In 2011

Tune in this weekend to Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast State of Belief to hear…

Kevin Eckstrom, Editor-in-Chief of Religion News Service, on the ethical implications of the federal budget and debt ceiling battles, as well as the often negative impact of politicians becoming bogged down in politics.

Dave McClure, Director of the Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley, on the impact of the state of Illinois’ decision to recognize civil unions, including same-gender unions, on foster care service providers in Illinois, and how when Catholic Charities in Rockford closed in response to the new law, a secular agency stepped up to ensure services to children and families wouldn’t be disrupted. Click here for the extended interview and transcript.

University of Oregon Sociology Professor Azim Shariff, on his new study on how students’ views of God influence their behavior. The study suggests that belief in an authoritarian, punishing God may have a positive effect on human behavior.

Plus, Rev. Gaddy shares why he publicly responded to a Fox affiliate in Memphis that aired a story mocking Mormons and invoking religion as a political tool during election season.


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