Alarming new findings about anti-Semitism in America were released this week. On State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll explore the Anti-Defamation League’s new report which documents the alarming surge in anti-Semitic incidents last year, followed by a further spike in the first months of 2017.

Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Aryeh Tuchman, Associate Director of ADL’s Center on Extremism, for a deep dive into the latest audit of anti-Semitic incidents. They’ll go beyond the headlines about anti-Semitic harassment and bullying and talk specifics about the causes and nature of the major uptick in harassment of American Jews.

Intolerant. Bigoted. Even hateful. For many Americans, these words describe Christians who label themselves “evangelical.” Many evangelical Christians see themselves in a very different way: Born-again. Bible-centered. Good-news-bringing. But one thing is inarguable: evangelical Christians have played a significant role in making America what it is today. This week on State of Belief, Welton will speak with Pulitzer prize-winning author Frances Fitzgerald, author of a comprehensive new book entitled, The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America.

Here at State of Belief we’ve spoken primarily with people distressed by the direction the country headed in 2016 – and into this year. This week, Welton will broaden the conversation with a guest who has a different perspective — Kay Kellogg Katz, a Republican who served 12 years in the Louisiana House of Representatives and was a delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention. She was a Trump voter – and she’s happy with his presidency so far.

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