Interfaith Alliance Board Member Bishop Carlton Pearson is the subject of a star-studded new Netflix film, “Come Sunday,” about his spiritual journey and battle with the religious establishment. The movie, which was directed by Josh Marston and produced by Ira Glass of “This American Life,” is set in 1998 after the beloved Tulsa, Oklahoma, minister experienced a divine epiphany following a news report about Rwandan genocide victims. Facing calls to recant and branded a heretic after preaching a new “Gospel of Inclusion” that expresses a disbelief in the idea of hell, Pearson goes on a personal, physical and spiritual journey to help the faithful re-examine what it means to be reconciled with God. Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, had the opportunity to speak with Bishop Pearson following an exclusive, advanced screening of the film hosted by the Alliance, and we’ll bring you that conversation on State of Belief this week.
Hear the full April 21, 2018 State of Belief Radio program here.