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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

September 24, 2022 – Picking up the Pieces

9/24/2022
In recent years, there has been plenty of ink spilled about what divides us as Americans. But in order to chart a better path forward, we desperately need to come together and affirm our shared humanity. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we’ll discuss how to promote healing […]

Duration:01:04:44

September 17, 2022 – Welcome to the Future

9/17/2022
This week, we gather 24 years of collective leadership at Interfaith Alliance – and a bold vision for the future – in one conversation, as newly-appointed President and CEO Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush takes his seat. Paul brings a wealth of experience in leadership, organizing, writing, editing and teaching. Most recently with Interfaith America, he […]

Duration:01:00:47

September 10, 2022 – Dread-not!

9/10/2022
Across the country, Americans are experiencing a constant drumbeat of anxiety, whether prompted by the sure signs of climate change with wildfires and floods, rising white Christian nationalism and extremism, constant gun violence, rising interest rates and a slowing economy – the list goes on. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio […]

Duration:01:24:33

September 3, 2022 – Labor Day best-of State of Belief

9/3/2022
It’s Labor Day Weekend! This holiday traditionally marks the end of the summer vacation season with one more chance at relaxation and refreshment, and this year many of us are gathering with loved ones in ways the pandemic prevented the past couple of years. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio program […]

Duration:00:28:53

Reorganized Religion

8/27/2022
From the January 6th insurrection to the rise of Christian nationalism, you don’t need to look far to see the corrosive impact of the Religious Right’s efforts to undermine religious freedom. But to better understand the various factors enabling this movement, it’s always helpful to hear from the folks who cover these issues for a […]

Duration:00:25:02

August 27, 2022 – The Power of the Written Word

8/27/2022
At home and abroad, Christian nationalism threatens our democracy and the promise of true religious freedom for people of all faiths and none. Few understand this movement better than those who research and write about these topics every single day. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we’ll hear […]

Duration:00:29:38

August 20, 2022 – The Intricacies of Faith in America

8/20/2022
Religion and politics often collide in unpredictable ways, and the common view that these issues are black and white could not be further from the truth. Behind every headline is a story that sheds light on the diversity, contradictions, and complexities of faith in America today. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly […]

Duration:01:04:11

August 13, 2022 – Combating Hate and Fighting for Equality

8/13/2022
The intersection of faith and politics in America today is defined by contradictions and misconceptions. Even as fringe voices are using their outsized influence to impose their beliefs on all, the vast majority of faithful Americans are demonstrating that equality and solidarity are complementary with religious freedom. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s […]

Duration:00:49:17

August 6, 2022 – Remembrance and Resilience

8/6/2022
The alarming rise of faith-based discrimination and religiously-motivated violence has raised urgent questions about who we are as a nation and how we can build a better future. Across our communities, grassroots activism from faith voices has shown that there is a better path forward if we’re willing to learn from people of all backgrounds […]

Duration:00:39:31

July 30, 2022 – Democracy and Religious Freedom on the Ballot

7/30/2022
There is no shortage of major issues at home and abroad impacting voters’ decisions this midterm season – but the role of religion should not be overlooked. With democracy and true religious freedom on the ballot, faithful Americans have an essential role to play to help protect our core values. This week on State of […]

Duration:01:05:23

July 23, 2022 – A Rainbow of Beliefs

7/24/2022
All of us who believe America is built on true religious freedom know we’ve reached a dangerous and uncertain moment. As the Religious Right – aided and abetted by its allies in government – tries to impose a Christian nationalist vision of America, other courageous faith leaders are using their platform to show us the […]

Duration:01:07:27

July 16, 2022 – Christian Nationalism and the Court

7/16/2022
Sign up to get State of Belief delivered to you every week! These past few weeks have been very difficult for those of us who promote an inclusive vision of religious freedom. The Supreme Court continues to demolish reproductive choice and church-state separation, and Christian nationalist rhetoric continues to pop up on the campaign trail. […]

Duration:01:17:25

July 9, 2022 – The Antidote to Nationalism

7/9/2022
The exponential encroachment of Christian nationalism on our nation is undoubtable. To protect our democracy for people of all faiths and none, we need a diverse coalition to speak up in defense of a vision of religious freedom that benefits the many, not the conservative, Christian few. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s […]

Duration:01:06:16

July 2, 2022 – Oh Say, Can You Hear

7/3/2022
Happy 4th of July Weekend! As we pause to commemorate the birthday of our nation, there’s nothing more appropriate here on State of Belief, the weekly radio program and podcast from Interfaith Alliance, than to remember some of our favorite interviews addressing our First Freedom – that of religion and belief. And now more than […]

Duration:00:47:18

June 25, 2022 – Democracy, Not Theocracy

6/26/2022
This week, the day that many of us feared arrived. In one fell swoop, the conservative justices attacked the personal safety and religious liberty of millions of Americans by stripping away the constitutional right to an abortion. This is only the latest example of a radical movement determined to impose its religious beliefs on all. […]

Duration:01:03:47

June 18, 2022 – Celebrating Liberation and Fighting for Justice

6/19/2022
Last year, President Joe Biden signed into law long-overdue legislation designating Juneteenth a federal holiday. Americans come together this weekend to commemorate the liberation of enslaved people and honor the invaluable contributions of Black culture and history. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we’ll discuss the meaning of […]

Duration:00:55:29

June 11, 2022 – Faith in the Culture Wars

6/12/2022
There is a common misconception that all Christians are on one side in the culture wars being waged in this country. Of course, this obscures the fact that a majority of Americans – including those of faith – support protections both for LGBTQ+ rights and reproductive choice. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s […]

Duration:01:03:34

June 4, 2022 – Faithful Americans for Equality

6/4/2022
Happy Pride Month! As we celebrate the beloved LGBTQ+ community throughout the month of June, the fight for equality is as urgent as ever. Relentless attacks – including from political leaders and Religious Right figures – have denied our LGBTQ+ siblings the rights and freedoms that every American, regardless of background, is guaranteed. But the […]

Duration:01:11:16

May 28, 2022 – God, Guns, and Grief

5/28/2022
No words can accurately capture our national grief as we mourn the lives – mostly children! – lost in Texas this week. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we will explore the latest ways in which the Religious Right marches in lockstep with the gun lobby in our […]

Duration:01:16:18

May 21, 2022 – The Warning of Buffalo

5/21/2022
Our hearts are with the people of Buffalo following the massacre of ten Black residents by a white supremacist in a local grocery store. Motivating the shooter was the racist, xenophobic, and antisemitic “Great Replacement” theory – a counterfactual ideology that, in recent years, has been brought to the mainstream by radical lawmakers and media […]

Duration:00:56:34