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Tune in this weekend to Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast State of Belief to listen in on a compelling conversation between Welton and a NAACP national board member; learn what one filmmaker thinks love in action looks like; and discover something new about Albert Einstein, science and religion.

NAACP Endorses Marriage Equality
Despite the best efforts of his political opponents to drive a wedge between President Barack Obama and his base over his support of same-sex marriage, the NAACP announced its support for marriage equality last weekend. We’re joined this week by civil rights legend and NAACP national board member the Rev. Dr. Amos Brown, who provides insights into this historic decision, the reasons he feels it was a necessary decision and his optimistic view for the future. Click here for extended interview and transcript.

This is What Love in Action Looks Like
In 2005, a 16-year-old boy in Memphis, Tennessee came out to his parents as gay. When he learned his parents were going to send him to a conservative Christian “reparative therapy” center called Love in Action, Zach Stark reached out to friends and classmates via social media. What happened next surprised everyone. Filmmaker Morgan Jon Fox spent the next five years creating a documentary film This is What Love in Action Looks Like, just released on DVD, and Morgan joins us this week to talk about the making of this beautiful film. With a current legislative effort in California to outlaw ex-gay schemes geared toward minors in that state, and the World Health Organization joining other health authorities in condemning the practice, this documentary couldn’t have come at a better time. Click here for extended interview and transcript.

Einstein’s Jewish Science
How does a scientist’s religious and ethnic background inform his approach to science? A new book argues that the answer is: “a lot more than we think!” Dr. Steve Gimbel, chair of the Philosophy Department at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, joins us this week to talk about his new book: Einstein’s Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion. Click here for extended interview video and transcript.

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