Israeli Arabs: Do you accept Israel as the Jewish state?

Do you accept Israel as the Jewish state? Mohammad Faradis I think it should be a binational state Because we’re both both nations were born not born Both nations were are part of this land? – Yes We both have … I don’t think it should just be for one Continue Reading

Standing with those persecuted for their faith or belief. #Article18ForAll

Today, we want to mark the International Day Commemorating Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Freedom of Religion or Belief. We stand with those persecuted – every person must have the right to believe as they choose, have the right to change that belief if they choose, and have Continue Reading

The Jihad Triangle: Belief, Knowledge, Obedience (David Wood)

Lines are one-dimensional. But if you put several lines together in the right way, a second dimension emerges—something more complex than any of the individual lines. Human beings are complex creatures. We make decisions based on a variety of factors: genetics, upbringing, feelings, beliefs, desires, and so on. Much of Continue Reading

Palestinians: Would you agree to a binational state?

What do you think of one state with Israelis and Palestinians? Mohammad Nablus Yes, I think that would be okay Would everyone be equal? His mother (from the side) is saying no He is saying, not everybody but maybe we can be equal together Why is his mother saying no? Continue Reading

John Shelby Spong: Part II State of Belief Radio Interview, August 17, 2013

[REV. DR. C. WELTON GADDY, HOST]: When you started writing these kinds of thoughts – who were you writing for? Were you writing for yourself? Were you writing knowing that there were people who were just exactly where you were – who was your audience? [RT. REV. JOHN SHELBY SPONG, Continue Reading

“Zealot” Author Reza Aslan State of Belief Radio Interview: July 20, 2013

[REV. DR. C. WELTON GADDY, HOST]: Reza Aslan is a respected religion scholar, a popular commentator, best-selling author and University professor. His first book, “No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam,” has been translated into thirteen languages, and named one of the 100 most important books Continue Reading

The Idolatry of God: Peter Rollins State of Belief Radio Interview, May 25, 2013

[REV. DR. C. WELTON GADDY, HOST]: From Interfaith Alliance, this is State of Belief Radio. I’m your host, Welton Gaddy. Peter Rollins is an Irish author and philosopher who writes provocatively about faith and spirituality. His new book has the striking title “The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Continue Reading

DOMA’s Done: Bishop John Shelby Spong State of Belief Radio Interview, June 26, 2013

[REV. DR. C. WELTON GADDY, HOST]: On Wednesday morning, Just as the Supreme Court was poised to announce its momentous rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, Ray, my producer, and I were wending our way through the New Jersey countryside on our way to a Continue Reading

“Noah” writer Ari Handel: State of Belief Interview April 5, 2014

[REV. DR. C. WELTON GADDY, HOST]: Perhaps surprising in an age of Muppets Most Wanted and The Lego Movie, an epic drama that draws its inspiration from the Hebrew Scriptures opened in the top spot last weekend. Noah is not the first in the recent spate of religiously-themed films, but Continue Reading

John Shelby Spong: Part I State of Belief Radio Interview, August 17, 2013

[REV. DR. C. WELTON GADDY, HOST]: Bishop Spong, first of all, let me just say what an honor it is to interview you. You are a person that I have admired, and whose writings I have read carefully. And so to interview you is really a special pleasure. You and Continue Reading