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 broadcasts the show from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The conference aimed to strengthen the capacity and network of the African American faith community and its leaders to address the needs of those it serves.  Rev. Gaddy speaks with conference director Dr. Iva Curruthers. Children’s Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman tells Welton that much more needs to be done to protect the health of America’s poor children.  Plus, Rev. Gaddy reviews the progress made in rebuilding the Gulf Coast from Hurricane Katrina with Bruce Nolan, the religion reporter for the Times Picayune.

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