In 2020

Throughout this week’s Republican National Convention, religion has been at the forefront of the convention stage. Unfortunately, it was mostly used to make baseless accusations against godless Democrats. Speaker after speaker only confirmed the sheer influence of the Religious Right on the Trump administration – and vice versa.

This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we will hear insightful commentary on the convention from a variety of political analysts, community leaders, and activists. And that includes the co-founder of a group called Christians Against Trumpism and Political Extremism, commentator William Kristol, and a former neo-nazi skinhead who today works to help other racists walk away from extremist violence.

Campaign veterans have unique and valuable perspectives on election cycles anew. That is why Rev. Welton Gaddy, host of State of Belief, sat down each day with Greg Lebel, a seasoned campaign strategist and professor emeritus of political management, to discuss what we saw at the convention – and what it spells for the months ahead.

Over the course of the past week, Welton was able to interview, online, a diverse array of activists and analysts to delve into the convention. With power out in most of Louisiana, though, Interfaith Alliance President Rabbi Jack Moline steps in to review both conventions with Greg, as well as to present highlights of some of those notable conversations.

The full video interviews are available online at and

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