Even with an ever-increasing volume of information available instantly and at our fingertips, sometimes it seems like we actually know less. For the final few weeks of the year, we’re going to slow down, spending more time with some high-profile guests as we go deeper on some of the biggest issues of our day. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we’ll take an in-depth look at the state of our nation, its relationships with other countries and the role of religion in building up – and tearing down – some of those relationships.
State of Belief host Rev. Welton Gaddy will sit down with Dr. Richard N. Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, to get a better understanding of the complicated interconnections among power, populations and principles at play in the United States and on the global stage. Dr. Haass is a regular member of the Morning Joe panel on MSNBC and the author of numerous essential books, the most recent being A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order. As a part of their conversation, taped at the Council on Foreign Relations’ studios in New York City, Dr. Haass will also share memories of the late President George H.W. Bush, who the country mourned this past week in a state funeral at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.