In 2021

In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, vitriolic language targeting Muslims and immigrants became commonplace in public discourse. Most Americans recognize the injustice of this anti-Muslim bigotry in hindsight, though it would be naive to say that racist, Islamophobic scapegoating is a matter of the past.

Amid the contentious commentary, however, were more thoughtful dialogues, even twenty years ago. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we will revisit one such conversation.

Twenty years ago, the Rev. Dr. Thomas Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, and Rabbi Jack Moline, who is now president of Interfaith Alliance, spoke publicly with one another about faith, security, and forgiveness on Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly from PBS. Ten years later, they revisited the conversation. And this week, they will join Rev. Welton Gaddy, host of State of Belief, for the second decennial follow-up to that original broadcast.

In recent history, feminist theologians and artists have imagined Christ in female form. Welton will sit down with the Rev. Kyndall Rae Rothaus, author of a powerful new book Thy Queendom Come: Breaking Free from the Patriarchy to Save Your Soul, to discuss her feminist reimagining of God and spirituality.

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