbelief.com">State of Belief</a>.</p> The most extreme anti-LGBT legislation yet went into effect last week in Mississippi. The Colorado gay wedding cake case is now in the hands of the United States Supreme Court, and Alabama Republicans nominated a man to replace Jeff Sessions who displayed the Ten Commandments on government property twice, and was removed each time. Rabbi Jay Michaelson, an author, activist and attorney, will join Welton this week to provide an overview of the on-going attempts by some to use the First Amendment as a license to discriminate.

Hear the full October 7, 2017 State of Belief Radio program here.

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The most extreme anti-LGBT legislation yet went into effect last week in Mississippi. The Colorado gay wedding cake case is now in the hands of the United States Supreme Court, and Alabama Republicans nominated a man to replace Jeff Sessions who displa... The most extreme anti-LGBT legislation yet went into effect last week in Mississippi. The Colorado gay wedding cake case is now in the hands of the United States Supreme Court, and Alabama Republicans nominated a man to replace Jeff Sessions who displayed the Ten Commandments on government property twice, and was removed each time. Rabbi […] State of Belief clean 12:55
Gathering for Gun Safety http://stateofbelief.com/segments/gathering-gun-safety/ Sat, 07 Oct 2017 11:49:09 +0000 http://stateofbelief.com/?p=9234 http://stateofbelief.com/segments/gathering-gun-safety/#respond http://stateofbelief.com/segments/gathering-gun-safety/feed/ 0 <p>To find out about the role faith communities are playing in demanding action on gun violence, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will speak with the Rt. Rev. Mariann Budde, Episcopal bishop of Washington D.C., who hosted a gathering of faith leaders representing a diverse array of traditions outside Washington National Cathedral this past Tuesday. The leaders, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stateofbelief.com/segments/gathering-gun-safety/">Gathering for Gun Safety</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stateofbelief.com">State of Belief</a>.</p> To find out about the role faith communities are playing in demanding action on gun violence, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will speak with the Rt. Rev. Mariann Budde, Episcopal bishop of Washington D.C., who hosted a gathering of faith leaders representing a diverse array of traditions outside Washington National Cathedral this past Tuesday. The leaders, including Interfaith Alliance President Rabbi Jack Moline, gathered as the Cathedral tolled its bell once for each life lost in the tragedy.

Hear the full October 7, 2017 State of Belief Radio program here.

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To find out about the role faith communities are playing in demanding action on gun violence, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will speak with the Rt. Rev. Mariann Budde, Episcopal bishop of Washington D.C., who hosted a gathering of faith leaders representing a... To find out about the role faith communities are playing in demanding action on gun violence, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will speak with the Rt. Rev. Mariann Budde, Episcopal bishop of Washington D.C., who hosted a gathering of faith leaders representing a diverse array of traditions outside Washington National Cathedral this past Tuesday. The leaders, […] State of Belief clean 15:25
October 7, 2017 – Religious leaders respond to America’s gun violence epidemic http://stateofbelief.com/showarchive/2017/october-7-2017-religious-leaders-respond-americas-gun-violence-epidemic/ Sat, 07 Oct 2017 11:35:40 +0000 http://stateofbelief.com/?p=9218 http://stateofbelief.com/showarchive/2017/october-7-2017-religious-leaders-respond-americas-gun-violence-epidemic/#respond http://stateofbelief.com/showarchive/2017/october-7-2017-religious-leaders-respond-americas-gun-violence-epidemic/feed/ 0 <p>This week we’ll take a look at how the Political Religious Right is perverting religious liberty at both the state and federal levels. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just made it easier for individuals and organizations to discriminate against LGBT individuals under the guise of “religious freedom.” President Trump, for his part, rolled back access to healthcare for […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stateofbelief.com/showarchive/2017/october-7-2017-religious-leaders-respond-americas-gun-violence-epidemic/">October 7, 2017 – Religious leaders respond to America’s gun violence epidemic</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stateofbelief.com">State of Belief</a>.</p> This week we’ll take a look at how the Political Religious Right is perverting religious liberty at both the state and federal levels. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just made it easier for individuals and organizations to discriminate against LGBT individuals under the guise of “religious freedom.” President Trump, for his part, rolled back access to healthcare for women and girls, allowing even non-religious organizations to claim an exemption.

First, however, we’ll pause to remember the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas this past week. To find out about the role faith communities are playing in demanding action on gun violence, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will speak with the Rt. Rev. Mariann Budde, Episcopal bishop of Washington D.C., who hosted a gathering of faith leaders representing a diverse array of traditions outside Washington National Cathedral this past Tuesday. The leaders, including Interfaith Alliance President Rabbi Jack Moline, gathered as the Cathedral tolled its bell once for each life lost in the tragedy.

The most extreme anti-LGBT legislation yet went into effect last week in Mississippi. The Colorado gay wedding cake case is now in the hands of the United States Supreme Court, and Alabama Republicans nominated a man to replace Jeff Sessions who displayed the Ten Commandments on government property twice, and was removed each time. Rabbi Jay Michaelson, an author, activist and attorney, will join Welton this week to provide an overview of the on-going attempts by some to use the First Amendment as a license to discriminate.

Speaking of the notorious Roy Moore and his recent victory in the Alabama Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Welton will be joined by Frederick Clarkson, senior fellow at Political Research Associates, who has followed Moore’s career for years and will remind us why his ascent is a really bad thing for our country.

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This week we’ll take a look at how the Political Religious Right is perverting religious liberty at both the state and federal levels. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just made it easier for individuals and organizations to discriminate against LGBT ind... This week we’ll take a look at how the Political Religious Right is perverting religious liberty at both the state and federal levels. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just made it easier for individuals and organizations to discriminate against LGBT individuals under the guise of “religious freedom.” President Trump, for his part, rolled back access to healthcare for […] State of Belief clean 55:39
September 30, 2017 – Taking A Knee http://stateofbelief.com/showarchive/2017/september-30-2017/ Sat, 30 Sep 2017 12:28:45 +0000 http://stateofbelief.com/?p=9182 http://stateofbelief.com/showarchive/2017/september-30-2017/#respond http://stateofbelief.com/showarchive/2017/september-30-2017/feed/ 0 <p>This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll explore what the protests — and the varied reactions to them — tell us about the state of the nation. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Dr. Benjamin E. Zeller, assistant professor of religion at Lake Forest College in Illinois, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stateofbelief.com/showarchive/2017/september-30-2017/">September 30, 2017 – Taking A Knee</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stateofbelief.com">State of Belief</a>.</p> This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll explore what the protests — and the varied reactions to them — tell us about the state of the nation. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Dr. Benjamin E. Zeller, assistant professor of religion at Lake Forest College in Illinois, who recently explored the religious and racial fault lines exposed by the controversy in a piece for Religion Dispatches, “#TAKEAKNEE: Race and Religious Violence at the Heart of Trump Attacks on Kaepernick/NFL.”

Last week, so-called “10 Commandments Judge” Roy Moore, who rejects church-state separation and LGBT rights, won the Republican primary in Alabama. He’s now on track to replace Jeff Sessions in the Senate. To better understand the threat to American democracy posed by people like Moore, Welton will speak with Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist whose past warnings about a theocratic takeover of the government seem frighteningly prescient now.  


Finally, with the Religious Right enjoying unprecedented influence in our government and culture, a leading public scholar on religion and longtime evangelical theologian is stepping away from evangelicalism and public life. The Rev. Dr. David P. Gushee will discuss his latest book, Still Christian: Following Jesus Out of American Evangelicalism, and explain why, after three decades, he’ll no longer be writing his popular column.

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This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll explore what the protests — and the varied reactions to them — tell us about the state of the nation. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Dr. Benjamin E. Zeller, This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll explore what the protests — and the varied reactions to them — tell us about the state of the nation. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Dr. Benjamin E. Zeller, assistant professor of religion at Lake Forest College in Illinois, […] State of Belief clean 48:40