On the next State of Belief Radio –

When political deadlock leads to a government shutdown, what does that mean for working Americans? we’ll talk to Simon Greer, longtime community organizer and President and CEO of the Nathan Cummings Foundation. With a long history of working for justice for all Americans, he brings both a spiritual and a strategic perspective to the issue.

You’ll also hear some thoughts on the moral components of cutting services to the neediest among us from Sister Simone Campbell. Executive Director of NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby. Ironically, the Continuing Resolution that Congress has refused to vote on includes numbers very close to the Ryan budget, which we discussed with Sister Simone right after her first Nuns on the Bus Tour for Families, Faith and Fairness last summer.

And a Washington synagogue that’s opened its doors to furloughed workers with a space informally called “Shutdown Central.” We’ll hear about it from Rabbi Scott Perlow, Associate Director of Jewish Programming at “6th and I,” a historic synagogue and community in Northwest Washington, DC.

Plus, a new high-tech initiative to combat religious bias-based violence from the Stamford Peace Innovation Lab and the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund. With the release of a comprehensive new study titled “Turban Myths,” there’s new hope for combating attacks on persons based on their perceived faith. We’ll meet Peace Lab co-director Margarita Quihuis.

That’s all coming up this weekend on State of Belief! Here’s how to listen.

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