Weeks after the nationwide chaos that resulted from the Trump administration’s first Muslim ban, the president has signed a revised executive order. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll explore whether the new ban is just like the old one.
Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Jonathan Smith, legal director at Muslim Advocates, for a discussion of the legal issues and human implications of the latest executive order, and how it compares with its predecessor. We’ll also hear how Muslim Advocates and other civil rights organizations are working in the courts to block implementation of the new ban.
While many in the media see the Trump administration as chaotic, and at times downright dysfunctional, his supporters seem to think that everything is going according to plan. Which is it? Or could both be true? Welton will pose these questions and more to State of Belief’s regular political commentator Greg Lebel, a veteran of several presidential campaigns who recently retired from teaching political management at George Washington University.
Finally, Welton will be joined by Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, to get a preview of next month’s Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Awards in Washington, DC. The event will honor longtime public radio host Diane Rehm and Gold Star dad and activist Khizr Khan for their outstanding achievements at the crossroads of religion, government and politics.