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For decades, the religious right has worked to distort religious freedom into a license to discriminate. This included pushing the use of invaluable aid for public schools to fund private school programs… and now, homeschooling. Education funding should benefit students of all faiths, identities, and abilities. This week on State of Belief, Interfa…
 
Disunity continues to plague the United States in powerful and often threatening ways. As an overtly Christian observance of a National Day of Prayer looms, how does that bring together those championing the “humble re-dedication of the Nation to Almighty God” and the tens of millions of non-Christian and secular Americans? We’ll also look at our h…
 
This week marked a watershed moment in the movement for racial justice as Derek Chauvin – the officer who killed George Floyd, sparking nationwide protests – was convicted of second-degree murder. But this is only accountability for one – there is still so much to be done in pursuit of justice for all. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Allia…
 
For millions of Americans–especially those who have been able to get a COVID vaccination–it truly feels like spring is here. But don’t let the nice weather fool you; the culture wars that have strained our civic bonds are still here, from local churches and classrooms to the U.S. Supreme Court. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s ra…
 
At a difficult time in our nation’s life, it’s important to take stock of progress when we see it–because the green shoots of equality, justice and understanding are all around us. This week on State of Belief, the weekly radio program and podcast from Interfaith Alliance, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will talk with leaders in a range of fields about how…
 
Happy Easter to all who celebrate! May this Christian observance of new beginnings and sacred hope bring some lightness into what continues, for so many, to be a dark time indeed. Joining in that observance, we’ll dedicate this week’s show to bringing you some of the most uplifting stories from the 15 years Rev. Welton Gaddy has been hosting State …
 
After a few weeks away, we’re happy to welcome our host Rev. Welton Gaddy back to State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio program and podcast. In the shadow of two mass shootings, he’ll speak with individuals who are working to bind up the wounds of impacted communities and to explore new ways to think about our experience of faith. As the nat…
 
For Catholics who support LGBTQ+ equality, this week’s statement from the Vatican prohibiting church blessings for same-sex relationships felt like a big step backwards, especially after the new tone defined by Pope Francis’s earlier comments about LGBT people: “Who am I to judge?” At the same time, a powerful new book calls for white evangelical A…
 
It has been one year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and though the end is on the horizon, we will continue to deal with its impact for months to come. As we grapple with this public health crisis, our pursuit of religious freedom, justice, and equity remain as important as ever. This week Rabbi Jack Moline, president of the Interfaith Alli…
 
Whether we admit it or not, the extremism and division of the last four years hasn’t disappeared with a new presidential administration. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio program and podcast, we’ll talk about how the challenges of xenophobia and racism still demand our focus and attention–and we’ll learn what exactly is happ…
 
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