As we grapple with an unprecedented loss of faith in media and government in America, we’ll hear from someone who has navigated both. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll speak with Mike McCurry, who served as President Clinton’s press secretary during some of the most contentious moments in recent political history.

McCurry served as the face of the White House from 1994 to 1998 and fielded questions the likes of which few of his predecessors could have imagined. After a 35-year career in national politics, McCurry is now a professor of theology at Wesley Theological Seminary, where he directs the Center for Public Theology.

Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will take a deep dive with McCurry to draw upon his experience and expertise to help make sense of our current political moment. With President Trump’s approval rating at historic lows and his relationship with the press continuing to deteriorate, you won’t want to miss McCurry’s expert analysis.

Welton will be joined in the second half of the show by Rabbi David Saperstein, who recently completed his tenure as Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom. Saperstein is the former longtime director of the Union for Reform Judaism’s Religious Action Center and was nominated by President Obama in 2014.

As the first non-Christian to hold the ambassadorship, as well as an author, attorney and lifelong activist, Saperstein is uniquely qualified to offer an objective evaluation of the state of religious freedom around the globe and here at home. Now serving as Senior Advisor back at the Religious Action Center, we’re looking forward to getting his take on the Trump administration and the fight for religious freedom here and abroad.

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