We’ll hear from Rabbi Eric Yoffie about his speech to the Islamic Society of North America and the surprising criticizm he’s received.

Plus, how do Muslim athletes compete while fasting for Ramadan? Chicago Tribune religion reporter Manya Brachear joins us to share her profile of several high-school football players who are meeting the challenge.

And we’ll introduce you to the priest who brought Theology to an off-Broadway stage. Father James Martin was an outsider to the world of theater until he was invited to be the “theological advisor” for a new play. His story is chronicled in his new book “A Jesuit Off-Broadway.”

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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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