This weekend on State of Belief, a look at race and religion in the 2008 election.
John Green, Senior Fellow in Religion and American Politics at the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, joins Welton to discuss recent trends in voter attitudes on race and religion, from the so-called Bradley effect to the small part of the electorate that still believes Barack Obama is a Muslim.
Plus, two prominent African – American clergy members share their own perspective on the election with stories from their own congregations and reflections on the larger divisions in American society. Reverend Raphael Warnock is Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia and Bishop Tonyia Rawls is founding pastor of the Unity Fellowship Church Movement in Charlotte, North Carolina.
And Princeton professor Cornel West speaks with Welton about race and democracy. His new book is called Hope on A Tightrope.
Listen to more of Welton’s conversation with Cornel West:
Religion and radio done differently – this weekend on State of Belief.