March 6, 2021 – Extremism and Healing

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By Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

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 happening in the far right movements that have transformed our country.

Bishop Minerva Carcaño, a leading voice on the ethical and religious mandate for caring for the displaced and the desperate, will join host Rev. Welton Gaddy to discuss how the Biden-Harris administration has addressed the worst excesses of the previous administration’s immigration policy–and what work remains to be done.

Welton will also sit down with Rev. James Forbes, Jr., President of the Healing of the Nations Foundation, to discuss how racism is tearing at the moral fabric of our country. We’ll talk about how increasing diversity in a range of leadership roles has helped us move in the right direction, and what challenges lie ahead in healing the wounds of bigotry and division.

Finally, People For the American Way Senior Fellow Peter Montgomery will join Welton to discuss what he saw while covering last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference, where Joe Biden apparently never got elected president.

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