We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! As we gather with friends and family, this week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll revisit some notable interviews from a decade ago that are as relevant now as when we first recorded them.
With the United States still deeply enmeshed in Iraq and Afghanistan, we’ll hear from faith-driven conscientious objector and Iraq War veteran Aidan Delgado. He’s the author of the book The Sutras of Abu Ghraib, which explores his spiritual develop and the attitudes that made prisoner abuse possible. And we’ll remember a unique Denver, Colorado restaurant which operates under the motto, Serving good food for the greater good.
Next we’ll explore Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA, which prepares students to bring an uncompromising Religious Right viewpoint to influential positions in government. We’ll hear from author Hanna Rosin, author ofGod’s Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America, about her experiences researching the book.
The Simpsons manages to address religion in substantive ways while reaching vast audiences – something that more formal critiques fail to accomplish. We’ll hear more from religion writer Mark Pinsky, author of The Gospel According to The Simpsons.
We’ll also revisit an interview with David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons, the authors of the book unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity…and Why It Matters.
We’ll close the program with a word from host Rev. Welton Gaddy about how gratitude can serve as an important defense against being manipulated by false messages. Whether in the realm of religious freedom, immigration or any other divisive issue, Americans must guard against being misled and turning against one another.