The National Day of Prayer is coming up, but if you think that this day is intended to celebrate the vast religious diversity of this nation, think again. The Religious Right has hijacked this observance and closed the doors to anyone who doesn’t accept Jesus as their personal savior. We’ll talk to the organizers of a campaign who are trying to reclaim the National Day of Prayer for ALL people of faith.
Plus…In honor of Earth Day this past Tuesday we’ll take you out into the wilderness with a woman who calls herself the Adventure Rabbi. She’ll tell us why spirituality and the outdoors are so interconnected.
And, Rabbi Jack Moline, Chair of the Board of Directors of The Interfaith Alliance, is in the studio to discuss the interfaith audience he had with the Pope during the pontiff’s visit to Washington, D.C.
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.