This weekend on State of Belief, we take a road trip to some of the most important landmarks in the history of church/state relations. Plus, a new film explores Islam, hip hop and social activism.  And what a recent report can teach religious progressives about the fight for marriage equality.  Find out more.




Host Welton Gaddy speaks with Sally Steenland from the Center for American Progress about her recent study into same – gender marriage and ballot initiatives, The Faithful Divide Over Wedding Vows A Profile of Michigan’s 2004 Battle Over Marriage Equality. Sally Steenland is the Center’s Senior Policy Advisor for Faith and Progressive Policy.

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Plus, Boston University law professor Jay Wexler tells Welton what her learned about the health of the First Amendment when he visited the sights where some of the most important church/state cases were born.  Jay Wexler’s new book is called Holy Hullabaloos: A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church/State Wars

And, the documentary New Muslim Cool chronicles the life, music and faith of Muslim American rapper, Hamza Perez.  Welton is joined by the director and producer, Jennifer Maytorena Taylor. Find out how to watch New Muslim Cool this week on the PBS non-fiction series, POV!

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

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