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State of Belief is based on the proposition that religion has a positive and healing role to play in the life of the nation. The show explains and explores that role by illustrating the vast diversity of beliefs in America – the most religiously diverse country in the world – while exposing and critiquing both the political manipulation of religion for partisan purposes and the religious manipulation of government for sectarian purposes.

State of Belief is based on the proposition that religion has a positive and healing role to play in the life of the nation. The show explains and explores that role by illustrating the vast diversity of beliefs in America – the most religiously diverse country in the world – while exposing and critiquing both the political manipulation of religion for partisan purposes and the religious manipulation of government for sectarian purposes.
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Washington, DC

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State of Belief is based on the proposition that religion has a positive and healing role to play in the life of the nation. The show explains and explores that role by illustrating the vast diversity of beliefs in America – the most religiously diverse country in the world – while exposing and critiquing both the political manipulation of religion for partisan purposes and the religious manipulation of government for sectarian purposes.

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


Episodes

February 17, 2018 – Generation Z: least into JC

2/18/2018
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All of us here at State of Belief extend our sincere condolences to the families shattered by the latest in the seemingly endless series of mass shootings. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we will hear a special word from Welton about the horrific plague of gun violence in […]

Duration:00:54:11

February 10, 2018 – An Alliance of Virtue

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As freezing temperatures and snow blanket a large part of the country, the relationship between two communities often portrayed as at odds is thawing. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll learn about an effort to build bridges between evangelical Christians and Muslims and get the download on a […]

Duration:00:50:56

February 3, 2018 – State of the Me-nion

2/3/2018
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Donald Trump delivered his first official State of the Union address on January 30, claiming to have taken historic action to protect religious liberty. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we will examine that claim with looks at an administration awash in theocratic culture warriors and the truth of […]

Duration:00:48:33

January 27, 2018 – One Down, More to Go

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What a year it’s been! A year ago, President Trump was inaugurated. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll take a look back at the Muslim Ban and the Women’s March. We’ll also dig into a recent Supreme Court (non)decision related to anti-LGBT measures disguised as a protection of […]

Duration:00:52:42

January 20, 2018 – Dreaming of DACA

1/20/2018
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This weekend marks the first anniversary of the Trump administration. Over the past year, we’ve heard faith voices grow louder, both in support and in resistance to the administration’s agenda. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we will talk about how diverse faith communities are coming together to support […]

Duration:00:54:57

January 13, 2018 – Rescuing Religious Freedom

1/13/2018
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This weekend marks 12 years of continuous broadcasting for State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast. It’s also Martin Luther King Day weekend, and Tuesday is Religious Freedom Day. Highlighting the growing assault on “religious freedom for all” is a big part of what we do every week on this show, and what […]

Duration:00:48:38

January 6, 2018 – Some New Year Resolutions

1/6/2018
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Happy New Year! Our promise to you as we start 2018 is that for any stories we know are likely to generate outrage, we’ll work hard to provide action steps for you to respond to the issue at hand. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we will do just […]

Duration:00:56:14

December 30, 2017 – A Year-end Religion Roundup

12/30/2017
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Happy New Year from all of us here at State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast! This week, we look back on some of the most important religion stories of the year with Religion News Service editor-in-chief Jerome Socolovsky. How did mainstream media do in covering the way religion was used to impact […]

Duration:01:02:11

December 23, 2017 – Challenges and Christmas

12/23/2017
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Happy holidays from all of us here at State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast. This week, we will look back at interfaith cooperation and activism over the past year, and we’ll revisit past shows that are well worth hearing again. Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, will join host Rev. Welton […]

Duration:00:48:53

December 16, 2017 – Moore is less in Alabama

12/16/2017
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Since Tuesday’s special Senate election in Alabama, many have been discussing what it means to be an evangelical. Eighty percent of white evangelical Christians voted for losing Republican candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexually assaulting and harassing underage girls. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we […]

Duration:00:48:23

December 9, 2017 – Separation Anxiety

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On Tuesday, attorneys in the so-called gay wedding cake case appeared before the Supreme Court for oral argument (not pictured.) At the center of the case is a baker who denied service to a gay couple, claiming that baking them a wedding cake would violate his religious beliefs. This is a particularly apt backdrop for […]

Duration:00:54:25

December 2, 2017 – Tax cuts for the rich

12/2/2017
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Republicans in Congress just notched their first major legislative victory this year – a sweeping tax bill that will primarily benefit wealthy Americans and corporations. The legislation includes a number of giveaways to the Religious Right. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll explore the morality of revamping taxes, taking […]

Duration:00:56:57

November 25, 2017 – Best of State of Belief for Thanksgiving Day Weekend

11/25/2017
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We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! As we gather with friends and family, this week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll revisit some notable interviews from a decade ago that are as relevant now as when we first recorded them. With the United States still deeply enmeshed in Iraq […]

Duration:00:48:27

November 18, 2017 – Moore complaints against Ten Commandments judge

11/18/2017
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Political and religious observers are questioning the relevance and moral standing of the Religious Right in the aftermath of the sex abuse allegations against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll take a look at an increasingly influential group – Americans who are […]

Duration:00:48:41

November 11, 2017 – Sexual Violence, Gun Violence

11/11/2017
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Another mass shooting grabbed headlines this past week. It happened in a small church in a small town in Texas, and cut short 26 lives that included several small children. This tragedy briefly overtook the seemingly endless series of revelations in the media about sexual harassment and abuse by powerful men. This week on State […]

Duration:00:57:28

November 4, 2017 – At EPA, the Bible is in, science out

11/4/2017
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Defenders of genuine religious freedom have grown deeply frustrated by the mainstream media’s dismissal of the motives and impact of the Religious Right, especially as those forces have come to dominate the Trump Administration. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll shine a spotlight on the impact of the […]

Duration:00:55:44

October 28, 2017 – Know Before You Go (to Church)

10/28/2017
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They say those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it. It may be a cliché, but it’s a good reminder to look to the past to help understand the present day. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we will do just that – examine lessons learned from […]

Duration:00:48:27

October 21, 2017 – The War Against the ‘War on Christmas’ has begun

10/21/2017
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In an age in which the political Religious Right seems to have all but taken over the government, the work of maintaining separation of church and state is critical. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we will take a look at recent victories for genuine religious liberty and find […] The post October 21, 2017 – The War Against the ‘War on Christmas’ has begun appeared first on State of Belief.

Duration:00:48:41

October 14, 2017 – Virginia vs Racism

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It’s fitting that a weekend that began with Friday the 13th is the same weekend that the Religious Right is gathering for the so-called Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC, to plot how to force their religious views on the rest of us. And for the first time, a sitting president is addressing them. This […] The post October 14, 2017 – Virginia vs Racism appeared first on State of Belief.

Duration:00:48:38

October 7, 2017 – Religious leaders respond to America’s gun violence epidemic

10/7/2017
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This week we’ll take a look at how the Political Religious Right is perverting religious liberty at both the state and federal levels. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just made it easier for individuals and organizations to discriminate against LGBT individuals under the guise of “religious freedom.” President Trump, for his part, rolled back access to healthcare for […] The post October 7, 2017 – Religious leaders respond to America’s gun violence epidemic appeared first on State of...

Duration:00:55:39

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