The “fiscal cliff” stalemate in Washington is 100% manmade. And although it makes for some exciting debate for the political talking heads, the threat of severe austerity measures as a partial solution is going to disproportionately impact the poor in this country. Who falls by the wayside when there’s a protracted crisis mindset in Washington? The Rev. Peter Laarman, executive director of Progressive Christians Uniting sounded a warning about this last month in Religion Dispatches Magazine, and he’s with us this week.

Click here to read Rev. Laarman’s Religion Dispatches article.

Click here to learn more about Progressive Christians Uniting.

Click the “play” button above to hear the extended interview. To download this audio, click here. Transcript coming soon. To hear the entire December 8, 2012 State of Belief Radio program, click here.

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