Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio:

The Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson, the recently retired Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress is filling in for Welton Gaddy this weekend.

Refugees or invaders? The rhetoric over unaccompanied minors crossing our border is heating up, and we’ll visit both ends of the human pipeline to get to the truth on this humanitarian – and political – issue.

Bishop Gene was recently in Central America to look at the situation firsthand. The small group he traveled with included the National Cathedral’s Associate Director of Programs Richard Weinberg, and they’ll discuss their impressions.

Also, Sharita Gruberg of the Center for American Progress has just returned from visiting a New Mexico detention center where some of these kids are ending up. We’ll hear about what she saw there.

As our impotent Congress fails to come to terms with funding the additional resources desperately needed to address this situation, House conservatives have demanded the gutting of the 2008 Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (signed by George W. Bush) as a bargaining chip. Rights4girls Executive Director Malika Saada Saar explains why.

And what do everyday Americans think about this highly-politicized and potentially racially-charged issue? Dr. Robert P. Jones of the Public Religion Research Institute will have the results of their July Religion and Tracking Poll.

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