This weekend on State of Belief, a look at the fight for gender equality in Islam at a West Virginia mosque. Plus, Welton shares his own thoughts on violence, hate speech and religion.


asrabrittanywelton0148.jpgHost Welton Gaddy is joined in studio by activist Asra Nomani and filmmaker, Brittany Huckabee whose PBS documentary The Mosque in Morgantown chronicles Asra’s efforts for reform in Islam.

Asra Nomani is a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal and the author of Standing Alone: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam. She is currently a visiting scholar in the practice of journalism at Georgetown University where she leads the Pearl Project, a faculty-student investigation into the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

Brittany Huckabee is the founder and principal of Version One Productions, Inc., and served as a 2006-2007 Filmmaker-in-Residence at WGBH, Boston’s award-winning PBS station.

The Mosque in Morgantown airs nationally Monday, June 15th.  Check local listings!


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Religion and Radio done differently – this weekend on State of Belief.

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