This weekend, tune in to Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast State of Belief to hear the highlights of a hot-off-the-presses look at American values, to recap the presidential debate season, and to meet this year’s Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award recipient.
It’s been a year of appeals to voters’ values and often in blatant religious language. But beyond religion, there are very few issues in this year’s election that aren’t connected with voters’ personal values and ethics in one way or another. That’s one reason why just days before the election it’s so valuable to have a comprehensive look at what values Americans say they hold. And thanks to the Public Religion Research Institute’s 2012 American Values Survey, we have just that. This week we get the highlights from the annual look at the intersection of religion, values and public policy from Dr. Robert P. Jones, PRRI CEO. Click here for extended interview video and transcript.
It used to be after a televised presidential debate ended, you had to wait until the next day around the water cooler at work to find out what other people thought. Well, nowadays, you just have to log onto Twitter to find out what millions of people think of every moment of every debate. However, now that the debates are over, we can take a moment to stop and look back at the entire spectacle and weigh its importance in this seemingly endless campaign season in more than 140 characters. And Sarah Posner, senior editor at Religion Dispatches, joins us this week to help dissect what we saw and heard from the candidates.
The 2012 Walter Cronkite Award
State of Belief is a production of Interfaith Alliance. This year the Alliance is giving its Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award to our host and its president Welton Gaddy. At a gala ceremony in New York City on November 11, we’ll be recognizing Welton and celebrating his 15 years of leadership. This week, whether he likes it or not, we’ll spend a little time learning a bit more about Welton. Click here for extended interview video and transcript.