We find ourselves in unprecedented times – a cliche, perhaps, but a sentiment that rings truer every day. One year after the insurrection, tensions are rising over vaccination mandates and religious divides are widening. It makes us all wonder – when, if ever, will it all go back to normal? This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we will look into President Biden’s first year in the oval office and the role faith has played along the way.

It has been a tough year for all Americans, and we can only wish for a brighter 2022. With the first year of the Biden administration behind us, we turn once more to political management expert Greg Lebel, who will join Rev. Welton Gaddy, host of State of Belief, to reflect on the successes and failures of the administration thus far.

Religious divides are as old as America herself. While our country was founded on the basis of religious freedom, we are still striving for an inclusive democracy in which every person is free to believe as they choose without discrimination or coercion. Welton will sit down with author Dr. Jacques Berlinerblau to discuss his new book Secularism: The Basics that takes a deeper look into this issue. 

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” In honor of MLK Day, we will revisit the inspirational conversation we had with Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of our nation’s hero, in 2020.

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