Every week, Delaware’s Sen. Chris Coons co-hosts a prayer breakfast on Capitol Hill. These prayer breakfasts have a legacy of bring one of the few gatherings that being lawmakers together, regardless of background or party affiliation. Sen. Coons has also been recognized with the National Respect Award by the Secular Coalition for America, and he has been a friend of Interfaith Alliance for many years. This week, State of Belief host Rev. Welton Gaddy will speak with Sen. Coons about the false narrative endlessly promoted by the political religious right – and endlessly amplified by a compliant media – pitting inclusive, progressive values as the natural opposite of fervent belief, to the detriment of both. The senator recently wrote about that false narrative and suggested some prescriptions for change in The Atlantic.
Hear the full July 13, 2019 State of Belief Radio program here.