With the passing of Labor Day weekend, we’re into the home stretch of the political season. In fact, early voting starts soon in a number of states. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll take stock of this roller coaster ride of an election.

Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by State of Belief stalwart, Greg Lebel, a veteran of several presidential campaigns and a professor of Political Management at George Washington University. Welton and Greg will discuss all the latest developments and how millions of American voters are only now beginning to pay serious attention to the race for the White House.

Welton will also speak with sociologist Orlando Rodriguez on the 15th anniversary of the horrific attacks of 9/11. Rodriguez, whose son died in the World Trade Center attack, attracted worldwide attention when he and his wife publicly urged the United States against responding to the attacks with further inhumanity. He’ll share his incredible journey of healing in the intervening years.

Finally, Welton will be joined by theologian Miroslav Volf, whose latest book is titled, Public Faith in Action: How to Think Carefully, Engage Wisely, and Vote with Integrity. Far too often, the rhetoric of religion and values seems to be the exclusive purview of political conservatives. Volf’s book challenges that hegemony.

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