State of Belief http://stateofbelief.com Religion and radio done differently Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:25:15 +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 A Word From Welton http://stateofbelief.com/segments/a-word-from-welton-9/ Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:28:45 +0000 http://stateofbelief.com/?p=9604 http://stateofbelief.com/segments/a-word-from-welton-9/#respond http://stateofbelief.com/segments/a-word-from-welton-9/feed/ 0 And finally, a Word from Welton about the critical need to galvanize public outrage around real action on gun violence at a time when we see three of the biggest ten mass shootings in US history having taken place in just the past five months. Hear the full February 17, 2018 State of Belief Radio […] And finally, a Word from Welton about the critical need to galvanize public outrage around real action on gun violence at a time when we see three of the biggest ten mass shootings in US history having taken place in just the past five months.

Hear the full February 17, 2018 State of Belief Radio program here.

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And finally, a Word from Welton about the critical need to galvanize public outrage around real action on gun violence at a time when we see three of the biggest ten mass shootings in US history having taken place in just the past five months. And finally, a Word from Welton about the critical need to galvanize public outrage around real action on gun violence at a time when we see three of the biggest ten mass shootings in US history having taken place in just the past five months. Hear the full February 17, 2018 State of Belief Radio […] State of Belief clean 7:08
Our history of electoral extremism http://stateofbelief.com/segments/our-history-of-electoral-extremism/ Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:25:53 +0000 http://stateofbelief.com/?p=9602 http://stateofbelief.com/segments/our-history-of-electoral-extremism/#respond http://stateofbelief.com/segments/our-history-of-electoral-extremism/feed/ 0 Illinois isn’t the only place running questionable candidates. Louisiana also has a particularly colorful history of fringe political candidates, with white supremacist figures, including David Duke, elected to office. Dr. Pearson Cross, professor of Political Science at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will join Welton to take a look back at some of the […] Illinois isn’t the only place running questionable candidates. Louisiana also has a particularly colorful history of fringe political candidates, with white supremacist figures, including David Duke, elected to office. Dr. Pearson Cross, professor of Political Science at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will join Welton to take a look back at some of the most controversial fringe candidates for political office.

Hear the full February 17, 2018 State of Belief Radio program here.

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Illinois isn’t the only place running questionable candidates. Louisiana also has a particularly colorful history of fringe political candidates, with white supremacist figures, including David Duke, elected to office. Dr. Pearson Cross, Illinois isn’t the only place running questionable candidates. Louisiana also has a particularly colorful history of fringe political candidates, with white supremacist figures, including David Duke, elected to office. Dr. Pearson Cross, professor of Political Science at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will join Welton to take a look back at some of the […] State of Belief clean 14:33
The Age of the Troll Candidate http://stateofbelief.com/segments/the-age-of-the-troll-candidate/ Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:23:17 +0000 http://stateofbelief.com/?p=9600 http://stateofbelief.com/segments/the-age-of-the-troll-candidate/#respond http://stateofbelief.com/segments/the-age-of-the-troll-candidate/feed/ 0 Last week, we talked about Illinois congressional candidate and neo-Nazi Arthur Jones. Sadly, he’s not the only overt white supremacist running for office this year. Pastor Dan Schultz will talk to Welton this week to break down this phenomenon. Pastor Schultz is the author of the recent Religion Dispatches article:  All of A Sudden, There’s […] Last week, we talked about Illinois congressional candidate and neo-Nazi Arthur Jones. Sadly, he’s not the only overt white supremacist running for office this year. Pastor Dan Schultz will talk to Welton this week to break down this phenomenon. Pastor Schultz is the author of the recent Religion Dispatches article:  All of A Sudden, There’s Nazis Everywhere… And They Only Seem to Associate with One Party.

Hear the full February 17, 2018 State of Belief Radio program here.

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Last week, we talked about Illinois congressional candidate and neo-Nazi Arthur Jones. Sadly, he’s not the only overt white supremacist running for office this year. Pastor Dan Schultz will talk to Welton this week to break down this phenomenon. Last week, we talked about Illinois congressional candidate and neo-Nazi Arthur Jones. Sadly, he’s not the only overt white supremacist running for office this year. Pastor Dan Schultz will talk to Welton this week to break down this phenomenon. Pastor Schultz is the author of the recent Religion Dispatches article:  All of A Sudden, There’s […] State of Belief clean 11:46
The first post-Christian generation? http://stateofbelief.com/segments/the-first-post-christian-generation/ Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:18:53 +0000 http://stateofbelief.com/?p=9598 http://stateofbelief.com/segments/the-first-post-christian-generation/#respond http://stateofbelief.com/segments/the-first-post-christian-generation/feed/ 0 Religious leaders of all stripes have spent a great deal of time fretting about the rise of the “nones” – a growing group of religiously unaffiliated individuals that includes both Atheists and the spiritual-but-not-religious crowd. A new Barna Group study, Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z, however, found a significant spike among Americans born between 1999 […] Religious leaders of all stripes have spent a great deal of time fretting about the rise of the “nones” – a growing group of religiously unaffiliated individuals that includes both Atheists and the spiritual-but-not-religious crowd. A new Barna Group study, Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z, however, found a significant spike among Americans born between 1999 and 2015. Brooke Hempbell, senior vice president of research at Barna, will join State of Belief host Rev Welton C. Gaddy this week to share what they found and explain why they’re calling this the “first post-Christian generation.”

Hear the full February 17, 2018 State of Belief Radio program here.

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Religious leaders of all stripes have spent a great deal of time fretting about the rise of the “nones” – a growing group of religiously unaffiliated individuals that includes both Atheists and the spiritual-but-not-religious crowd. Religious leaders of all stripes have spent a great deal of time fretting about the rise of the “nones” – a growing group of religiously unaffiliated individuals that includes both Atheists and the spiritual-but-not-religious crowd. A new Barna Group study, Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z, however, found a significant spike among Americans born between 1999 […] State of Belief clean 12:32
February 17, 2018 – Generation Z: least into JC http://stateofbelief.com/showarchive/2018-showarchive/february-17-2018-generation-z-least-into-jc/ Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:15:22 +0000 http://stateofbelief.com/?p=9590 http://stateofbelief.com/showarchive/2018-showarchive/february-17-2018-generation-z-least-into-jc/#respond http://stateofbelief.com/showarchive/2018-showarchive/february-17-2018-generation-z-least-into-jc/feed/ 0 All of us here at State of Belief extend our sincere condolences to the families shattered by the latest in the seemingly endless series of mass shootings. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we will hear a special word from Welton about the horrific plague of gun violence in […] All of us here at State of Belief extend our sincere condolences to the families shattered by the latest in the seemingly endless series of mass shootings. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we will hear a special word from Welton about the horrific plague of gun violence in America. We’ll also discuss the growing number of white supremacists running for office in the United States.

Religious leaders of all stripes have spent a great deal of time fretting about the rise of the “nones” – a growing group of religiously unaffiliated individuals that includes both Atheists and the spiritual-but-not-religious crowd. A new Barna Group study, Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z, however, found a significant spike among Americans born between 1999 and 2015. Brooke Hempbell, senior vice president of research at Barna, will join State of Belief host Rev Welton C. Gaddy this week to share what they found and explain why they’re calling this the “first post-Christian generation.”

Last week, we talked about Illinois congressional candidate and neo-Nazi Arthur Jones. Sadly, he’s not the only overt white supremacist running for office this year. Pastor Dan Schultz will talk to Welton this week to break down this phenomenon. Pastor Schultz is the author of the recent Religion Dispatches article:  All of A Sudden, There’s Nazis Everywhere… And They Only Seem to Associate with One Party.

Illinois isn’t the only place running questionable candidates. Louisiana also has a particularly colorful history of fringe political candidates, with white supremacist figures, including David Duke, elected to office. Dr. Pearson Cross, professor of Political Science at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will join Welton to take a look back at some of the most controversial fringe candidates for political office.

And finally, a Word from Welton about the critical need to galvanize public outrage around real action on gun violence at a time when we see three of the biggest ten mass shootings in US history having taken place in just the past five months.

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All of us here at State of Belief extend our sincere condolences to the families shattered by the latest in the seemingly endless series of mass shootings. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, All of us here at State of Belief extend our sincere condolences to the families shattered by the latest in the seemingly endless series of mass shootings. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we will hear a special word from Welton about the horrific plague of gun violence in […] State of Belief clean 54:11
A Word from Welton: Don’t Tune Out http://stateofbelief.com/segments/a-word-from-welton-dont-tune-out/ Sat, 10 Feb 2018 20:33:08 +0000 http://stateofbelief.com/?p=9584 http://stateofbelief.com/segments/a-word-from-welton-dont-tune-out/#respond http://stateofbelief.com/segments/a-word-from-welton-dont-tune-out/feed/ 0 Finally, a word from Welton. This week, Welton will challenge all of us to the difficult task of tuning in every now and then to what’s being said by those with whom we disagree. Because of the level of influence on the current policy agenda, staying comfortably ignorant of the influential voices on the “other […] Finally, a word from Welton. This week, Welton will challenge all of us to the difficult task of tuning in every now and then to what’s being said by those with whom we disagree. Because of the level of influence on the current policy agenda, staying comfortably ignorant of the influential voices on the “other side” is too great a risk for any one of us to take.

Hear the full February 10, 2018 State of Belief Radio program here.

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Finally, a word from Welton. This week, Welton will challenge all of us to the difficult task of tuning in every now and then to what’s being said by those with whom we disagree. Because of the level of influence on the current policy agenda, Finally, a word from Welton. This week, Welton will challenge all of us to the difficult task of tuning in every now and then to what’s being said by those with whom we disagree. Because of the level of influence on the current policy agenda, staying comfortably ignorant of the influential voices on the “other […] State of Belief clean 4:54
Healing Idaho http://stateofbelief.com/segments/healing-idaho/ Sat, 10 Feb 2018 20:28:53 +0000 http://stateofbelief.com/?p=9581 http://stateofbelief.com/segments/healing-idaho/#respond http://stateofbelief.com/segments/healing-idaho/feed/ 0 What happens when a religious family truly believes that prayer has the power to heal, but adheres to that belief even when a child is sick? It’s a tricky issue, but Idaho legislators have introduced new common-sense legislation that tries to balance religious liberty with the protection of children, who have no vote in the […] What happens when a religious family truly believes that prayer has the power to heal, but adheres to that belief even when a child is sick? It’s a tricky issue, but Idaho legislators have introduced new common-sense legislation that tries to balance religious liberty with the protection of children, who have no vote in the matter and may be too young to explain their symptoms. Interfaith Alliance of Idaho Board President Judy Cross is on State of Belief this week to provide a briefing on the bill.

Hear the full February 10, 2018 State of Belief Radio program here.

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What happens when a religious family truly believes that prayer has the power to heal, but adheres to that belief even when a child is sick? It’s a tricky issue, but Idaho legislators have introduced new common-sense legislation that tries to balance r... What happens when a religious family truly believes that prayer has the power to heal, but adheres to that belief even when a child is sick? It’s a tricky issue, but Idaho legislators have introduced new common-sense legislation that tries to balance religious liberty with the protection of children, who have no vote in the […] State of Belief clean 11:26
App-lauding a global progressive faith community http://stateofbelief.com/segments/app-lauding-a-global-progressive-faith-community/ Sat, 10 Feb 2018 20:27:51 +0000 http://stateofbelief.com/?p=9579 http://stateofbelief.com/segments/app-lauding-a-global-progressive-faith-community/#respond http://stateofbelief.com/segments/app-lauding-a-global-progressive-faith-community/feed/ 0 From the radio to television to the internet, the political religious right has been extremely effective at harnessing technology to connect and to spread its message. Now an ambitious new attempt to build a progressive faith community launched in the form of an app. Crystal Cheatham, creator of “Our Bible,” will join Welton this week […] From the radio to television to the internet, the political religious right has been extremely effective at harnessing technology to connect and to spread its message. Now an ambitious new attempt to build a progressive faith community launched in the form of an app. Crystal Cheatham, creator of “Our Bible,” will join Welton this week to talk about the “meditation app for LGBTQ Christians, their friends and their allies.”

Hear the full February 10, 2018 State of Belief Radio program here.

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From the radio to television to the internet, the political religious right has been extremely effective at harnessing technology to connect and to spread its message. Now an ambitious new attempt to build a progressive faith community launched in the ... From the radio to television to the internet, the political religious right has been extremely effective at harnessing technology to connect and to spread its message. Now an ambitious new attempt to build a progressive faith community launched in the form of an app. Crystal Cheatham, creator of “Our Bible,” will join Welton this week […] State of Belief clean 13:58
Building an Alliance of Virtue for the Common Good http://stateofbelief.com/segments/building-an-alliance-of-virtue-for-the-common-good/ Sat, 10 Feb 2018 20:22:41 +0000 http://stateofbelief.com/?p=9577 http://stateofbelief.com/segments/building-an-alliance-of-virtue-for-the-common-good/#respond http://stateofbelief.com/segments/building-an-alliance-of-virtue-for-the-common-good/feed/ 0 This week in Washington, D.C. hundreds of faith leaders, including a large number of evangelical Christians, gathered for a multifaith gathering called the Alliance of Virtue for the Common Good. The conference, which included remarks from the new U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, culminated in the affirmation of the Washington Declaration – […] This week in Washington, D.C. hundreds of faith leaders, including a large number of evangelical Christians, gathered for a multifaith gathering called the Alliance of Virtue for the Common Good. The conference, which included remarks from the new U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, culminated in the affirmation of the Washington Declaration – a commitment to combat anti-Muslim bigotry here in the United States and violence against religious minorities around the world. The Rev. Micah Fries, a Baptist pastor from Tennessee who participated in the conference, will join host Rev. Welton Gaddy this week to what surprised him and how others, especially evangelical Christians, can build bridges to the Muslim community.

Hear the full February 10, 2018 State of Belief Radio program here.

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This week in Washington, D.C. hundreds of faith leaders, including a large number of evangelical Christians, gathered for a multifaith gathering called the Alliance of Virtue for the Common Good. The conference, which included remarks from the new U. This week in Washington, D.C. hundreds of faith leaders, including a large number of evangelical Christians, gathered for a multifaith gathering called the Alliance of Virtue for the Common Good. The conference, which included remarks from the new U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, culminated in the affirmation of the Washington Declaration – […] State of Belief clean 14:45
February 10, 2018 – An Alliance of Virtue http://stateofbelief.com/showarchive/2018-showarchive/february-10-2018-an-alliance-of-virtue/ Sat, 10 Feb 2018 20:20:21 +0000 http://stateofbelief.com/?p=9571 http://stateofbelief.com/showarchive/2018-showarchive/february-10-2018-an-alliance-of-virtue/#respond http://stateofbelief.com/showarchive/2018-showarchive/february-10-2018-an-alliance-of-virtue/feed/ 0 As freezing temperatures and snow blanket a large part of the country, the relationship between two communities often portrayed as at odds is thawing. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll learn about an effort to build bridges between evangelical Christians and Muslims and get the download on a […] As freezing temperatures and snow blanket a large part of the country, the relationship between two communities often portrayed as at odds is thawing. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll learn about an effort to build bridges between evangelical Christians and Muslims and get the download on a new app to build digital communities for progressive people of faith.

This week in Washington, D.C. hundreds of faith leaders, including a large number of evangelical Christians, gathered for a multifaith gathering called the Alliance of Virtue for the Common Good. The conference, which included remarks from the new U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, culminated in the affirmation of the Washington Declaration – a commitment to combat anti-Muslim bigotry here in the United States and violence against religious minorities around the world. The Rev. Micah Fries, a Baptist pastor from Tennessee who participated in the conference, will join host Rev. Welton Gaddy this week to what surprised him and how others, especially evangelical Christians, can build bridges to the Muslim community.

From the radio to television to the internet, the political religious right has been extremely effective at harnessing technology to connect and to spread its message. Now an ambitious new attempt to build a progressive faith community launched in the form of an app. Crystal Cheatham, creator of “Our Bible,” will join Welton this week to talk about the “meditation app for LGBTQ Christians, their friends and their allies.”

What happens when a religious family truly believes that prayer has the power to heal, but adheres to that belief even when a child is sick? It’s a tricky issue, but Idaho legislators have introduced new common-sense legislation that tries to balance religious liberty with the protection of children, who have no vote in the matter and may be too young to explain their symptoms. Interfaith Alliance of Idaho Board President Judy Cross is on State of Belief this week to provide a briefing on the bill.

Finally, a word from Welton. This week, Welton will challenge all of us to the difficult task of tuning in every now and then to what’s being said by those with whom we disagree. Because of the level of influence on the current policy agenda, staying comfortably ignorant of the influential voices on the “other side” is too great a risk for any one of us to take.

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As freezing temperatures and snow blanket a large part of the country, the relationship between two communities often portrayed as at odds is thawing. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, As freezing temperatures and snow blanket a large part of the country, the relationship between two communities often portrayed as at odds is thawing. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll learn about an effort to build bridges between evangelical Christians and Muslims and get the download on a […] State of Belief clean 50:57