This week, news broke that Marina Butina, a woman charged with conspiracy and acting as an unregistered foreign agent for Russia, tried to use the National Prayer Breakfast “to establish a back channel of communication.” The annual breakfast hosted by members of Congress is led by a secretive religious organization known as “The Family.” Few people know more about this mysterious group than Jeff Sharlet, an award-winning author and journalist. Jeff is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, and he joins State of Belief host Rev. Welton C. Gaddy to break down this week’s headlines and share what he’s learned from his investigation into this fundamentalist religious cohort within the upper echelons of American politics.

Hear the full July 21, 2018 State of Belief Radio program here.

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