In 2021

Religious beliefs and convictions have a profound impact on the lives of each of us – whether religious or not. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will check on what Trump-obsessed conservatives heard at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Texas, along with a look at groundbreaking new research from the Public Religion Research Institute and the University of Cologne in Germany.

The events of January 6th shook the nation – but they also galvanized a movement that continues to grow in strength and influence. And woe to those who believe the wholesale undermining of our Union has somehow ceased. Mya Jaradat, religion reporter at Deseret News will join Welton to discuss the Conservative Political Action Conference last weekend as well as her frightening article These Christian lawmakers are trying to ‘restore a more godly nation.’

The independent Public Religion Research Institute has just released a groundbreaking new publication, The 2020 Census of American Religion, researching the expression and impact of faith in and on our society and culture. Welton will sit down with Dr. Robert P. Jones, PRRI Founding CEO.

New research from Germany looks into whether having religious beliefs help make people happier with their lives – and challenges long-standing assumptions. Dr. Katharina Pöhls, from the University of Cologne in Germany, will join Welton to discuss the findings presented in Religious people aren’t generally more satisfied with life than anyone else.

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