Washington, D.C. – On this Sunday’s “State of Belief,” The Interfaith Alliance Foundation’s show on Air America Radio, Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy sheds light on the role of faith for those at war. Rev. Gaddy welcomes Andrew Carroll, who has assembled a remarkable collection of letters from soldiers from the American Revolution through the current war in Iraq. Carroll tells Rev. Gaddy that soldiers are the great “undiscovered theologians” when they write home to share their experiences. Gloria Caldas joins Rev. Gaddy to read one of her letters featured in Carroll’s new book, Grace Under Fire: Letters of Faith in Times of War. Rev. Gaddy also speaks with Celeste Zappala, a member of Gold Star Families Speak Out, about the Christian Peace Witness Protest this weekend. Finally, director of the Secular Coalition for America Lori Lipman Brown discusses the revelation that Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA) is a non-theist, making him the highest ranking official in the United States who is the highest ranking elected official in the United States who has openly stated that he does not believe in a supreme being.
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