Jonathan Woodward is the podcast producer at Religion News Service.
All Stories by Jonathan Woodward
Faith and Public Service with Texas Reps Salman Bhojani and James Talarico
By Jonathan Woodward — September 17, 2023
State of Belief host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush talks with Texas State Representatives Salman Bhojani and James Talarico.
The Real Moral Majority with Rev. Jennifer Butler
By Jonathan Woodward — September 9, 2023
State of Belief host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush interviews Rev. Jennifer Butler, founder of Faith in Public Life and author of "Who Stole My Bible? Reclaiming Scripture as a Handbook for Resisting Tyranny."
What Good Religion Can Do With Katherine Marshall
By Jonathan Woodward — September 5, 2023
State of Belief host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush talks with Dr. Katherine Marshall, Senior Fellow at Georgetown University's Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.
A Call to Conscience at the Parliament of the World’s Religions
By Jonathan Woodward — August 26, 2023
Host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush interviews attendees at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago, Ill.
The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy with Robert P Jones
By Jonathan Woodward — August 20, 2023
State of Belief host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush interviews Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, about his new book "The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy and the Path to a Shared American Future."
Preview: Defending Freedom and Human Rights at the Parliament of the World’s Religions
By Jonathan Woodward — August 16, 2023
Host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush previews the 2023 convening of the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago with Rev. Stephen Avino, Sara Rahim, and Phyllis Curott.
American Idolatry with Andrew Whitehead
By Jonathan Woodward — August 5, 2023
Paul Raushenbush interviews Andrew Whitehead, author of the new book, "American Idolatry: How Christian Nationalism Betrays the Gospel and Threatens the Church."
Protecting Democracy with Congressman Jamie Raskin
By Jonathan Woodward — August 2, 2023
Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) discusses extreme partisanship in Washington, his work as co-founder of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, and how he remains hopeful in the face of profound personal losses. And Interfaith Alliance Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy Darcy Hirsh explains the Freedom to Vote Act.
Staying Awoke with Derrick Harkins
By Jonathan Woodward — August 2, 2023
Former HUD Director of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and Director of Interfaith Outreach for the Democratic National Committee and the Obama reelection campaign Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins
Elizabeth Reiner Platt, Columbia Law School Law, Rights, and Religion Project
By Jonathan Woodward — July 17, 2023
Reviewing the latest pro-discrimination SCOTUS ruling in 303 Creative v. Elenis, with Columbia Law School's Law, Rights, and Religion Project Executive Director Elizabeth Reiner Platt
RNS Morning Report: New museum remembers Scotland’s dark era of witch hysteria
By Jonathan Woodward — July 11, 2023
RNS Morning Report: Halted appointment of theology dean rocks the Vatican and beyond
By Jonathan Woodward — July 7, 2023
Kevin M. Kruse, Re-righting History
By Jonathan Woodward — July 6, 2023
Historian Kevin M. Kruse discusses the ongoing threat of untruths in our understanding of American history and of each other; also, "Interfaith Voices" host Ambereen Khan, who's a mom in the Montgomery County School System where anti-gay fearmongering has triggered alarm among some Muslim and other minority families.
RNS Morning Report: Southern Baptists lose another megachurch: Elevation Church quits the SBC
By Jonathan Woodward — July 3, 2023
Dobbs Ruling Anti-versary: Rev. Angela Tyler-Williams of SACReD
By Jonathan Woodward — July 1, 2023
Marking the first anniversary of the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision, striking down constitutional protections for reproductive choice.
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