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This weekend on State of Belief, religious leaders call on President Obama to institute a Commission of Inquiry into the Bush¬†administration’s interrogation practices. Plus, a look at the relationship between television and religion and host Welton Gaddy shares some insight from a recent trip to Cuba.

Welton Gaddy speaks with Reverend Ed Bacon about the latest efforts of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. Ed Bacon is the rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, California.

Plus, Diane Winston tells Welton about the relationship between religion, culture and television. Diane Winston is the editor of the new book, Small Screen Big Picture: Television and Lived Religion.  She holds the Knight Chair in Media and Religion at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California.

And, jouranlist Jeff Sharlet shares what he learned about the highly secretive, conservative religious organization he profiled in his book, The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power.

Don’t miss Welton’s own thoughts on his recent trip to Cuba and the state of religious freedom in that country.


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

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