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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

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

December 3, 2022 – Religion by the Book

12/3/2022
The 24/7 news cycle can feel relentless. As technology continues to advance, we increasingly live in a time of information overload and constant multitasking. Especially at the end of a long year, it’s a good time to take a step back, reflect, and make the time to process the hectic world around us – and […] The post December 3, 2022 – Religion by the Book first appeared on State of Belief.

Duration:01:34:36

November 26, 2022 – Thanksgiving

11/26/2022
Happy Thanksgiving! As challenging as this moment is for so many of us, the practice of active gratitude offers promise for both hope – and healing. On this special edition of State of Belief, the weekly radio program and podcast from Interfaith Alliance, host Rev. Paul Raushenbush shares an extended conversation with Rabbi Joshua Stanton, […] The post November 26, 2022 – Thanksgiving first appeared on State of Belief.

Duration:00:41:10

November 19, 2022 – United for Our Neighbors

11/19/2022
Across faiths, we’re united by a shared obligation to protect our neighbors. Over the past week, we saw two powerful demonstrations of that principle in action in our nation’s capital, as faith leaders across diverse backgrounds and beliefs gathered on Capitol Hill to combat Islamophobia and advance marriage equality. This week on State of Belief, […] The post November 19, 2022 – United for Our Neighbors first appeared on State of Belief.

Duration:00:52:31

November 12, 2022 – What Now?

11/12/2022
It’s been a week of surprises since election day on Nov. 8th. While control of both houses of Congress still hang in the balance, conventional wisdom suggests Christian nationalism, election denial and conspiracy theories turned out to be far less effective than feared. The wisdom our guests bring to this week’s State of Belief, Interfaith […] The post November 12, 2022 – What Now? first appeared on State of Belief.

Duration:00:53:30

November 5, 2022 – The Power of the Vote

11/5/2022
From coast-to-coast in recent years, we’ve witnessed the reemergence of appalling efforts being made to disenfranchise members of marginalized communities at the ballot box. These actions are why the fight to preserve voting rights for all has been a central focus of the work of many religious social justice groups for years. This week on […] The post November 5, 2022 – The Power of the Vote first appeared on State of Belief.

Duration:01:07:38

October 29, 2022 – Midterm Mania and the Fight to Protect Democracy

10/29/2022
Considering the stakes, this year’s midterm elections are far from normal. Recent polling suggests that Christian nationalism could be gaining traction on the right, but fortunately younger generations are resisting its encroachment into public life. Our vote remains powerful, but there is undoubtedly a clear and concerted effort underway by the Political Religious Right and […] The post October 29, 2022 – Midterm Mania and the Fight to Protect Democracy first appeared on State of Belief.

Duration:01:07:47

October 22, 2022 – Bridging Division with Religion

10/22/2022
Too often, we encounter stories about how faith is being used to divide us, rather than bring us together. But we all have the power to channel our beliefs into promoting dialogue, compromise, and peace.This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we’ll be discussing how people of faith can […] The post October 22, 2022 – Bridging Division with Religion first appeared on State of Belief.

Duration:01:00:06

October 15, 2022 – Fighting Christian Nationalism, State by State

10/15/2022
After Roe v. Wade was overturned earlier this year, the states became the battleground in the struggle for both reproductive freedom and other critical civil rights. At the state level, for instance, rampant voter suppression targeting Black voters is eroding our democracy further. While national politics are important, state and local politics are often where […] The post October 15, 2022 – Fighting Christian Nationalism, State by State first appeared on State of Belief.

Duration:00:57:11

October 8, 2022 – Challenging Christian Nationalism

10/8/2022
There is no greater threat to American democracy today than Christian nationalism. Ahead of the midterms and looking beyond, Interfaith Alliance is working to sound the alarm on this dangerous ideology and equip members of our community with the tools to further a more inclusive vision of religious freedom. As Interfaith Alliance strengthens these efforts, […] The post October 8, 2022 – Challenging Christian Nationalism first appeared on State of Belief.

Duration:01:05:42

October 1, 2022 – Christian Nationalism is on the Ballot

10/1/2022
On Wednesday, September 28th, Interfaith Alliance convened an urgent briefing on Capitol Hill on the subject of Christian Nationalism as a threat to the very fiber of our democracy. Hosted by US Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, it brought together a diverse panel of prominent experts to discuss this growing danger – and strategies for […] The post October 1, 2022 – Christian Nationalism is on the Ballot first appeared on State of Belief.

Duration:00:56:01

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 […] The post September 24, 2022 – Picking up the Pieces first appeared on State of Belief.

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 […] The post September 17, 2022 – Welcome to the Future first appeared on State of Belief.

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 […] The post September 10, 2022 – Dread-not! first appeared on State of Belief.

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 […] The post September 3, 2022 – Labor Day best-of State of Belief first appeared on State of Belief.

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 […] The post Reorganized Religion first appeared on State of Belief.

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 […] The post August 27, 2022 – The Power of the Written Word first appeared on State of Belief.

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 […] The post August 20, 2022 – The Intricacies of Faith in America first appeared on State of Belief.

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 […] The post August 13, 2022 – Combating Hate and Fighting for Equality first appeared on State of Belief.

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