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This weekend on State of Belief, Welton Gaddy takes a journey into America with one of the world’s leading authorities on Islam.  Plus, a look at a recent lawsuit that debates whether the Roman cross is a religious symbol. And, religious attitudes in America are changing. Find out how.

Welton Gaddy shares his thoughts on the lifting of the ban on stem cell research by President Obama.

Utah attorney Brian Barnard talks about a recent lawsuit involving 12-foot high roadside crosses in Utah.  Read more about the case.

Plus, Akbar Ahmed discusses his look at the lives of Muslim Americans in a new project called Journey Into America.  Dr. Ahmed is one of the country’s leading experts on Islam.  He is a professor of Comparative and Regional Studies at American University and he is the author of several books, including Journey Into Islam.

And, demographer Ariela Keysar shares insight from the American Religious Identification Survey she co-authored. Ariela Keysar is an associate research professor in public policy and law at Trinity College and she is associate director of the college’s Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture.


Religion and radio done differently – this weekend on State of Belief.


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