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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.

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

January 28, 2023 – Big Tech, Hate and Religious Freedom Online

1/28/2023
This past Wednesday, Interfaith Alliance released the comprehensive new report Big Tech, Hate and Religious Freedom Online. As a part of that release, Interfaith Alliance hosted an expert panel discussion, moderated by State of Belief host Rev. Paul Raushenbush. On this week’s show, you’ll hear the warnings and strategies the panelists. Zeki Barzinji is the […] The post January 28, 2023 – Big Tech, Hate and Religious Freedom Online first appeared on State of Belief.

Duration:01:06:18

January 21, 2023 – In Pursuit of the Greater Good

1/21/2023
At a time when the Religious Right and its elected allies misuse religion and attempt to force one set of beliefs on all, it is always worth considering how we can channel faith to contribute toward the greater good. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we’ll be discussing […] The post January 21, 2023 – In Pursuit of the Greater Good first appeared on State of Belief.

Duration:00:54:53

January 14, 2023 – Dr. Martin Luther King Today

1/14/2023
This Monday, Americans across the spectrum of backgrounds and beliefs will join together to celebrate the life and incalculable impact of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If we are to honor his vision for the Beloved Community – and push back against those on the who have tried to repurpose his beliefs – […] The post January 14, 2023 – Dr. Martin Luther King Today first appeared on State of Belief.

Duration:00:56:04

January 7, 2023 – Making the Most of the New Year

1/7/2023
Right now, people across faith and place are readjusting to everyday life after the holiday season. The dawn of a new year is always an opportunity to reflect, lean on our loved ones and our communities for strength and guidance, and consider what kind of change we want to see – and manifest – in […] The post January 7, 2023 – Making the Most of the New Year first appeared on State of Belief.

Duration:00:58:11

December 31, 2022 – A Fresh Start in 2023

12/31/2022
Each new calendar year seems to bring a fresh slate of challenges for this country. While some of us might look to the new year with trepidation, we can take comfort in the incredible victories our community achieved together in 2022. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we […] The post December 31, 2022 – A Fresh Start in 2023 first appeared on State of Belief.

Duration:01:04:20

December 24, 2022 – Religion and Politics in 2022

12/24/2022
The Supreme Court’s demolition of reproductive rights. The powerful faith-based mobilization behind the Respect for Marriage Act. The alarming rise of Christian nationalism on the campaign trail. To say 2022 has been a momentous year for religion and politics would be a huge understatement, and there’s no better time than these last days of the […] The post December 24, 2022 – Religion and Politics in 2022 first appeared on State of Belief.

Duration:00:53:16

December 17, 2022 – How the Respect for Marriage Act Became Law

12/17/2022
On December 13, President Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act into federal law, ensuring all Americans can marry who they love. For months, Interfaith Alliance has been working alongside partners to push the Respect for Marriage Act across the finish line before a new Congress takes over in January. Rev. Paul Raushenbush, President of […] The post December 17, 2022 – How the Respect for Marriage Act Became Law first appeared on State of Belief.

Duration:01:09:30

December 10, 2022 – Combating Antisemitism

12/10/2022
Antisemitism is sharply on the rise across the nation. Unprovoked violence, dangerous rhetoric from public figures, leadership changes at Twitter enabling soaring numbers of hateful posts… It feels like a vicious cycle that threatens to desensitize Americans to levels of anti-Jewish rhetoric and violence that would have been unthinkable not too long ago. This week […] The post December 10, 2022 – Combating Antisemitism first appeared on State of Belief.

Duration:01:20:20

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