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Baptists provide meals for unpaid federal workers

Baptist Relief volunteers provide meals for federal workers affected by partial government shutdown.

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Muslim enclave that was foiled attack target urges justice

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A Muslim group called Wednesday for full prosecutions against the four people accused of plotting an...

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Crush of desperate migrant families seek asylum at border

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Maria Orbelina Cortez says she fled El Salvador for the U.S. after her husband attacked her and knocked a...

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Catholic student says he didn't disrespect Native American

PARK HILLS, Ky. (AP) — A Catholic high school student whose close encounter with a Native American activist and a black...

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Far-right lawmakers walk out of Holocaust tribute in Bavaria

BERLIN (AP) — More than a dozen state lawmakers from a German far-right party walked out of the Bavarian parliament during a...

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Czech lawmakers approve taxation of church restitution plan

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Parliament's lower house on Wednesday approved a proposal drafted by Communist lawmakers to tax the...

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The Latest: White House reaches out to Kentucky students

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on reaction from a recent encounter between white teenagers, Native American marchers and a...

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Boys school shuts down amid fallout over Washington videos

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky boys' school shut down its campus Tuesday as a precaution and a small protest was held outside...

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Lawton Community Theatre to produce Oklahoma premiere of 'serious comedy' 'Church & State'

LAWTON — Lawton Community Theatre will produce the Oklahoma premiere of “Church & State” Feb. 1-3 and 7-10 at the theater,...

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Review: 'Nowhere Child' is Christian White's stunning debut

"The Nowhere Child: a Novel" (Minotaur), by Christian WhiteA young woman's fond memories of her happy childhood and loving...

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King events draw potential Democratic presidential hopefuls

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Americans commemorated Martin Luther King Jr., Democratic presidential hopefuls fanned out across the...

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Church celebration pays tribute to King

A crowd of about 1,600 paid tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday during a celebration of the civil rights...

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Oklahoma Methodists participate in Indigenous People's March

A group of American Indians representing the United Methodist Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference participated in the first...

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Bible lesson for Jan. 19

Bible lesson for Jan. 19

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Baptist convention hosts Evangelism Conference

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma's Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference is set for Jan. 27-29 at First Southern...

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Oklahoma ties: What they said about Bailey Smith

Several Oklahoma Southern Baptist leaders recently shared comments about Bailey Smith in the immediate aftermath of his death.

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Pope wants bishop to punish sex abusers, not cover up cases

Pope Francis is insisting that bishops attending his high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit will learn the laws to use against...

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Religion briefs for Jan. 19

Religion briefs for Jan. 19

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Bailey Smith, early Southern Baptist Convention conservative president, dies

Evangelist Bailey Smith, who helped sustain the Conservative Resurgence at its outset in the Southern Baptist Convention, died...

Best online degree programs reported

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Oklahoma State University’s online programs in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology are ranked in the top 20 nationwide in the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

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Zimbabwe in 'total internet shutdown' amid deadly crackdown

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe imposed a "total internet shutdown" for most of Friday in what critics called an attempt to...

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India's top court paves way for bars with dancers to reopen

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for the reopening of Mumbai's dance bars, which had been a...

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Gay rights group takes issue with Karen Pence's new employer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Karen Pence's return to teaching at a Virginia school that lists "homosexual or lesbian sexual activity" as...

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Annual Norman Mayor’s Interfaith Breakfast set for Monday

Norman's annual Mayor’s Interfaith Breakfast honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held Monday. The event...

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Kansas governor expands ban on anti-LGBT bias to contractors

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor on Tuesday reinstated a ban on anti-LGBT bias in state agencies' employment...

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Governor Kemp conciliatory in Georgia inaugural address

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Gov. Brian Kemp pledged Monday to work for all Georgians, striking a conciliatory tone in his...

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'McJesus' sculpture sparks outrage among Israel's Christians

HAIFA, Israel (AP) — An art exhibit in Israel featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald has sparked protests by the country's Arab...

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Building at renowned Kiev monastery complex catches fire

MOSCOW (AP) — Fire has broken out in a building at the renowned Pechersk monastery complex in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, but...

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The Latest: Congo runner-up asks court to order vote recount

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local):3:10 p.m.Congo presidential runner-up...

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Kemp prepares to lead Georgia after rough, partisan campaign

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's new governor campaigned as a self-described "politically incorrect conservative" who sealed support...

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Foundation awards Mobile Meals grants to churches

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is helping provide warm meals to homebound older residents by awarding $53,400 in grants...

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Bible lesson for Jan. 12

Bible lesson for Jan. 12

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Houses of worship plan host King holiday events

Several houses of worship and faith-inspired groups are hosting events and activities commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Religion briefs for Jan. 12

Religion briefs for Jan. 12

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Prayer service will commemorate Unity Week

The Oklahoma Alliance for Liturgy and the Arts will host a prayer service to commemorate the 2019 Week of Prayer for Christian...

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Love is at the Center of it all

Every nook and cranny of a former church building has been transformed to house OKCity Center, a youth recreation program that...

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Episcopal Church allows same-sex marriage in NY diocese

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Episcopal Church on Friday cleared the way for same-sex marriages in an upstate New York diocese where...

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OKC's Jewel Box Theatre faces 'uncertain' future as First Christian Church is up for sale

The future of Oklahoma City's oldest continuously operating community theater is uncertain now that its longtime production...

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APNewsBreak: No death penalty in Catholic store attack

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A prosecutor said Friday that he won't seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing a woman and...

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Muslim family: Hospital guard said they looked 'scary'

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A Muslim family says staff at a Virginia hospital told them they looked "scary" and threatened to kick them...

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Poll: Faith in clergy's honesty drops among US Catholics

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Fewer than a third of U.S. Catholics rate the honesty and ethical standards of clergy as "very high" or...

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Congo opposition candidate Fayulu asserts he won 61 percent of the presidential vote, citing Catholic Church observers

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo opposition candidate Fayulu asserts he won 61 percent of the presidential vote, citing Catholic...

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Local Texas GOP rejects outing vice chair over his faith

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Republicans in one of the most populous counties in Texas voted Thursday to keep a Muslim doctor as...

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Congo's Catholic church says official election result does not match its tally from 40,000 poll observers

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's Catholic church says official election result does not match its tally from 40,000 poll observers.

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Yemen's information minister says rebel drone attack wounded 2 senior commanders, shows Houthis 'not ready for peace'

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's information minister says rebel drone attack wounded 2 senior commanders, shows Houthis 'not ready for peace'

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Government shutdown cancel's Carson prayer breakfast speech

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The federal government shutdown has scrambled plans for a Missouri prayer breakfast after Ben Carson...

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Texas county Republicans to vote on Muslim vice chair ouster

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Republicans in one of the most populous counties in Texas will decide this week if they should remove...

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Pope decries rise of nationalism, flaws of globalization

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis expressed concern Monday over the rise of populism and nationalism, including separatist...

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Christians celebrate Epiphany across Europe

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Christians across Europe celebrated Epiphany on Sunday, with worshippers plunging into icy waters and...

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Saudi women to get divorce notice by text

A new regulation in Saudi Arabia is set to stop Saudi women from not knowing about their own divorce. Starting from Sunday,...

City of Prague sues to get back control of its hospital

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City says unpaid bills and lack of supplies forced it to file a lawsuit to regain control of hospital.

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US sends troops for possible 'violent' Congo vote protests

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — On the eve of the first expected results of Congo's long-delayed presidential election, President Donald...

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Ukrainian Orthodox Church breaks away from Russian influence

ISTANBUL (AP) — An independent Ukrainian Orthodox church was created at a signing ceremony in Turkey on Saturday, formalizing a...

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Religion briefs for Jan. 5

Religion briefs for Jan. 5

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Preacher moves back to his native Puerto Rico to fulfill God's calling

The Rev. Felix Cabrera, 39, has returned to his native Puerto Rico for the foreseeable future as the new executive director of...

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King holiday breakfast is planned

The 22nd annual Midwest City Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast will be on Jan. 21 at the Sheraton Midwest City Reed...

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Bible lesson for Jan. 5

Bible lesson for Jan. 5

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Churches, others partner to offer services to immigrants

Two church organizations, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University have partnered together to offer free...

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Homecoming: Minister returns to lead church where he joined as a teen

The Rev. Keith Burkhart has returned to First Southern Baptist Church of Del City where he joined as a teen. Burkhart is the...

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Woman named seminary president

Nancy Pittman, Ph.D., has been named the new president of Phillips Theological Seminary, the school's board of trustees...

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Young Seventh Day Adventist minister leads metro congregation

The Rev. T.J. Sands delivers sermons on most Sabbath mornings at Edmond Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4701 E Danforth Road.

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Facebook apologizes to Graham

Facebook apologizes to Graham Facebook recently apologized to Evangelist Franklin Graham for banning the missionary for 24...

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Speaker again, Pelosi sees 'new dawn' for 116th Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheering Democrats returned Nancy Pelosi to the House speaker's post Thursday as the 116th Congress ushered...

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AP Exclusive: Big jump in US Catholic dioceses naming names

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Over the past four months, Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. have released the names of more than...

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Sudan under al-Bashir: Long history of turmoil, conflicts

CAIRO (AP) — Street protests against Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir show no sign of abating. A growing number of his former...

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Facebook apologizes for banning evangelist Franklin Graham

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Facebook has apologized for temporarily banning North Carolina evangelist Franklin Graham from its...

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Attorney says Egyptian activist to return to jail any time

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian activist expects to return to prison "at any time" after an appeals court upheld a two-year sentence...

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Trump's pick for AG once questioned value of border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, William Barr, once questioned the value of a wall along...

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Amid 2018's tragedies were moments of compassion and duty

Deadliest shooting at an American high school: Parkland, Florida.Deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century: Paradise,...

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Religion briefs for Dec. 29

Religion briefs for Dec. 29

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Bible lesson for Dec. 29

Bible lesson for Dec. 29

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2018 Religion Year in Review: Pennsylvania grand jury sex abuse report named year's No. 1 religion story; Bishop Michael Curry named newsmaker of the year

An explosive Pennsylvania grand jury report that accused 301 priests of sexually abusing at least 1,000 minors was named the...

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'A lot of life left to live': The Thunder's Chris Fisher called Caleb Freeman of Newcastle 'an inspiration'

Chris Fisher, the new TV play-by-play announcer for the Oklahoma City Thunder, recently visited with Caleb Freeman, of...

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Egypt's 2 ex-presidents appear in the same courtroom

CAIRO (AP) — Two former Egyptian presidents appeared Wednesday in the same Cairo courtroom, with Hosni Mubarak testifying in a...

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The Latest: Tsunami toll now 429 dead, thousands homeless

SUMUR, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the tsunami that hit parts of Indonesia (all times local):1:30 p.m.The death toll from...

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Indonesia tsunami survivors remain jittery as deaths hit 429

SUMUR, Indonesia (AP) — Panicked residents, police and soldiers in this remote fishing village clobbered by a devastating...

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Last sister at 'The Mount'

Sister Betty Elmer became the last sister at 'The 'Mount' after she retired from her post at Mount St. Mary High School, the...

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The Latest: Trumps attend services at National Cathedral

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's Christmas activities (all times local):10:25 p.m.President Donald...

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Santa gets pushed out as China's leaders emphasize tradition

SHANGHAI (AP) — It took less than 24 hours for all the Christmas trees, lights and bells to disappear from a 27-story shopping...

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Pope: Forgo greed and gluttony of Christmas for simple love

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged Christians on Monday to forgo the greed, gluttony and materialism of Christmas and to...

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Christmas tree that tells a story

A holiday tree at one south Oklahoma City church has brought Jesus' family tree to life for students at an affiliated school....

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YouVersion Bible App shares most popular Bible verse of 2018

Edmond-based Life.Church recently shared the most popular YouVersion Bible App Bible verse of 2018.

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Bible lesson for Dec. 22

Bible lesson for Dec. 22

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Taking 'A Walk Through Bethlehem'

An interactive Christmas-themed event titled "A Walk Through Bethlehem" recently drew an estimated 5,000 people to United...

'The bill's not going to go anywhere.' Effort to stop a $100 million state project is unlikely to succeed

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Legislative effort to save veterans center in Talihina likely doomed from the start.

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Spreading light and hope

A monthlong initiative started by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is encouraging church members to take the...

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Religion briefs for Dec. 22

Religion briefs for Dec. 22

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Pope tells abusive priests to turn themselves in

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis demanded Friday that priests who have raped and molested children turn themselves in and vowed...

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Falling boulders kill 7 road workers in Himalayas in India

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Boulders crashed down on Indian workers who were widening a mountainous road leading to a Hindu temple in...

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Pope Francis vows Catholic Church will 'never again' cover up clergy sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis vows Catholic Church will 'never again' cover up clergy sex abuse.

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China blasts US media reports of forced work at Muslim camp

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government lashed out Thursday at recent U.S. media reports about forced labor of mostly ethnic...

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LA bishop resigns 13 years after church learned of sex claim

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Monsignor Alexander Salazar,...

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Illinois attorney general's office finds 500 more Catholic clergy in the state accused of child sexual abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois attorney general's office finds 500 more Catholic clergy in the state accused of child sexual abuse .

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Pope accepts resignation of Los Angeles auxiliary bishop Alexander Salazar, accused of misconduct with a minor in 1990s

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope accepts resignation of Los Angeles auxiliary bishop Alexander Salazar, accused of misconduct with a...

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Organizers of Vatican summit on sex abuse prevention warn credibility of church in jeopardy, urge listening to victims

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Organizers of Vatican summit on sex abuse prevention warn credibility of church in jeopardy, urge listening...

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Memorial service for homeless planned in OKC

The Ignatian Spirituality Project of Oklahoma City will host a Memorial Service for the Homeless at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at...

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Park won't honor slaveholder, angering Irish cultural groups

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Citing his slave-owning past, a Virginia town outside DC has officially decided not to name a...

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Onetime Indian politician convicted in 1984 anti-Sikh riots

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Monday convicted a former politician for his role in riots that swept India in 1984,...

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Newcastle teen shares his story of faith and family

Caleb Freeman recently joined his father the Rev. Jeremy Freeman in discussing the teen's recovery and faith journey in the...

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Yearlong struggle after brain injury recharges Caleb Freeman's spirituality

On Sunday, Caleb Freeman will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the car accident that almost took his life. The Newcastle...

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Ukrainian Orthodox leaders have approved the creation of a unified Church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Orthodox leaders have approved the creation of a unified Church independent of the Moscow...

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Religion briefs for Dec. 15

Religion briefs for Dec. 15

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Faithful flock to churches for traditional Hispanic observances

The popular tradition that took place at St. Monica Catholic Church was one of a trio of traditional Hispanic observances that...

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Christmas plays offer messages of faith, hope in different ways

Three churches will share messages of faith and hope through holiday-themed productions set for Saturday and Sunday in the...

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Whiz Kids wonderland

The first ever Whiz Kids Christmas Pajama Party included hot cocoa, snacks and a showing of the popular holiday movie "The...

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Bible lesson for Dec. 15

Bible lesson for Dec. 15

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Catholic store murder suspect identified in another assault

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The man accused of killing a woman and sexually assaulting two others inside a suburban St. Louis religious...

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Hatch laments loss of civility for US Senate in 'crisis'

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outgoing U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah bemoaned the disappearance of political civility, kinship and...

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Nuns misappropriated $500K in school funds, spending some on gambling: Church

Two nuns at a Catholic church in Southern California are suspected of embezzling up to $500,000 in school funds,...

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'A safe haven': 'Green Book' movie, preservation efforts fuel renaissance for former Threatt Filling Station in Luther

The Threatt Filling Station in Luther is already on the National Register of Historic Places, but recent preservation efforts...

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Pope cites the 'disappeared' among those deprived of rights

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday lamented that the poor, the unborn, those imprisoned and those who have been forcibly...

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French minister: Violence in Paris 'under control' despite scattered tensions but is 'totally unacceptable'

PARIS (AP) — French minister: Violence in Paris 'under control' despite scattered tensions but is 'totally unacceptable'

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Religion briefs for Dec. 8

Religion briefs for Dec. 8

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In transition: Episcopal bishop's retirement plans start process to select new leader

Oklahoma Episcopalians are preparing for the lengthy process to select a new spiritual leader. With the Rt. Rev. Edward...

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Episcopal bishop's retirement plans start process to select new leader

With the Rt. Rev. Edward Konieczny's recent decision to retire as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, a series of...

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Church's 'Big Give' is getting bigger

People's Church's Christmas giveaway event was so successful last year, the congregation is planning to host the extravaganza...

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Bible lesson for Dec. 8

Bible lesson for Dec. 8

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Oklahoma photographer captures memories for vets' families

Professional photographer Jessie Newell of Shawnee has befriended many Oklahoma veterans over the last three years as she...

Ex-wife wants child support from powerful state lawmaker

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Rep. Kevin Wallace has been ordered to appear on the second day of the upcoming legislative session for his arraignment in Lincoln County District Court on a contempt of court citation.

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The Latest: Bush's body to lie in repose all night at church

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on events honoring late former President George H.W. Bush (all times local):8 p.m.The body of former...

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The body of former President George H.W. Bush arrives at St. Martin Episcopal Church in Houston for Thursday's funeral

HOUSTON (AP) — The body of former President George H.W. Bush arrives at St. Martin Episcopal Church in Houston for Thursday's...

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Suspect in Catholic Supply store shooting appears in court

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The man accused of killing a woman and sexually assaulting two others inside a suburban St. Louis religious...

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Hobby Lobby leases campus of St. Gregory's University to Oklahoma Baptist University

Sale of bankrupt St. Gregory's University campus closed Tuesday.by Hobby Lobby.

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Town denies Jewish group's request to display menorah

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire officials are under fire for denying a 10-foot-tall (3-meter) menorah to be displayed next to...

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Ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage quits party over far-right turn

LONDON (AP) — Former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage says he is quitting the party over its embrace of far-right...

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Pope's accuser returns to accuse brother in inheritance saga

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The retired Vatican ambassador who convulsed the Holy See with accusations of sex abuse cover-up is...

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Lawsuit: At least 14 kids abused at hands of North Charleston church volunteer

A day after a North Charleston church volunteer was charged with sexually assaulting a 3-year-old boy, a new lawsuit alleges...

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Students hid after gunman reported at N. Carolina university

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A report of a possible gunman at William Peace University's downtown Raleigh campus prompted the school to...

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Italy's labor minister embroiled in family business scandal

ROME (AP) — The father of Italy's labor and development minister apologized Monday for hiring workers off the books for his...

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Illuminating community spirit: Crowd gathers in OKC for first night of Hanukkah

A crowd of about 400 people gathered in Oklahoma City on Sunday for the 2018 "Bricktown Lights" event marking the first night...

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Be an angel, adopt an angel

The community has until Dec. 11 to adopt and purchase gifts for "angels" in The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program....

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Religion briefs for Dec. 1

Religion briefs for Dec. 1

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OKC rabbi: Double your light for Hanukkah

A public menorah lighting will go on as planned on Sunday to mark the beginning of Hanukkah. Rabbi Ovadia Goldman said some...

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Bible lesson for Dec. 1

Bible lesson for Dec. 1

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Ukraine's intelligence agency searching the home of a senior Russian Orthodox cleric in Kiev for 'inciting hatred'

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's intelligence agency searching the home of a senior Russian Orthodox cleric in Kiev for 'inciting...

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Beyond North Sentinel: A look at uncontacted and isolated tribes

In an age of technology, there are still hundreds of tribes across the globe who are cut off from the rest of the developing...

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The Archdiocese of Santa Fe says it will seek bankruptcy protection in the wake of numerous clergy sex abuse claims

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Archdiocese of Santa Fe says it will seek bankruptcy protection in the wake of numerous clergy sex...

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Little boy blesses the Internet by hopping on stage with Pope Francis

A little boy upstaged Pope Francis during his weekly speech to the general audience, and also managed to charm the Internet.

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Prosecutors in abuse case search office of major US cardinal

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors investigating a sexual abuse case against a Houston-area priest searched the offices Wednesday of...

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GOP leaders in Texas consider removal of Muslim member

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Republican leaders in one of the most populous counties in Texas want to remove a party vice chairman...

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Chaplain injured in synagogue mass shooting out of hospital

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh hospital says the 70-year-old chaplain shot during the Tree of Life synagogue mass shooting has...

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Oklahoma Episcopal bishop announces retirement

The Rt. Rev. Edward J. Konieczny said he will retire from his post as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, effective...

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Benedictine monk seeks new home for child development institute

SHAWNEE — A Catholic monk is looking for a new home for a long-running child development institute now that the sale of the...

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Catholic Supply attack suspect makes first court appearance

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The man accused of sexually assaulting two women and fatally shooting another at a Catholic store in suburban...

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Taiwanese reject legalizing same-sex unions in referendum

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Voters in Taiwan passed a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a...

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Religion briefs for Nov. 24

Religion briefs for Nov. 24

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Jewish community takes a 'bite out of hunger'

The Oklahoma City metro-area Jewish faith community recently joined forces to lend a hand to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma...

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Handing out hope

The nonprofit Hope Chest OKC, celebrating its 10th anniversary in November, continues to provide free bedding and beds to...

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Afghan army spokesman says death toll from mosque explosion at army base in volatile eastern province has risen to 27

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan army spokesman says death toll from mosque explosion at army base in volatile eastern province...

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How the Pawnee Nation saved ancestral corn by returning it to its Nebraska home

Through the Pawnee Seed Preservation Project, generations of the Pawnee Tribe are connecting to their ancestors through the...

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Police arrest man suspected in sexual assault and fatal shooting at a suburban St. Louis religious supplies store

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police arrest man suspected in sexual assault and fatal shooting at a suburban St. Louis religious supplies...

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Taliban deny involvement in Kabul bombing that killed 55

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have denied involvement in a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital that killed at least...

Legislature dipping into self-driving vehicle regulation

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For the first time since the technology became a reality, the Legislature is poised to begin regulating self-driving cars and trucks.

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Swastika painted on Duke mural honoring synagogue victims

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University officials say someone painted a Nazi symbol on a mural honoring victims of last month's...

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Kettles ring in the sound of the holidays

The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command seeks volunteer bell ringers to man metro-area red kettle stations each...

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Local Catholic archdiocese takes steps to improve sexual abuse response

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has taken steps to strengthen its training and prevention, action and public...

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Oklahoma City archbishop elected to head committee

The Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, was recently elected chairman-elect of the U.S....

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Latest: Sheriff: List of missing after fire drops to 1,000

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local):8 p.m.A Northern California sheriff says the list...

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School's Christmas tree fundraiser continues

Proceeds from every Douglas, Fraser, Noble and Nordmann Christmas tree sold at a local Christmas tree lot will help fund a...

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Light in the darkness

Let there be light and lots of it. "Bricktown Lights" Grand Hanukkah Celebration is an annual event that is gaining in...

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All I want for Christmas is ... a bicycle

Metro volunteers build a bevy of bicycles for a good cause each year. With Christmas Day in mind, they gather for the annual...

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A Dream Center Christmas

The 2017 Christmas Block Party at OKC Dream Center included lots of activities, but three visitors were the star attractions:...

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Groups prepare for St. Nick's Shoppe

St. Nick's Shoppe is appropriately named for generous St. Nicholas. Each year, community members visit the shop to exchange...

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Recordings artists offer holiday music

What would the holidays be like with without merry music? Several contemporary Christian recording artists will help brighten...

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Merry Christmas is not a greeting, it’s a blessing

Merry Christmas! It's a greeting that celebrates light in a too-dark world. For Christians, the heartbeat of Jesus Christ's...

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Boys Ranch Town offers Christmas pageant

EDMOND — The first Christmas is portrayed each year by youths at Boys Ranch Town. The Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas...

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Learning 'Lessons and Carols'

Some metro-area churches and schools often host a "Lessons and Carols" service during the holiday season. Casady School has one...

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Holiday grace

Hundreds of volunteers from metro-area Baptist churches transform an Oklahoma City church into Santa's workshop each...

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Have some 'Latkes for Love'

NORMAN — Food and faith traditions often go hand in hand. That's one of the first things I learned as religion editor. If...

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Faith community, businesses prepare for Edmond Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Houses of worship are joining forces with businesses to ensure that a local holiday tradition continues on for another year.

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New allegation made against former OKC priest

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has received what it deems a credible allegation of child sexual abuse...

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Baptist rally focused on foster care

A foster care simulation was one part of the "The Gospel, The Church & Foster Care" rally event held Tuesday to educate and...

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Bible lesson for Nov. 17, 2018

Bible lesson on Nov. 17

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Religion briefs for Nov. 17

Religion briefs for Nov. 17

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Holocaust scholar sues group that said he 'slandered' Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prominent Holocaust researcher said Friday that he is suing a Polish organization for libel after it...

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Oklahoma cannabis group criticizes Baptist resolution against pot

Oklahoma cannabis group responds to Baptist resolution approved this week against recreational marijuana use.

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Italy's church acknowledges looming tax bill after ruling

ROME (AP) — Italy's Catholic Church says it will open talks with the government to respond to a European Court of Justice...

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Italy's bishops respond to long-ignored clergy sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Italy's Catholic bishops are declaring a new era of transparency and truth about clergy sex abuse, as...

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China says foreign concerns over Muslim rights unwarranted

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that 15 foreign ambassadors exceeded their diplomatic roles by issuing a letter expressing...

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Man tied to synagogue shooting suspect arrested

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A self-described white nationalist with a social media connection to the suspect in last month's...

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Castle on the square: Sand to star in Vatican Nativity scene

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Sand castles are coming to the Vatican.The Vatican said Wednesday its Nativity scene this year will be...

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Baptist panel passes anti-pot measure

Oklahoma's Southern Baptists, "alarmed" about the trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs, want Oklahomans to resist efforts to...

Crime

Bishops delay votes on combating church sex abuse crisis

BALTIMORE (AP) — At the Vatican's insistence, U.S. Catholic bishops abruptly postponed plans Monday to vote on proposed new...

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Suicide bomber in Kabul targets anti-Taliban rally, kills 4

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck near an anti-Taliban rally in Kabul on Monday, killing at least four people,...

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Religion briefs for Nov. 10

Religion briefs for Nov. 10

Life

Sandi Patty gives 'Voice' to grace, faith

In her new book "The Voice," gospel recording artist Sandi Patty describes a period in her life when she felt voiceless and how...

Stitt puts hold on public safety pick

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Attorney General Mike Hunter puts his top agent on investigation of corruption allegations at the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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Baptist leader hopes to encourage churches in 'orphan care' ministry

Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, will be one of the...

Crime

Kenya launches internal police probe to help reform force

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's internal security minister Friday launched a police internal affairs unit to investigate...

Business

The Latest: Calif. shooting survivor was at Vegas massacre

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Southern California bar that left 13 dead including the gunman...

Business

Pennsylvania dioceses outline child sex abuse victim funds

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Seven Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania said Thursday that they have taken steps to set up victim...

Crime

Woman freed in blasphemy case still in hiding in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A week after Pakistan's Supreme Court acquitted her of blasphemy, a Christian woman who had been on death row...

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Officials: Pakistani Christian woman transferred to capital

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman acquitted by Pakistan's Supreme Court eight years after being sentenced to death for...

Business

The Latest: European moderates welcome US political shift

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on global reactions to U.S. midterm elections (all times local):9:10 p.m.European moderates are...

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Apologizing for cover-up, diocese vows to ID accused priests

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese issued an apology Tuesday for covering up an Iowa priest's sexual abuse of boys...

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WHAT TO WATCH: After turbulent campaign, it's up to voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tweetstorms and a trade war. Kanye in the Oval Office. Kavanaugh in the hearing room.President Donald Trump's...

Life

Attorney criticizes OKC Catholic archdiocese for comments about priest

The attorney for a Catholic priest suspended from ministry by the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City says he is considering filing a...

Life

Catholic priest removed from ministry in Oklahoma

Archbishop Paul Coakley on Sunday announced the removal of the Rev. James Mickus from ministry pending investigation of an...

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Egypt says perpetrators of attack against Christians killed

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Sunday that security forces have killed 19 militants in a shootout, including the gunmen suspected of...

Life

Japan's mobile mosque takes 'omotenashi' hospitality everywhere

URAYASU, Japan — A "mobile mosque" was unveiled in Japan's Chiba Prefecture, in late September, with Muslim residents of the...

Life

Donations sought for Jesus House Thanksgiving baskets

The Jesus House has had a busy year commemorating its 45th year serving Oklahoma City’s homeless and those battling addiction....

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Oklahoma Baptists will install new leader at annual meeting; issue of foster care will be addressed at gathering

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma's 2018 annual meeting is set for Nov. 12-13 at First Baptist Church of Edmond. Theme...

Life

Bible lesson for Nov. 3

Bible lesson for Nov. 3

Life

Gift Goes On event in Bethany, OK, to aid adoption fund

A holiday shopping event called The Gift Goes On will be 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 13 at The Cube at Council Road Baptist Church, 7903...

Life

After massacre, painstaking and painful care for the dead

As the first funerals for the victims of the Pittsburgh massacre began, two rabbis and five other volunteers approached the...

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Chipping in: Help for HopeHouse

The faith-based nonprofit HopeHouse OKC has big plans to fix up a house in desperate need of a makeover. The organization...

Life

Gaineses bowled over by contest entry

Several things may have helped separate Rhonda Hefton's video entry from the rest of the entries submitted to the Chipstarter...

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IS attack on Christian pilgrims in Egypt kills 7, wounds 19

MINYA, Egypt (AP) — Islamic militants on Friday ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote...

Crime

Congregations attacked at synagogue to hold joint service

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The three congregations attacked at a Pittsburgh synagogue will gather for a joint service Saturday, while a...

Crime

Prosecutor: Altar girl in relationship with priest pregnant

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether a Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio responded appropriately last November...

Crime

Abuse cover-up over, priest leaves home next to Iowa school

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A retired priest who lived for months next to a Roman Catholic school in Iowa moved out Thursday, hours...

Crime

After massacre, painstaking and painful care for the dead

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As the first funerals for the victims of the Pittsburgh massacre began, two rabbis and five other volunteers...

Crime

Christian woman acquitted in Pakistan to leave country

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman acquitted in Pakistan after eight years on death row for blasphemy plans to leave the...

Crime

Suspect in Pittsburgh synagogue massacre that killed 11 pleads not guilty to federal murder, hate crimes charges

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Suspect in Pittsburgh synagogue massacre that killed 11 pleads not guilty to federal murder, hate crimes...

Crime

The Latest: Synagogue suspect indicted on 44 counts

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the funerals of the victims of the massacre at the synagogue in Pittsburgh (all times local):2...

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Federal grand jury indicts Robert Bowers on 44 counts, including hate crimes, in synagogue shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal grand jury indicts Robert Bowers on 44 counts, including hate crimes, in synagogue shooting.

Life

Searching for room in the inn

A re-enactment of the biblical story of Jesus' birth is a holiday tradition for some metro-area residents. The re-enactment,...

Business

Trumps pay tribute at synagogue where 11 were fatally shot

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One stone and one white rosebud for each victim.President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid...

Crime

'I'm going to die': Survivors relive horrors at Tree of Life

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Up in the choir loft, alone, Rabbi Jeffrey Myers whispered to a 911 dispatcher on his cellphone.Below him,...

Crime

Pittsburgh begins burying its dead as Trump faces protesters

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's Jewish community began burying its dead Tuesday after the synagogue massacre, holding funerals...

Fallin leaves unfulfilled record requests

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Gov. Kevin Stitt plans to change process for responding to Open Records Act requests.

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The Latest: Trump arrives in Pittsburgh amid protests

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the first funerals from the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre (all times local):4:45 p.m.President...

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Scottish ex-cage fighter suffering ‘recurring flashbacks’ after taxi driver bashing in Melbourne

EUAN Fraser’s night out in Melbourne almost cost him his life. The 30-year-old former cage fighter from Dundee in Scotland was...

Crime

Attacks renew debate: Should US have domestic terrorism law?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The package bombs sent to Democrats across the country and the killings of Jews at a Pittsburgh synagogue may...

Life

Metro faith community comes together to pray for Pittsburgh

About 450 people gathered on Sunday at Temple B'nai Israel, 4901 N Pennsylvania, for a prayer vigil for victims of the...

Crime

The Latest: 2 funerals set for same day as Trump visit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue (all times local):6 p.m.Funerals for all but one of...

Crime

Trump visit stirs debate; massacre defendant in court

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was brought into court in a wheelchair Monday, as some...

Crime

Violence prompts churches to weigh security vs. welcoming

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Before he was accused of shooting and killing two black people in a Kentucky grocery store last week,...

News

Merkel won't seek a 5th term as German chancellor

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel set off Monday on what could be a three-year countdown to the end of her leadership of Germany, a...

Crime

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect appears briefly in court in wheelchair, accepts public defender

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect appears briefly in court in wheelchair, accepts public defender.

Crime

Anti-Semitic incidents were on the rise even before shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — Swastikas scrawled into Jewish students' notebooks. Headstones toppled and desecrated by vandals at Jewish...

News

Metro Jewish community hosts prayer vigil for Pittsburgh

A crowd of about 450 people filled the sanctuary and an overflow room as the Jewish faith community hosted a prayer vigil for...

Crime

US marshals say Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers has arrived at courthouse

PITTSBURGH (AP) — US marshals say Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers has arrived at courthouse.

Sports

'I'm barely breathing': Synagogue survivor recounts terror

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A survivor of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre described Sunday how he and other terrorized worshippers...

Crime

Synagogue attack shatters safety of longtime Jewish enclave

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a city known for its Jewish population, the neighborhood was the faith's spiritual heart and the synagogue...

Crime

Authorities: Synagogue shooting victims ranged in age from 54 to 97 and included brothers and a husband, wife

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities: Synagogue shooting victims ranged in age from 54 to 97 and included brothers and a husband, wife.

Crime

Pittsburgh synagogue massacre leaves 11 dead, 6 wounded

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A gunman who's believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media barged into a...

Crime

Trump calls Pittsburgh synagogue attack 'evil' anti-Semitism

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — President Donald Trump mourned the dead and forcefully condemned anti-Semitism Saturday after a mass...

Crime

Trump orders flags flown at half-staff at federal buildings in "solemn respect" for the synagogue shooting victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump orders flags flown at half-staff at federal buildings in "solemn respect" for the synagogue shooting...

Crime

Federal prosecutors charge suspected gunman in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting with 29 counts in deaths of 11 people

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors charge suspected gunman in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting with 29 counts in deaths of 11...

Crime

President Donald Trump tells reporters he will travel to Pittsburgh following synagogue shooting, offers no details

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — President Donald Trump tells reporters he will travel to Pittsburgh following synagogue shooting,...

Crime

FBI official: No indication suspect was known to law enforcement before synagogue shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — FBI official: No indication suspect was known to law enforcement before synagogue shooting.

Crime

City official says 11 killed, six injured in shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue

PITTSBURGH (AP) — City official says 11 killed, six injured in shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue.

Crime

Trump condemns Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, says 'there must be no tolerance for anti-Semitism in America'

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Trump condemns Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, says 'there must be no tolerance for anti-Semitism in America'

Crime

AP sources: At least 10 people killed in shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP sources: At least 10 people killed in shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue.

Crime

Trump says 'a lot of people killed' in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, 'looks definitely like it's an anti-Semitic crime'

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Trump says 'a lot of people killed' in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, 'looks definitely like it's an...

Crime

Law enforcement official: Suspect in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting identified as Robert Bowers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Law enforcement official: Suspect in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting identified as Robert Bowers.

Crime

Trump on 'devastating' Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: It's a 'terrible thing what's going on with hate in our country'

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Maryland (AP) — Trump on 'devastating' Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: It's a 'terrible thing what's going...

Crime

Police official: Suspect in custody after fatal Pittsburgh synagogue shooting; 3 police officers also shot

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police official: Suspect in custody after fatal Pittsburgh synagogue shooting; 3 police officers also shot.

Crime

Police official: Multiple casualties reported after shooting near Pittsburgh synagogue

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police official: Multiple casualties reported after shooting near Pittsburgh synagogue.

Life

Bible lesson for Oct. 27

Bible lesson for Oct. 27

Life

St. Elijah's festival to offer taste of cuisine, culture

St. Elijah Orthodox Christian Church will host its annual Food Fest on Friday through Nov. 3 at 15000 N May.

Life

Religion briefs for Oct. 27

Religion briefs for Oct. 27

Life

Historic moment for church

The First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City congregation recently called the Rev. Sarah Stewart as the church's first female pastor.

OKC district to close 12 elementary schools

News1 day ago

Oklahoma City Public Schools would close 12 elementary schools as part of a plan to provide students with more teachers, course offerings and support, documents obtained by The Oklahoman show. Six others will be converted into middle schools and...

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Incarceration outreach church seeks support

Pennsylvania Avenue Redemption Church, 1320 N Pennsylvania Ave, is seeking support to continue its mission to serve...

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In brief

In brief

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Matthew Shepard, symbol for gay rights, laid to rest in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 20 years without a permanent resting place, the remains of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old college...

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Sessions: Regardless of political beliefs, 'we will bring the full force of law' against anyone who make such threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sessions: Regardless of political beliefs, 'we will bring the full force of law' against anyone who make such...

News

Israel's Netanyahu pays surprise visit to Oman

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday returned from an unannounced visit to Oman, the two...

Life

Walking 'In Her Shoes': Faith leaders participate in domestic violence simulation

As part of "In Her Shoes," a one-day seminar sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma, clergy and others went through a...

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Sinéad O'Connor converts to Islam

Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor has announced she has converted to Islam. The artist, who is best known for her 1990 hit version...

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Court keeps Indonesia woman irked by noisy mosque in prison

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — A High Court on Thursday upheld an 18-month prison sentence for a woman convicted of blasphemy in...

Business

Hobby Lobby agrees to buy campus of closed university in Shawnee

Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. agreed in September to purchase the university campus together with associated assets for the cash sum...

Life

Nonprofit seeks holiday food donations

An Oklahoma City nonprofit called the Free Food Pantry and Educational Center is seeking donations to help provide Thanksgiving...

Sports

Records: Suspect in Utah university killing was sex offender

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah student and track athlete who was shot and killed on campus by a former boyfriend...

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Five fragments in Museum of the Bible's Dead Sea Scrolls collection may be fakes

Museum of the Bible was built in Washington, D.C., by the Green family. The family owns Oklahoma City-based craft retailer...

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Hope in 'hard places': Ministry's food truck delivers food, faith and fellowship

No Boundaries International, a ministry that aids individuals involved with human trafficking and people suffering trauma,...

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A church for gamers: Virginia pastor draws thousands to worship on Twitch

The Rev. Matt Souza founded GodSquad, registered as a nonprofit under the evangelical Assemblies of God denomination, in 2016...

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Religion briefs for Oct. 20

Religion briefs for Oct. 20

Life

Gospel gift

With Christmas just a few months away, Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Oklahoma is seeking churches that wish to make a positive...

Life

Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City leader wins national award for suicide prevention program

Monica Palmer, senior director of clinical services for Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City, recently received the Bishop...

Life

Bible lesson for Oct. 20

Bible lesson for Oct. 20

Life

Edmond girls' group raises funds for animal aid

The Fourth Grade Little Flowers Girls' Club at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School recently raised funds to help animals...

Life

Seminar will focus on 'Trauma and the Environment"

The Kirbas Institute will host a dinner program 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Oklahoma City University, 2501 N Blackwelder. The...

Crime

Pope accuser strikes back, blames gay priesthood for abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican ambassador who accused Pope Francis of rehabilitating a disgraced ex-American cardinal is...

Crime

Federal prosecutors open clergy abuse probe in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in...

Crime

AP sources: US Justice Dept. investigating clergy sex abuse in Catholic church in Pennsylvania, serves subpoenas

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — AP sources: US Justice Dept. investigating clergy sex abuse in Catholic church in Pennsylvania, serves...

Business

Correction: Fired Fire Chief-Atlanta story

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Oct. 16 about a settlement reached between the city of Atlanta and its former fire chief, The...

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Archdiocese releases names of 'credibly' accused clergy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after Washington's archbishop resigned over his handling of sexual abuse allegations, the Archdiocese of...

Business

Merkel vows to restore Germans' confidence in government

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Monday to do more to restore Germans' confidence in her unhappy coalition after a...

Business

India's accused minister files defamation suit amid protests

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's junior external affairs minister filed a criminal case for defamation in court Monday against a woman...

Crime

Episcopal Church confronts past role in sexual exploitation

NEW YORK (AP) — With striking displays of candor, the Episcopal Church is acknowledging the potency of the #MeToo movement by...

Life

Inaugural Curiosity Fest planned at OKC Civic Center

The inaugural Curiosity Fest will celebrate the humanities and feature programs on Harry Potter, the electoral college,...

News

Trump says he'll meet Saturday with freed US pastor, calls Brunson a 'great Christian' who endured a 'tough experience'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says he'll meet Saturday with freed US pastor, calls Brunson a 'great Christian' who endured a 'tough...

Life

Oklahoma religion briefs for Oct. 13

Religion briefs for Oct. 13

Life

Edmond mosque expansion is completed

A project to expand an Islamic mosque complex near the University of Central Oklahoma has been completed. Construction of the...

Life

Bible lesson for Oct. 13

Bible lesson for Oct. 13

Late raises given by some agency heads added over $800,000 to state payroll

News3 days ago

A study of nine departments by The Oklahoman found a slew of raises approved in last six months of administrations.

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Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma will host domestic violence event

The Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma will offer a one-day training and interactive presentation called "In Her Shoes" from 9...

Life

Church plants bloom

Memorial Road Church of Christ recently launched two new churches, one at Brown's Bakery in Midtown Oklahoma City and one that...

Crime

The Latest: Trump says freed pastor to be checked in Germany

ALIAGA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on the trial of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who is accused of espionage and terror related...

Crime

Pennsylvania AG: Cardinal faces no penalties by resigning

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) — Amid unfolding sex-abuse scandals, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald...

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In El Salvador, slain archbishop long seen as saint

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Bespectacled, smiling and with close-cropped hair, the late Archbishop Oscar Romero's visage...

Crime

Missouri man charged with illegal circumcision of 2 teens

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man who started his own religious ministry has been charged with illegally circumcising two...

Crime

All 15 Texas Catholic dioceses to name accused priests

DALLAS (AP) — All 15 Catholic dioceses in Texas will release early next year the names of clergy who have been "credibly...

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All Catholic dioceses in Texas will release list of accused priests

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Every Catholic diocese in Texas will release a list of members of its clergy — including bishops, priests and...

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US lawmakers call on Trump to help detained Chinese Muslims

BEIJING (AP) — A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers wants President Donald Trump to help Muslims respond to a sweeping...

Life

Native American Church marks 100 years

CONCHO — The seven teepees dotting the Cheyenne-Arapaho landscape stood out Tuesday as symbols of a culture and faith that...

Health

Marijuana backers look for Midwest breakthrough in November

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and...

News

Seoul says Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit N. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit the officially atheist country, South...

Life

Students plan volunteer park project

Antioch Christian Academy of southwest Oklahoma City has announced its 2018 community service project to serve the city of...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit: report

Despite a history of brutality and severe punishments toward Christians, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to...

Business

Stricter US screening splits anguished refugee families

WASHINGTON (AP) — Death threats drove Hadi Mohammed out of Iraq and to a small apartment in Nebraska, where he and his two...

Crime

Victims group in Poland maps 255 sex abuse cases by priests

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A private foundation published a map Sunday showing where Catholic priests in Poland have been accused of...

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Pope authorizes "thorough study" of Vatican archives into ex-Cardinal McCarrick scandal

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope authorizes "thorough study" of Vatican archives into ex-Cardinal McCarrick scandal.

Life

Church forum will focus on issues of 'Life & Death'

Oklahoma City First Church of the Nazarene will host a panel discussion entitled "Life & Death: Science and Theology in...

Life

Interfaith dinner offers up customs of Jewish holiday

The Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma hosted its annual dinner on Sept. 27 at Emanuel Synagogue, but instead of holding the event...

Life

Theologian Matthew Fox will visit Oklahoma City metro

Theologian Matthew Fox will speak and present workshops in the Oklahoma City metro area Oct. 18 -21 at two churches and...

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Religion briefs for Oct. 6

Religion briefs for Oct. 6

Life

Oklahoma Baptist disaster relief crews are helping North Carolina hurricane survivors

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers have begun cleanup efforts following widespread damage after Hurricane Florence hit...

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OBU, church team up to host event

St. John Missionary Baptist Church is partnering with Oklahoma Baptist University to host the 2018 Institute on Church...

Life

Pulpit swap: Pastors preach to each others' congregations on "Reconciliation Sunday"

Metro-area ministers Daniel U'Ren and Dwayne Rodgers recently swapped pulpits as part of "Reconciliation Sunday" at their...

Life

Oklahoma ministry plans 'Sobriety Sprint'

Hope is Alive Ministries, led by founder Lance Lang, will host the second "TZ Memorial Sobriety Run," a 5K run, at 5 p.m. Oct....

Life

Bible lesson for Oct. 6

Bible lesson for Oct. 6

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir renamed to drop "Mormon" as church moves to phase out shorthand names for the faith

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon Tabernacle Choir renamed to drop "Mormon" as church moves to phase out shorthand names for the faith.

Health

Muslims pray for strength in quake-hit Indonesian city

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — As the sun slipped behind the mountains and a gentle breeze blew onshore, hundreds of people gathered on...

Health

Mormon church joins lawmakers, Utah governor in deal to legalize medical marijuana even if ballot initiative fails

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church joins lawmakers, Utah governor in deal to legalize medical marijuana even if ballot...

Life

With This Ring: Couple that labor together, stay together

A couple who work together at The Children's Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany recently married at an Edmond church....

Business

The Latest: Ford's lawyers criticize scope of FBI probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sexual misconduct allegations against him (all times...

News

Guard at Muslim cleric's US compound fires 'warning shot'

SAYLORSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A security guard at the Pennsylvania compound of a Turkish-born Muslim cleric fired a shot near an...

News

Oklahoma preacher's comments on Kavanaugh cause stir

The Rev. Bob Long said he's sure that his recent message on the need for more civility will probably be "the-most-listened-to...

Senior centers' success has board in a quandary

BusinessDec 24, 2018

The surprising success of Oklahoma City's new senior centers has the voluntary MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board grappling with the question of how many centers to build, and where. "I think it's a mistake" not to build all the centers promised to...

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Iraq tasks Shiite independent with forming new government

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new president has tasked veteran Shiite politician Adel Abdul-Mahdi with forming a new government nearly...

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State TV: Iraq's new president taps Shiite politician Adel Abdul-Mahdi to form new government

BAGHDAD (AP) — State TV: Iraq's new president taps Shiite politician Adel Abdul-Mahdi to form new government.

Life

Faith group lends helping hand in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteer crew members are in North Carolina joining disaster relief efforts in the aftermath...

Crime

Off limits: Report on state college abuse kept from public

Even as top Pennsylvania officials assail the Catholic Church over its cover-up of clergy sexual abuse, a state agency is...

Business

Palestinians in West Bank strike over Israel's nation law

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians are on a general strike across the West Bank in solidarity with Arab citizens of Israel...

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Unique underwater sculpture in the Maldives destroyed after deemed un-Islamic

A unique underwater sculpture exhibit at a Maldives resort was destroyed on order of the country's president after it was...

Life

'Hope Encounter'

Contemporary Christian recording artist Danny Gokey will bring his "Hope Encounter" concert tour to the metro area on Oct. 11....

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In brief

Church will host workshop Faith Crossing Baptist Church will host a workshop about human trafficking and domestic violence from...

Life

Weekly prayer gathering guides business leaders

A spiritual practice that began in the midst of uncertain economic times has continued to guide three leaders of Oklahoma...

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Ministry celebrates growth, community partnerships

A ministry that helps connect children to Christ recently celebrated its growth and a long list of community partnerships that...

Life

Religion briefs for Sept. 29

Religion briefs for Sept. 29

Life

OK Methodists will discuss 'human sexuality' plans

Oklahoma United Methodists have an opportunity to discuss the trio of proposed plans the denomination will consider in 2019...

Life

Bible lesson for Sept. 29

Bible lesson for Sept. 29

Business

The Latest: Myanmar defends itself against UN report

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):9 p.m.Myanmar is defending itself...