Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio:
Crisis in Ukraine. A leading theologian explains how Russia came to see itself as justified through religion, and what Western leaders need to understand about that if they hope to respond in an effective way. The Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite expands on the compelling thoughts she shared in her Huffington Post article titled “Putin’s Holy Russia Goes to War.”
We’ll also talk with Valdas Dovydenas, a Kiev resident, about what daily life is like today, and what everyday Ukrainians hope will happen next.
Chuck Hagel has called for cuts to the Pentagon budget. The Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker lobby in the public interest says: cut more. You’ll hear from FCNL’s Associate Executive Secretary for Strategic Advocacy Jim Cason.
And United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcaño: she’s a leading activist on Immigration and LGBT issues. We’ll talk about fasting for fairness and families, about legally-sanctioned homophobia in Africa, and the role of the Church in the fight for justice.