Happy Easter! Happy Passover! This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll hear highlights from the 2017 Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Awards held earlier this month in Washington, DC. Receiving this year’s awards were legendary public radio host Diane Rehm and attorney, activist and Gold Star father Khizr Khan.
Interfaith Alliance created the Cronkite award in 1998 to recognize individuals who promote democratic values, defend religious freedom and reinvigorate informed civic participation. In their words and deeds, Rehm and Khan embody the values represented by the award. You won’t want to miss their compelling voices.
Khizr Khan, whose speech at last summer’s Democratic National Convention dismantled stereotypes of Muslim Americans, spoke at the event about the importance of interfaith organizing. Acclaimed journalist Diane Rehm, who retired from her eponymous radio show and now hosts a weekly podcast, addressed the crisis of confidence in the media.
You’ll hear both in a fascinating conversation with Interfaith Alliance president Rabbi Jack Moline. The Cronkite event was truly powerful and inspiring, and we’re pleased to be able to share it with you.