Happy Labor Day!
We’re taking the weekend off to rest up for what is sure to be a busy fall season on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio program and podcast. So our host, Rev. Welton Gaddy, is sharing some of the most memorable interviews from past years.
In May of 2018, we were thrilled to interview former President Jimmy Carter. This conversation is well worth hearing again. A devout Baptist, who at 94 still teaches Sunday school nearly every week, former President Jimmy Carter has lived with a passion for justice, a devotion to stewardship of the earth and a commitment to nonviolence and even pacifism throughout his life – from the peanut farms in Georgia to the Oval Office in D.C. to the roofs of Habitat for Humanity homes around the world. Welton will speak with President Carter this week in an exclusive conversation about faith, doubt, working across lines of difference and former President Gerald Ford.
We’ll also rewind to 2014, for a Human Rights Campaign expose of the World Congress of Families, which continues to propagate anti-gay propaganda with outlandish claims across the world. Spawned by the American political religious right, this is a movement that is only growing in influence. Welton’s guest was then-HRC Global Associate Director Rebecca Parks.
Also from 2014, you’ll hear Elaine White, who had just stepped away from a longtime leadership position within the political religious right. You’ll hear her reasons for rethinking a lifetime commitment to what conservative activism has all too often come to mean in our nation.