October 24-25, 2009

This weekend on State of Belief, theology professor Paul Knitter talks with host Welton Gaddy about his new book, Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian.  Plus, a monumental First Amendment case before the Supreme Court. American Prospect senior correspondent, Paul Waldman, and Welton recap oral arguments in Salazar v. Buono, a case involving a large cross in the Mojave Desert National Preserve.


without_buddha_i_could_not_.jpgAnd Randolph Dobbs from the Los Angeles Baha’i Center speaks with Welton about the situation facing seven imprisoned Baha’i in Iran. Learn more about the Baha’i faith and read about Senate Resolution 71 condemning the Government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of the Baha’i minority in Iran.

Plus, Welton shares his own thoughts on the need for more civility in public discourse.

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Religion and Radio done differently – this weekend, on State of Belief.

**WEB EXTRAS**
Don’t miss Paul Waldman’s prediction of how the Supreme Court will rule in the Mojave cross case:

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Host Welton Gaddy with professor Paul Knitter in the Air America studios
Host Welton Gaddy with professor Paul Knitter in the Air America studios

And hear more from Paul Knitter about misconceptions surrounding Buddhism:

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