This Easter and Passover weekend, tune in to State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, to hear from Welton about being at the Supreme Court on Tuesday as the Justices took up marriage equality; to hear about a new website aimed at helping bridge religious divides and foster community; an interfaith initiative involving fair trade coffee farmers in Uganda. Also, a message of thanks from Welton to our loyal listeners.

From the steps of the Supreme Court
As Supreme Court Justices heard arguments inside on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, Welton was outside as part of the United for Marriage rally where he made the case that religious freedom and marriage equality are not mutually exclusive. But he was not just there to speak, he also had a chance to listen. Among those he heard was Wade Henderson, CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Henderson took a few minutes to speak with Welton on the importance of this moment.

Organizing to bridge the religious divide
Auburn Theological Seminary has launched a new initiative called Groundswell that aims to empower leaders working to “bridge the religious divides, build community, pursue justice, and heal the world.” The project’s organizing director, Isaac Luria, joins Welton to share the vision of this important undertaking.

“Delicious Peace”
An interfaith initiative involving fair trade coffee farmers in Uganda, brings us a new CD from Smithsonian Folkways titled “Delicious Peace: Coffee, Music, and Interfaith Harmony in Uganda.” The CD’s producer, Jeffrey Summit, joins Welton to share this project.

Plus, a thank you from Welton to the Listeners
Welton takes a few moments to express his heartfelt gratitude to the many listeners of State of Belief who made contributions over the last week to keep the show on the air and help it grow.  The response has been deeply gratifying.

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