Aidan Delgado, one of the few soldiers to be granted Conscientious Objector status in Iraq, tells us why he put down his weapon, defended his faith, and left the military. His new book is entitled “The Sutras of Abu Ghraib: Notes from a Conscientious Objector in Iraq.”

Also, does it matter if presidential candidates pray? If you watched the Democratic Presidential Debate on ABC last weekend, you would think so. Dan Nejfelt from Faith in Public Life discusses the debate with us.

And, we’ll look at the religious history of Los Angeles. Raphael Sonenshein, political sceintist at Cal State Fullerton, tells us why LA is a City of Sectarian Angels.

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State of Belief explores the intersection of religion with politics, culture, media, and activism. Through interviews with newsmakers and celebrities, reports from the field, and his own commentary, Welton shows how religion and radical freedom are best friends and how the religious right is wrong – wrong for America and bad for religion.

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