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State of Belief is a weekly radio show that explores the intersection of religion with politics, culture, media, and activism, and promotes diverse religious voices in a religiously pluralistic world.

State of Belief is a weekly radio show that explores the intersection of religion with politics, culture, media, and activism, and promotes diverse religious voices in a religiously pluralistic world.

Location:

Washington, DC

Description:

State of Belief is a weekly radio show that explores the intersection of religion with politics, culture, media, and activism, and promotes diverse religious voices in a religiously pluralistic world.

Language:

English

Contact:

1212 New York Ave, NW 7th Floor Washington, DC 20005


Episodes

July 4, 2020 – Toward a More Perfect Union

7/5/2020
This weekend, millions of Americans are celebrating Independence Day – albeit, many of them socially distanced. As we look back on our nation’s history in this tumultuous time, we reflect on the values of justice, equality and freedom this country was founded on, and resolve to continue fighting for a day where everyone in this […]

Duration:01:02:01

June 27, 2020 – Rob the Vote

6/27/2020
55 years after the Voting Rights Act passed (and seven years after the Supreme Court gutted it), voter suppression and disenfranchisement still runs rampant, disproportionately affecting Black communities. Meanwhile, the summer doldrums – as well as an unprecedented pandemic and public protests in our streets – have not stopped important policy initiatives in Washington. This […]

Duration:01:02:48

June 20, 2020 – Once in a Generation

6/20/2020
From the current civil rights movement of our time, to the ongoing global pandemic, it is impossible to step back and realize that our children and grandchildren will ask us one day about what we did in this moment. One hour, we are grieving across-the-board increases in COVID-19 cases once again, and the next hour […]

Duration:01:00:36

June 13, 2020 – Pride in a Pandemic

6/13/2020
June marks Pride Month, a celebration of the diversity and contributions of the LGBTQI+ community. However, many members of the community are left to celebrate Pride in isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the ongoing protests for racial equity, many of which are calling for stronger protections for Black trans lives. This […]

Duration:00:58:38

June 6, 2020 – No Justice, No Peace

6/6/2020
The past week has been a pivotal one for our nation. Thousands, if not millions of people across the nation are rising in solidarity with Black Americans, calling for a more just justice system that truly protects Black lives. As Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, shared with supporters earlier this week: “To be […]

Duration:00:58:59

May 30, 2020 – Race Again

5/30/2020
As I write this email, communities across the United States are in turmoil. Last week, we mourned the death of Breonna Taylor; this week it’s the murder of George Floyd, a Black man and father of two who died in plain sight, repeating “I can’t breathe” just as Eric Garner did in the same manner […]

Duration:01:18:01

May 23, 2020 – Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

5/23/2020
Jogging while Black. That is what seems to have led to Ahmaud Arbery’s death – with three white men now under arrest for pursuing and killing him… because he fit a profile. Men who were only arrested two months later, once video evidence of the murder circulated on the Internet and massive outcry — led […]

Duration:01:16:04

May 16, 2020 – The Power Worshippers

5/16/2020
Many of us recognize the potential of religious faith to be a source for good – whether we ourselves confess a faith tradition or not. The critical need to protect our pluralistic, democratic form of government from corruption by special interests, including sectarian religious agendas, is also well-established. But, sadly, these values aren’t universally recognized […]

Duration:00:54:39

May 9, 2020 – The Shape of Our Communities Post-COVID

5/9/2020
As the weeks go on and on in this global pandemic, we’re beginning to see how the fallout of the COVID-19 virus is shaping our communities. From research showing that marginalized Americans are disproportionately coming down with the illness, to religion being used to push far-right propaganda during a crisis, we must stay alert to […]

Duration:01:02:34

May 2, 2020 – Suing for the Right to Sicken

5/2/2020
We’ve heard it from most every leading public health official: stay home, stay safe. Yet public protests – increasingly exposed as far from springing from the grassroots – as well as ostensibly religious leaders and conservative activist law firms are fomenting rebellion against lifesaving restrictions on freedom of movement and assembly. This as the US […]

Duration:01:01:01

April 25, 2020 – Dueling crises

4/25/2020
The Holy Muslim month of Ramadan is underway. Ramadan Kareem to everyone keeping the fast while observing unprecedented restrictions on gatherings and community events. The relentless spread of COVID-19 dominated mainstream news, with little mention of the 50th celebration of Earth Day on Wednesday. It didn’t help that the White House chose this week to […]

Duration:01:20:02

April 18, 2020 – Finding a faithful new way

4/18/2020
As the world continues to struggle with matters of life or death in the face of the global pandemic, important religious observances are taking place without the benefit of communities coming together – except in a handful of communities where faith leaders are defying crucial contact restrictions and risking the lives of the faithful and […]

Duration:01:06:22

April 11, 2020 – Stay Home, Stay Focused, II

4/11/2020
Warm greetings to everyone celebrating Easter or observing Passover. We truly hope that our friends and supporters are healthy, safe, and staying home as much as possible. As the loss of life from the pandemic mounts, we hold close to us the folks out there coping with grief. And we will continue to stand together […]

Duration:00:58:40

April 4, 2020 – Antisocial Distancing

4/4/2020
COVID-19 is fundamentally changing the ways that our communities work, learn and worship. However, what has not changed is the need to speak out against the Religious Right’s attacks on the safety and wellbeing of minority communities. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we’ll look into ways that […]

Duration:00:52:43

March 28, 2020 – Stay Home, Stay Focused

3/28/2020
Now more than ever, it is crucial that all of us do our part to flatten the curve by minimizing personal contact — and that includes our State of Belief team. In that spirit, this week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we will hear excerpts from Interfaith Alliance’s new […]

Duration:01:15:52

March 21, 2020 – In it for the Long Run

3/21/2020
As more and more of us find ourselves working from home – or just stuck at home – State of Belief, the weekly radio program and podcast from Interfaith Alliance takes a look at what’s holding the nation’s attention, and what might be falling by the wayside at a time such as this. We’ll address […]

Duration:00:51:18

March 14, 2020 – Prayer During a Pandemic

3/14/2020
From bitter partisan divides to a President’s reliance on inflammatory rhetoric, the current political climate is defined by incendiary language. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Helio Fred Garcia, founder of Logos Consulting Group and author of the upcoming book Words on Fire: The Power of Incendiary Language […]

Duration:01:11:11

March 7, 2020 – Running on Faith

3/7/2020
This past week brought with it one of the most significant campaign shake ups that this election cycle has seen, with former Mayors Pete Buttigieg and Michael Bloomberg, as well as Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren, dropping out of the Democratic presidential primary. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show […]

Duration:00:58:27

February 29, 2020 – Politics Goes Viral

2/29/2020
Beyond the disease itself, many concerns come along with a global pandemic such as coronavirus. From misinformation to rampant xenophobia, it is on each of us to stay healthy while also seeking out truthful facts and avoiding racist stereotyping. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we will look […]

Duration:01:05:07

February 22, 2020 – A Rich Tapestry of Beliefs

2/22/2020
This week, we’re bringing you a special best-of show, with highlights from the earliest years of our program focusing on alternative beliefs in our diverse nation. On State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we’ll rewind to an interview from 2006 with secular trailblazer Sam Harris, as well as a conversation with […]

Duration:00:52:58