This week on State of Belief, host Welton Gaddy speaks with journalist Jeff Sharlet about his investigation into “The Family”, a top secret religious network with ties to many a member of Congress. Jeff is the author of a new book The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power.
Also, Dan Gilgoff of Beliefnet.com shares some of the week’s top religion and politics news. George Regas of the Abrahamic Faiths Peacemaking Initiative talks about an interfaith message of peace he is bringing to the Middle East this Memorial Day.
And, don’t miss Welton’s own thoughts on peacemaking in the Middle East as he shares his impressions of a recent trip to the World Economic Forum in Egypt.
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.