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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has raised more than half the funds needed to build a 2000-seat church and...

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Council of Churches: 20 priests from evangelical church among dead in Cuban plane crash

HAVANA (AP) — Council of Churches: 20 priests from evangelical church among dead in Cuban plane crash .

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Bible lesson for May 19

Bible lesson for May 19

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Orthodox priest offers biblical discussion on 'Lord of the Rings'

The Rev. Jeremy Davis will host a five-week series of classes called "'The Lord of the Rings' and the Spiritual Life" at Holy...

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Religion briefs for May 19

Religion briefs for May 19

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Arise Ministries will host annual single mothers conference

Arise Ministries will host its Thrive Gathering for single mothers from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 23 at Crossings Community...

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This 400-year-old church is older than almost any institution in America

DISPUTANTA, Va. — Long before American independence, before the Pilgrims even landed at Plymouth Rock, there was Martin's...

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Meet the American who will preach at the royal wedding: Episcopal USA presiding bishop has visited Oklahoma City several times

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's relationship is transatlantic, and now their wedding ceremony will be, too. The Most Rev....

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That's the spirit

Holy Spirit Catholic Church will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, May 20, for a new permanent church building at its...

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Teen held in Texas attack is said to have used father's guns

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Texas student charged in the school shooting at Santa Fe High School described planning the attack...

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Chile's bishops offer to resign over sex abuse cover-up, their fate now in hands of the pope

ROME (AP) — Chile's bishops offer to resign over sex abuse cover-up, their fate now in hands of the pope.

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Egyptian president announces on Twitter opening of Rafah border crossing with Gaza for entire Ramadan holy month

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian president announces on Twitter opening of Rafah border crossing with Gaza for entire Ramadan holy month.

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Vatican denounces offshore tax havens as harming the poor

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is denouncing offshore tax havens and financial instruments such as derivatives and credit...

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Egypt pardons hundreds jailed for demonstrating

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday pardoned more than 330 young people, most of whom had been...

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Muslim woman accuses Oklahoma deputies of forcing her to remove hijab

Two civil rights groups plan to file a federal lawsuit after they say deputies forced a Muslim woman to remove her hijab in...

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The Latest: OIC condemns US embassy move to Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and Palestinian protests (all times local):6:20...

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Gathering focuses on social justice

Organizers of an annual social justice conference in Oklahoma City said turnout continues to meet expectations as people become...

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Influential Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is current front-runner as partial national election results announced

BAGHDAD (AP) — Influential Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is current front-runner as partial national election results...

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Gov. Mary Fallin signs bill allowing display of Ten Commandments on public property

The bill by Rep. John Bennett, R-Sallisaw, and Sen. Joseph Silk, R-Broken Bow, requires the state attorney general to defend...

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Mormon Church breaks all ties with Boy Scouts, ending 100-year relationship

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Tuesday it will sever all ties with the Boy Scouts of America, ending a...

A KC-46A Pegasus is no car. But when it comes to maintenance, it helps to think of it as one.

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The KC-46A Pegasus is about to become part of the U.S. Air Force's fleet, and when it does, Tinker Air Force Base will help it stay in the air.

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Religion briefs for May 12

Religion briefs for May 12

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Oklahoma City-area Muslims prepare for Ramadan

Oklahoma City metro-area Muslims prepare for the Islamic holy month of fasting.

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Rescheduled Sikh festival is set for Saturday

The Sikh Gurdwara of Oklahoma's annual Baisakhi Mela will be 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 4529 NW 16.

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OBU hosts Global Outreach Commissioning service

Oklahoma Baptist University recently hosted a special Global Outreach Commissioning service at Raley Chapel on OBU’s campus,...

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Bible lesson for May 12

Bible lesson for May 12

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Mount St. Mary dedicates new $6 million addition

Mount St. Mary Catholic High School recently dedicated the newest addition to its 115-year-old campus with a ribbon cutting and...

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African Children's Choir set to perform in Oklahoma

The internationally renowned African Children's Choir will perform in concert at several churches throughout the state in the...

Crime

South Africa probes 'extremism' element in mosque attack

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's elite police unit said Friday it was investigating an "element of extremism" in a mosque...

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Trump's move likely to worsen Mideast proxy battles

BEIRUT (AP) — There may not be much Iran can do about President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal, but across the...

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Church bells ring

Metro-area houses of worship like Crown Heights United Methodist have been in high gear since wedding season has begun this...

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How Catholic style took over the Met

The items on loan, which include papal robes and accessories never viewed outside the Vatican, debut Thursday as a part of...

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The Latest: NK detainees express 'deep appreciation' to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the release of three Americans from North Korea (all times...

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Mormon church to sever its 105-year-old ties to the Boy Scouts at end of 2019

The Mormon church is ending its 105-year relationship with the Boy Scouts of America at the end of next year. The Church of...

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Incumbent Rep. Robert Pittenger loses GOP primary in North Carolina to Baptist pastor after battle for Trump supporters

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Incumbent Rep. Robert Pittenger loses GOP primary in North Carolina to Baptist pastor after battle for...

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OBU ministry program revamped with focus on marketplace skills and practical experience

To prepare future ministers for their careers, Oklahoma Baptist University recently updated its Christian ministry degree...

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Hezbollah, allies score major gains in Lebanon election

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah group declared "mission accomplished" Monday after scoring major...

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Afghan official says 30 'killed and wounded' in explosion at a mosque being used as a voter registration center

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says 30 'killed and wounded' in explosion at a mosque being used as a voter...

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Bible lesson for May 5

Bible lesson for May 5

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OKC to host national gathering of black Baptist denomination

Pastors hosting a National Baptist Convention USA gathering said they are grateful for the changing Oklahoma City landscape,...

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Oklahoma religion briefs for May 5

Religion briefs for May 5

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On a mission: Nonprofit's leaders step out on faith for funds to complete project

The faith-based nonprofit Mission Norman recently broke ground on a new $1.5 million mission center on its grounds at 2525 E...

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Ministry continues to 'Stand In The Gap'

Ministry continues to 'Stand In The Gap'

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Armstrong College to host archaeological exhibition

Armstrong International Cultural Foundation will host the world premiere of "Seals of Isaiah and King Hezekiah Discovered," an...

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More Oklahoma religion briefs: YouVersion and Facebook partner for 'Verse of the Day' development

YouVersion and Facebook partner for 'Verse of the Day' development

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Australian court convicts Muslim woman for failing to stand

SYDNEY (AP) — The wife of an Islamic State group recruiter gave the militants' single-finger salute outside a Sydney court on...

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Volkswagen's new CEO promises a more ethical culture

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's new CEO, Herbert Diess, has vowed to build a more ethical culture after the company's...

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Teachers flee, schools close in Kenya with al-Shabab attacks

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Every school day, Abdirizack Hussein Bashir rises at dawn for an eight-kilometer (five-mile) trek through...

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Palestinian leader's speech condemned as anti-Semitic

JERUSALEM (AP) — Remarks by the Palestinian president about the causes of 20th century anti-Semitism in Europe were sharply...

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AP review: Judges split along party lines on travel ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump has called courts unfair and political and repeatedly assailed the 9th Circuit, the...

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Police say at least 24 worshippers killed in attack on mosque in northern Nigeria

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Police say at least 24 worshippers killed in attack on mosque in northern Nigeria.

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The sounds of a Hindu mantra flowed through the Senate chambers as an international Hindu leader gave the invocation on Monday at the State Capitol.

The sounds of a Hindu mantra flowed through the Senate Chambers as an international Hindu leader gave the invocation on Monday...

Oklahoma motorcycle crashes on the rise with temperatures

NewsMay 6, 2018

As motorcyclists hit the roads as the weather warms, so do the number of crashes on Oklahoma roads, data shows.

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Top-level UN team meets Myanmar leader in Rohingya probe

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Ambassadors from the U.N. Security Council probing Myanmar's crisis over its ethnic Rohingya Muslim...

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New UK interior minister vows to resolve immigration scandal

LONDON (AP) — Britain's new interior minister vowed Monday to sort out an immigration scandal shaking the government, saying...

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UK accepts interior minister's resignation over immigration scandal

LONDON (AP) — UK accepts interior minister's resignation over immigration scandal.

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Digging in: Students discover rare coins during Holy Land archaeological endeavor

Students from Armstrong College recently helped discover dozens of 2,000-year-old coins tied to a Jewish rebellion against the...

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Baptist disaster relief teams aid in wildfire cleanup

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief's "ash out" crews are serving families in western Oklahoma in the aftermath of wildfires that...

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FBI honors local rabbi with community leadership award

FBI Director Christopher Wray recently presented the 2017 Director’s Community Leadership Award to Rabbi Vered Harris,...

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Bible lesson for April 28

Bible lesson for April 28

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TV producer discusses faith on the small screen

Television producer Nancy Miller, an Oklahoma native, recently discussed how her Catholic faith tradition has made its way into...

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Religion briefs for April 28

Religion briefs for April 28

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National Day of Prayer service will be at Oklahoma Capitol

The state Capitol will be the site of a National Day of Prayer service once again. The Capitol observance is set for 11:55 a.m....

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How Native American powwows evolved over years

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Gathering of Nations, one of the world's largest gatherings of indigenous people, started Friday...

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Trump's travel ban likely to be upheld, justices indicate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed poised Wednesday to uphold President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the U.S. by...

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Parents of sick toddler Alfie Evans lose UK court appeal

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Court of Appeal on Wednesday rejected a new bid by the parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans to...

UK Labour Party under fire over anti-Semitism allegations

LONDON (AP) — Jewish groups say Britain's main opposition Labour Party is still failing to tackle anti-Semitism, despite a...

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Earning a master’s degree while working full-time

For Scott Pfister, earning a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy was always a goal. However, it initially felt...

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Oklahoma religion briefs for April 21

Religion rail for April 21

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Rabbi and Muslim imam to discuss perspectives on Jerusalem

An interfaith event entitled "Faith Perspectives on Jerusalem" will be Tuesday at OKC First Church of the Nazarene, 4400...

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More Oklahoma religion briefs for April 21

More Oklahoma religion briefs for April 21, 2018.

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Family advocates celebrate unity, progress of faith-based program

Members of the Count Me In 4 Kids Collaborative recently gathered to celebrate the group's sixth anniversary and to talk about...

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Serving together

The Interfaith Alliance's Many Beliefs Serving Together committee recently brought individuals of different faiths and beliefs...

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Barbara Bush on faith, finality: 'I have no fear of death'

Barbara Bush had spent an hour talking about legacy and family — about the Christmas dance where she met the man who'd become...

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Bible lesson for April 21

Bible lesson for April 21

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'Rother Men' reach out

Feeding the hungry is one of the basic duties of Christians and is considered a work of mercy by the Catholic Church. With that...

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The Latest: 2,500 attend public viewing for Barbara Bush

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local):5:30 p.m.Officials say around 2,500...

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AP Was There: The fiery end of the standoff in Waco, Texas

WACO, Texas (AP) — Around 6 a.m. on April 19, 1993, FBI agents moved in to end a 51-day standoff with the Branch Davidian...

Pope meets father of British toddler at center of battle

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The father of a terminally ill British toddler met Wednesday with Pope Francis and begged him to make...

Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The push for legalized marijuana has moved into Utah and Oklahoma, two of the most conservative states in...

Senators introduce new war powers resolution

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new resolution from leaders on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to authorize the use of military...

US pastor denies terror links, spying in Turkish court

ALIAGA, Turkey (AP) — An American pastor on Monday denied accusations that he aided terror groups or spied against Turkey,...

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Interview and video: 'Book of Mormon' actor Kevin Clay enjoys irreverent musical's message of positivity

Penn State University musical theater alumnus, Kevin Clay, 25, had no way of knowing six years ago when he read that...

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Man makes trek to share insights on Israeli technology

An Israeli entrepreneur who sees himself as a goodwill ambassador for the state of Israel recently visited Oklahoma City on a...

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Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod convention is planned

EDMOND — Leaders from all 82 Oklahoma Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod congregations will come together for the Oklahoma...

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Edmond church will hosts panel discussion on spirituality and sexuality

"Two Spirit in Native America: A Panel on Spirituality and Sexuality" will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist...

One thing women are putting off longer these days

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More women are delaying motherhood. The median age of new mothers in the U.S. is 26 years old, compared to 23 in 1994, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center.

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Muslims open doors to mosques across state

Muslim leaders said the spring 2018 "Open Mosque Day" was successful at six mosques across Oklahoma.

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Sacred sites of support

Several metro-area churches became centers for child care or free meal and food distribution during the recent teacher walkout.

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Lexington prison becomes newest Crossings' satellite

Crossings Community Church has started a satellite church at Joseph Harp Correctional Center in Lexington.

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Bible lesson for April 14

Bible lesson for April 14

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Religion briefs for April 14

Religion briefs for April 14

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Sikhs plan annual Baisakhi event

The Sikh Gurdwara of Oklahoma will present it annual Baisakhi Mela, a free spring fair, from 4 to 8 p.m. April 21 at 4529 NW 16.

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More Oklahoma religion briefs for April 14

More religion briefs for April 14

Indonesia's Aceh to take caning indoors after backlash

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's conservative Aceh province will no longer allow canings for violations of Shariah law...

Pope admits he made 'grave errors' in Chile sex abuse scandal, begs forgiveness, invites victims, bishops to Rome

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope admits he made 'grave errors' in Chile sex abuse scandal, begs forgiveness, invites victims, bishops...

Megachurch founder quits amid sexual misconduct allegations

SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The founder of a Chicago-area evangelical church that grew to become one of the largest in the...

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Former state senator brings re-tooled faith-themed movie to the big screen

A former state senator turned filmmaker is bringing a new faith-themed movie to the big screen on Thursday. "The Amendment," a...

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Priest shares his 'Hidden Holocaust' findings

French Roman Catholic priest, the Rev. Patrick Desbois, shared his story of finding the "Hidden Holocaust" at the 2018 Yom...

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Interviews: Oklahoma oboist marking Holocaust Remembrance Day with concerto dedicated to Amsterdam's 'February Strike'

University of Oklahoma oboe professor's new composition to honor Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Children enjoy holiday visit to church's Easter Land

Children and youths enjoyed a holiday-themed amusement park set up at a metro area church on March 31 and April 1.

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Nun better?

At 98 years old, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt became the international star of March Madness. Fans of Loyola Chicago's men's...

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Open house draws large crowd to historic church building

A March 31 open house to show off the newly renovated Eighth Street Church drew a large crowd to the old German Methodist...

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Oklahoma religion brief for April 7

Religion brief for April 7

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Interfaith prayer service set for OKC, mayor-elect

An interfaith prayer service for Oklahoma City and Oklahoma City Mayor-elect David Holt will be Sunday, April 8, at St....

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Bible lesson for April 7

Bible lesson for April 7

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What Oklahomans said about Sister Jean

Two religious sisters in the metro area recently weighed in on the Sister Jean phenomenon that swept the nation during the NCAA...

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Local doctor offers faith-full advice on being neighborly

A local doctor, Mark Mellow, has written a new book based on biblical principles called "The Good Neighbor: Stories That Teach...

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Sounds of the past: OU music professor to premiere new oboe concerto for Holocaust Remembrance Day

Dan Schwartz probably isn't the only professional musician or college professor who spent two weeks in Amsterdam last summer....

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More Oklahoma religion briefs

Piano duo will perform at OBU SHAWNEE — The Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts and Oklahoma Baptist University Division of...

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Churches continue aid during teacher walkout

Several churches are joining together to offer ongoing aid to families impacted by the teacher walkout.

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Unified effort to share stories about race relations and dialogue

An initiative called United Voice Oklahoma is bringing local media outlets together to present a united voice in promoting...

Anger in India as lowest caste protests Supreme Court order

NEW DELHI (AP) — Violence has erupted in several parts of north and central India as thousands of dalits, members of Hinduism's...

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Season of miracles: Newcastle teen's recovery is nothing short of miraculous, family says

While churches across the state celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, a Newcastle preacher and his family have even more...

Mormon church makes history with first-ever Latin-American and first-ever Asian chosen for top leadership panel

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church makes history with first-ever Latin-American and first-ever Asian chosen for top leadership...

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Egg hunts and Easter activities continue in OKC area

Many churches are hosting egg hunts and other Easter activities for children on Saturday and Sunday in the metro.

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Church building gets new lease on life in time for Easter Sunday

Midtown Church, a Church of the Nazarene congregation, will take on a new name to fit it's newly refurbished building: Eighth...

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Metro prayer breakfast is set for April 18

Astronaut Charles "Charlie" Duke will be the keynote speaker of the 2018 CBMC OKC Metro Prayer Breakfast.

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Statewide Open Mosque Day is planned

Six mosques in the state will open their doors for the Spring 2018 statewide Open Mosque Day on April 8.

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Locally produced Passion Story CD proves popular

William Cathey with Living Catholic Productions created the "Passion Story" CD, which included a narration of the "Passion of...

Residents near an old Oklahoma refinery started feeling sick. Now work there has stopped

NewsMay 5, 2018

“It rolls in like a cloud. Then, when the wind blows, it gets worse,” Monique Timmons said of the odorous gas that she and her neighbors blame for their sudden onset of troubled breathing, headaches, nausea and stomach pains.

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Bible lesson for March 31

Bible lesson for March 31

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Religion briefs for March 31

Religion briefs for March 31

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One way to get people to church on Sunday: Give away free cars

COLUMBIA, Md. — If the pastor had ever wanted to channel his inner Oprah, this was his chance. "You ready to give a car away?"...

Bishop's fate highlights China's power amid Vatican talks

SAIQI, China (AP) — The twin-spired church in this southern Chinese village was packed with more than a thousand Catholics...

Pope presides over Good Friday amid security, controversy

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis presided over solemn Good Friday services amid heightened security at Rome's Colosseum for the Via...

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Vatican scrambles after pope appears to deny existence of hell

The Vatican has scrambled to clarify comments made by Pope Francis to a well-known Italian journalist that appeared to deny the...

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Megachurch pastor indicted on $3.5 million fraud

A former religious adviser to President George W. Bush has been accused by federal prosecutors of defrauding investors of $3.5...

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Journey to the cross

Parishioners at Little Flower Catholic Church recently participated in the Stations of the Cross, a devotional practice that is...

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Snoop Dogg tops gospel chart

The legendary rapper scores his first number one on the American Billboard gospel chart. Going straight in at the top, Bible of...

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Faith organizations will offer support for families impacted by walkout

Several churches and faith-based groups around the metro are preparing to offer child care and meals to children and families...

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Preachers and atheist leader debate America's need for God

An atheist and two preachers sat down for a chat at a downtown Oklahoma City Hotel on Wednesday and it wasn't a gag or a...

Tennessee church shooting suspect pleads not guilty

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A black man accused of fatally shooting a white woman and wounding six other people at a Tennessee...

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Atheist group president will debate Oklahoma preacher

An atheist group set to host its national gathering in Oklahoma City has released the details of a pre-convention debate...

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Sutherland Springs unveils new church plans, with shooting site standing for now as memorial

Nearly five months after a gunman killed 26 parishioners at the First Baptist Church, the people of Sutherland Springs will...

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Metro church offering child care during teacher walkout

Edmond's Henderson Hills church will offer child care if teachers walk out next week.

UK Jewish groups accuse Labour of tolerating anti-Semitism

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition leader vowed Monday that his Labour Party would have "zero tolerance" for...

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Oklahoma City remembrance ceremony will focus on 'Hidden Holocaust'

The Rev. Patrick Desbois, a French priest and founder of Yahad-In Unum, will discuss his mission uncovering the "Hidden...

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Religion briefs for March 17

Religion briefs for March 24

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Joining in Jesus' journey

For Christians, reflecting on Jesus' journey to the cross is an integral part of the days and weeks leading up to Easter...

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Bible lesson for March 24

Bible lesson for March 24

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Baptist collegiate students aid clinics, host health fair in metro

Students with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Baptist Collegiate Ministry recently took part in a spring...

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Passing down Passover traditions

Children and families recently took part in a Passover-related PJ Library session sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater...

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Egg hunts and Easter activities continue in OKC area

Many metro-area churches are hosting egg hunts and other Easter activities for children in the days ahead.

Suspect in French hostage-taking requested release of sole surviving assailant from 2015 Paris attacks, minister says

TREBES, France (AP) — Suspect in French hostage-taking requested release of sole surviving assailant from 2015 Paris attacks,...

Mother: Nigerian schoolgirl blocked from Boko Haram release at last moment after refusing to convert to Islam

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Mother: Nigerian schoolgirl blocked from Boko Haram release at last moment after refusing to convert to...

Pope confirms plans to visit Dublin for August family rally

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis confirmed Wednesday he plans to attend a big Catholic family rally in Ireland in August,...

Monitoring group: Islamic State claims suicide bombing near Shiite shrine in Afghanistan that killed 26 people

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Monitoring group: Islamic State claims suicide bombing near Shiite shrine in Afghanistan that killed...

Police report large explosion on road to Shiite shrine in Kabul as Afghans celebrate new year, heavy casualties feared

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Police report large explosion on road to Shiite shrine in Kabul as Afghans celebrate new year, heavy...

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Edmond man spends time tuning, building organs

Roger Banks, 77, of Edmond, has been building and tuning organs across the world since 1964, even though it was not his plan.

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New Whiz Kids on the block

Putnam City Baptist Church is among the five new Whiz Kids Oklahoma sites added during the current school year. The faith-based...

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Jordan is ready to jam into the 'Future'

Contemporary recording artist Jordan Feliz will be one of the featured performers at the 2018 Winter Jam concert set for...

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Caviezel to speak in OKC in the fall

Actor Jim Caviezel stars in a faith-themed feature film premiering during the Easter season. He is set to speak at Deaconess...

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Rwandan genocide survivor shares story of prayer, forgiveness

Immaculee Ilibagiza, author of the book "Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust," shared her story of faith...

The OK -- The Travel Issue

LifeMay 6, 2018

As probably too many of my co-workers here at The Oklahoman can tell you, I bleed purple. In a newsroom and state where the favored college colors tend to crimson and cream or orange and black, that can make a fella feel, well, let's just say...

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Bible lesson for March 17

Bible lesson for March 17

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Religion brief for March 17

Religion brief for March 17

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The deep faith of 'A Wrinkle in Time' author Madeleine L'Engle

It took 26 publisher rejections before Madeleine L'Engle could finally get "A Wrinkle in Time" into print in 1962. The book was...

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Faith community prays for teachers during Oklahoma State Capitol vigil

In a show of faith-full solidarity with teachers, about 300 people gathered Thursday for the Churches For Teachers Prayer Vigil...

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Father testifies in Australian court cardinal abused son

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The father of a man who alleges he was sexually abused by a senior Vatican cleric during a...

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Cardinal's alleged victims end testimony in Australia court

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The alleged victims of the most senior Vatican official charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse...

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Syrian refugee baby gets life-saving surgery, others wait

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A one-year-old Syrian refugee girl with a heart defect has received life-saving pro bono surgery from...

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Senate OKs adoption bill opposed by LGBTQ group

A bill that opponents say would allow religious-based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples, single people...

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The encouragement of angels: Norman blogger meets TV celebrity who propelled her to face infertility challenges

Norman mom and blogger S.J. O'Hara recounts encouragement she received from television personality Giuliana Rancic regarding...

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Freedom Oklahoma launches campaign to stop adoption bill

Freedom Oklahoma Executive Director Troy Stevenson said Monday the bill is unnecessary and would deny children the right to a...

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Faith leaders voice support for adoption bill

Several Oklahoma faith leaders are supporting legislation that would exempt faith-based adoption and foster care agencies from...

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Activist set for OKC Town Hall

Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy Dr. Zuhdi Jasser will speak at OKC Town Hall at First Baptist...

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On Friday the Roman Catholic Church came out strongly against legislation that would extend the time child abuse victims...

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Edmond church helps give school new look

More than 200 members of First Presbyterian Church of Edmond literally "loved their neighbor" across the street and spent a...

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Bible lesson for March 10

Bible lesson for March 10

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Keeping flu out of the pew

Some Oklahoma clergy and faith-based school leaders have changed their routines to combat the spread of the flu virus as flu...

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Religion briefs for March 10

Religion briefs for March 10

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Skillet heads the Winter Jam concert tour

Skillet, the contemporary Christian band known for is hard rock vibe, will headline Winter Jam 2018 on March 17 at the...

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Passion Awards honor ministries' efforts

The OKC Passion Awards were held for the first time on March 1, drawing a crowd of 1,200 to the Cox Convention Center to heap...

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Priest named chaplain of Cristo Rey OKC

The Rev. Aaron Foshee will become the founding chaplain of Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School, leaders of the school...

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Parish to break ground on new chapel at OU

Almost 40 years after relocating from their first parish home on Boyd Street to what then, was the fairly barren southeast edge...

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The Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma and other interfaith groups from five faith traditions say new rules imposed by Rep. Chuck Strohm on the House Chaplain...

A chaplain program at the state Capitol has come under fire once again as several leaders from the interfaith community...

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UCO speaker draws largely friendly crowd

EDMOND — Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham found little resistance to his views on creationism Monday, less than a month after...

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Muslims see progress in fewer protesters at Capitol: Legislator suggests they sever ties with advocacy group

The 2018 "Muslim Day at the Capitol" started Monday with fewer protesters than in previous years. About five protesters showed...

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Anthony Jordan through the years

The Rev. Anthony Jordan has led the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma for 22 years, longer than any other executive...

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Heart for the local church: Longtime Oklahoma Baptist leader retires

Longtime Baptist leader the Rev. Anthony Jordan discusses the highlights of his career as executive director-treasurer of the...

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Pastor prepares to celebrate radio and TV ministry's anniversary

A northeast Oklahoma City pastor who founded the "Mission Gospel Train" TV and radio program in Oklahoma City and Texas, will...

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Transition is ahead for Tulsa seminary president

Gary Peluso-Verdend is stepping down from the office of president at Phillips Theological Seminary on July 1 for a sabbatical...

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Publishers release books chronicling life of 'America's Pastor'

Several books chronicling the life of the Rev. Billy Graham are being published as the world says goodbye to the Baptist...

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Religion briefs for March 3

Religion briefs for March 3

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Historic pipe organ strikes a chord with Norman church

A historic newly refurbished pipe organ has found a new home at Trinity Lutheran Church in Norman

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Bible lesson for March 3

Bible lesson for March 3

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Oklahoma religious leaders decry gun violence in open letter

Describing America as a nation with a "dedication to guns and violence" amounting to "idolatry," a diverse group of Oklahoma...

A refueling operator on a KC-46A Pegasus won't have to lie down on the job.

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The KC-46A Pegasus being developed by Boeing for the U.S. Air Force will provide the service with an aerial tanker that the manufacturer says will be more affordable to operate. Officials said lessons they learned from another military aircraft...

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House chaplain program changed once again

A chaplain program at the state Capitol is being changed once again, this time to follow a model used by Congress.

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Billy Graham & Oklahoma in pictures

The Rev. Billy Graham seemed to make connections with people everywhere he met, and Oklahoma was no different. From the time he...

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Gathering highlights other queen in Esther's story

The Emanuel Sisterhood group at Emanuel Synagogue in Oklahoma City recently held a pre-Purim benefit event called "Vashti's...

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'Unstuck' conference seeks to help propel attendees forward

Contemporary Christian recording artist Jami Smith will host a conference aimed at helping women move toward the things God has...

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Bible lesson for Feb. 24

Bible lesson for Feb. 24

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Religion briefs for Feb. 24

Religion briefs for Feb. 24

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OKC preacher battling cancer dies days after baptizing daughter

Despite battling cancer, the Rev. Shane Hall, pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, fulfilled a ministry...

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Authors discuss racism during 'Focus Week' at OBU

Authors Kevin Jones and Jarvis Williams joined together to discuss racism and racial unity and the stain of white supremacy at...

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St. Philip Neri receives grant, buys Chromebooks

The Religious Education Department of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Midwest City has received a Catholic Foundation of...

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'Truly an honor': Religion editor talks about meeting Billy Graham in 2003

Religion Editor Carla Hinton talks about meeting Billy Graham and covering Mission OKC, the evangelist's huge faith outreach in...

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Evangelist Billy Graham dies at age 99; reached millions

The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to...

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Going for the (Green and) Gold: Mary Lou Retton to deliver inspirational message during OBU Gala

Olympic moments such as the unforgettable one when Mary Lou Retton catapulted to international fame by winning the All-Around...

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Heart of the family: A newly remodeled kitchen at Skyline Urban Ministry helps usher in a new wellness program

Skyline Urban Ministry recently hosted a Blessing of the Kitchen ceremony for its newly renovated kitchen, plus tours of its...

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Seminary will offer program in Oklahoma City

Phillips Theological Seminary is offering its InterReligious Understanding program in Oklahoma City on Tuesday evenings...

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How this American figure skater's faith helped her return to the ice after a frightening illness

Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim snagged bronze medals as members of the U.S. figure skating team, and the husband-wife...

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Oklahoma senator will serve as co-chair of 2019 National Prayer Breakfast

U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, was recently named co-chairman of the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast. Lankford will...

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Bible lesson for Feb. 17

Bible lesson for Feb. 17

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The faith of Frederick Douglass

An Oklahoma native explores how Christian faith shaped the life of one of America's most famous and revered abolitionists. D.H....

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Applications are being accepted for second interfaith trip to Israel

Applications are being accepted for second interfaith trip to Israel

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In Plains, Georgia, former President Jimmy Carter's Sunday school program still draws crowds

While driving through Southwest Georgia last fall, I drove past a cotton field, a crop so loaded with historical significance...

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Religion briefs for Feb. 17

Religion briefs for Feb. 17

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OKC youths make special Valentine's Day deliveries to fast food employees

Four youths, along with their two adult mentors, delivered Valentine candy and gifts to women working the night shift at...

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Church loses request to build in Edmond neighborhood

After weeks of back-and-forth discussion and demands, the Edmond City Council voted not to allow a church to be built at Rankin...

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Ken Ham will speak on UCO campus after all

University of Central Oklahoma President Don Betz said he has invited Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham to speak at the...

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Ken Ham will speak on UCO campus after all

Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham will speak at a local university after all, The Oklahoman has learned.

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Teacher fired from Catholic school after same-sex wedding

Jocelyn Morfii was fired from the elementary school where she was employed a day after getting married.

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Night to Shine treats special guests to prom-night experience

Guests at the 2018 Night to Shine at Putnam City Baptist Church were treated to dancing, limousine rides and other activities,...

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PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - A recently fired Outback Steakhouse server posted on social media after a local mega church didn’t...

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Organist to perform concert, lead workshop

The Kemp Concert Series will present a concert featuring organist Wilma Jensen at 4 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of...

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OKC Passion Awards to highlight ministries of healing, hope

A leader with Hobby Lobby is excited about an upcoming opportunity to showcase and recognize metro-area ministries. Mart Green,...

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To feast or fast? That is the question: Ash Wednesday coinciding with St. Valentine's Day means meat and merriment are out for some

Oklahoma City metro-area clergy discuss the confluence of Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day.

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Theater review: Lyric Theatre's 'Crowns' takes audience to church in the best way

Theater review: Lyric Theatre's 'Crowns' takes audience to church in the best way

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'Nick is the real deal': The Christian faith of Super Bowl MVP quarterback Nick Foles

Nick Foles might need to put his post-football plans on hold for a while. The Super Bowl LII MVP said in the week leading up to...

Alternative programs tailored for at-risk students

NewsMay 6, 2018

While more Oklahoma teenagers are dropping out of high school than at any time in the past decade, programs targeting at-risk students are making a difference, state and local education officials told The Oklahoman.

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The radical — but gentle — faith of Mister Rogers

Americans seem to love sharing myths about Fred Rogers, the friendly neighbor known the world over as Mister Rogers. Consider...

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Religion briefs for Feb. 10

Religion briefs for Feb. 10

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Catholic men's conference is planned

Blessed Stanley Francis Rother’s example of love and faith continues to resonate, especially across his home state. And that...

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Bible lesson for Feb. 10

Bible lesson for Feb. 10

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UCO president issues statement concerning cancellation of speaker's visit

UCO president issues statement concerning cancellation of speaker's visit

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14 reasons you can't find love in Oklahoma

Don't worry: It's not you, it's it. And, by it, we mean Oklahoma, which is one of the worst states for singles. Here's why that...

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UCO student group rescinds invitation to Christian speaker Ken Ham

The University of Central Oklahoma Student Association rescinded its invitation to a well-known Christian apologist to speak on...

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Rose Day draws crowd to Capitol

Rose Day, the annual sanctity-of-life, anti-abortion rally and outreach, draw the faithful from across the state to the State...

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Judge sides with baker in 'gay cake' row

A California baker can refuse service to same-sex couples over her religious objections and right to free speech, a Superior...

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The online blowback was swift for Ram on Sunday after the carmaker used a sermon given by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....

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Religion briefs for Feb. 3

Religion briefs for Feb. 3

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Book club will focus on diversity

First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City will host a four-part diversity book club featuring works on a variety of topics of...

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Security seminar is set at Quail Springs Baptist

The House FM Radio will host a free Church Security Seminar from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Quail Springs Baptist Church, 14613 N...

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Upon this ROC: Ministry spreads hope by meeting tangible and spiritual needs

Reaching Our City, a faith-based community development organization, helps meet a variety of needs of individuals and families...

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Former NFL star Michael Vick speaks at Liberty University about dog fighting and his faith

It was the image of a shepherd that brought notorious dog fighter Michael Vick back to God. Psalm 23, attributed to King David...

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Baptists break ground on new ministries building at OU

Oklahoma Southern Baptist leaders recently broke ground on a new collegiate ministries building on the University of Oklahoma...

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Bible lesson for Feb. 3

Bible lesson for Feb. 3

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State Episcopal bishop named to special Anglican Council

The Rt. Rev. Edward J. Konieczny, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, was recently elected to be part of a team...

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Oklahoma police threatened with lawsuit for officers ringing red kettle bell, Salvation Army says

A Freedom From Religion Foundation attorney said he would not characterize its letter to Chief Chuck Jordan as a threat of...

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'Stop obsessing over bathrooms and weddings,' OKC minister tells lawmakers

The Rev. Lori Walke, one of the ministers at Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ in Oklahoma City, spoke at a...

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A man who drove a van into a crowd of Muslims near a London mosque has been found guilty of murder. Darren Osborne, 48,...

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Faith group hosts prayer vigil outside ICE office

Vowing to show support for the immigrants, particularly undocumented immigrants in the community, a group of about 50 people...

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Life.Church security guard charged in collection plate theft

A security officer at Life.Church South Oklahoma City has been charged with attempted grand larceny after the ministry's...

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Most churches offer free Wi-Fi, but skip Twitter

Seven in 10 Protestant churches (68 percent) provide Wi-Fi for both guests and staff, according to a new survey of Protestant...

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece will speak at annual Rose Day rally

Alveda C. King, author, anti-abortion activist and niece of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., will be keynote...

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Bible lesson for Jan. 27

Bible lesson for Jan. 27

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Mandisa on the move

Contemporary Christian recording artist Mandisa recently discussed her role in TobyMac's "Hits Deep" tour, which debuts in...

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Dinner will focus on women's rights and equality

Women's rights and equality will be the focus of an annual interfaith event set for February. The Dialogue Institute of...

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Oklahoma Conference of Churches member denominations

The Oklahoma Conference of Churches, created in 1972, includes more than a dozen Christian denominations as members.

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Religion briefs for Jan. 27

Religion briefs for Jan. 27

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Good Shepherd Lutheran will host 'Black Ministry Month' events

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Midwest City will commemorate Black History Month in February by hosting a series of guest...

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Church coalition leader announces retirement

The Rev. William Tabbernee, executive director of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches, plans to retire from the post in March.

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Speaker hopes to explore most-asked questions about Christian faith

Christian apologist Jeremiah Johnston will lead discussions about some of the questions often asked about Christianity during...

The OK -- The Food Issue

LifeFeb 4, 2018

Peanut butter. If I have one go-to food, that's it. Crunchy or smooth? Doesn't matter. Jif, Skippy or Peter Pan? Don't care. Love them all. On toast, on a cracker. Plain or with a pickle, like my mom taught me. Even on a hamburger. If you...

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Bible lesson for Jan. 20

Bible lesson for Jan. 20

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D.C. region to get its second Catholic basilica

WASHINGTON — The Washington, D.C. area is already home to the country's largest Catholic church, the dramatic Basilica of the...

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Michael W. Smith to release two albums in February

Multiplatinum recording artist Michael W. Smith will release for the first time in his career two, all new albums in one month.

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Praying for Caleb: Newcastle family is thankful that son's story shares message of the power of prayer

The social media phenomena "Pray for Caleb" on Facebook, with the hashtag "butGod," has propelled Caleb Freeman of Newcastle —...

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During Hawaii missile alert, Honolulu Catholic bishop led a penance rite

As Hawaii residents were jolted by an alert of an incoming ballistic missile on Jan. 13, a priest was distributing Holy...

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Religion briefs for Jan. 20

Religion briefs for Jan. 20

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With new president, what's next for Mormons?

Russell M. Nelson, a 93-year-old heart surgeon who has served as an apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

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Evangelism Conference will share sense of 'Urgency'

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma's 2018 State Evangelism Conference is set for Jan. 29-30 at Southern Hills Baptist...

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Executive Q&A with Linda King: Oil & gas attorney adds biblical Ph.D. to her lifelong learning vault

Executive Q&A with Linda King: Oil & gas attorney adds biblical Ph.D. to her lifelong learning vault

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Queen Elizabeth's faith and her close relationship with preacher Billy Graham

One of the running themes throughout the Netflix show "The Crown" is the devout Christian faith of Queen Elizabeth. One of the...

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Obit: Thomas Monson, a life story

For more than 50 years, Thomas S. Monson served in top leadership councils for the Mormon church — making him a well-known face...

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Houses of worship host variety of King holiday events

Oklahoma City metro houses of worship are hosting a variety of events in conjunction with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr....

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Bible lesson for Jan. 13

Bible lesson for Jan. 13

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Religion briefs for Jan. 13

Religion briefs for Jan. 13

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Deep reflections

Contemporary Christian rapper Toby McKeehan, better known as TobyMac, will bring his urban hip-hop flair and rap to Oklahoma...

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Bible museum listed as top new attraction

A museum with Oklahoma ties was recently designated as a top new attraction by a national news outlet. The Museum of the Bible...

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Institute plans climate change dinner conversation

The Kirbas Institute will host a dinner program entitled "Forget Al Gore: The Five Things You Really Need to Know About Climate...

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Memphis megachurch pastor announces leave of absence following sexual assault allegation

A Memphis pastor accused of sexually assaulting a teenager is taking a leave of absence.

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Video: Megachurch applauds pastor after he admits to 'sexual incident' with Texas teen 20 years ago

A pastor at a Memphis megachurch admitted Sunday to a "sexual incident" with a 17-year-old girl when he was on the staff at a...

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New Three Kings Day Traditions Form In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Maria

On Sept. 20, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, initially wiping out electricity and cellular...

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Ways to kick-start your prayer life

Talking to God seems like it should be as easy as falling off a log. But often it can feel more like climbing a cliff. Even the...

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Religion briefs for Jan. 6

Religion briefs for Jan. 6

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Annual King breakfast is set

In celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights pioneer and champion for justice, the...

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Church dedicates statues commemorating Epiphany

Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church recently dedicated statues depicting Epiphany, the Magi's visit to see the infant Jesus...

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Upcoming Christian concerts in Oklahoma

Several contemporary Christian recording artists are planning stops in Oklahoma in the coming months. They include the...

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Sharing sacred space: Methodist congregation leaves northeast Oklahoma City building for downtown location

A northeast Oklahoma City United Methodist congregation called The Christ Experience recently relocated to the downtown area to...

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Bible lesson for Jan. 6

Bible lesson for Jan. 6

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A year of God pushing leads minister's wife to donate kidney to stranger at church

One doctor said finding a match for Walt Erwin’s kidney would be all but impossible. Shannon Wilburn was told not to get her...

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FEMA broadens churches' access to disaster funds

The president pushed for the policy change after Hurricane Harvey.

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Abbey library is trove of medieval manuscripts, recipes

BERLIN — Take 20 liters of honey and boil it together with 2 liters of water. Add in cinnamon and nutmeg, a healthy amount of...

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Bible lesson for Dec. 30

Bible lesson for Dec. 30

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Conference aims to mobilize college students' faith

About 4,000 college students will be spending part of their winter break in downtown Oklahoma City at the annual Student...

Using a stolen ID, felon hid from the law for 26 years before being found in rural Oklahoma last year

NewsApr 30, 2018

ID theft case was unusual because the perpetrator used the same stolen name for decades.

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Edmond's First Baptist Church will offer second worship service

First Baptist Church of Edmond will offer a second Sunday worship service beginning Jan. 7 at the church, 1300 E 33rd in Edmond.

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Year of celebrations: A priest named Rother and organizations marking milestone anniversaries top Oklahoma's religion 2017 year in review

An Oklahoma priest named Rother made headlines around the world, and his beatification ceremony in Oklahoma City is the state's...

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Evangelical presence, support in Trump administration voted No. 1 religion story; Trump selected newsmaker

Conservative evangelicals' support of and strong representation in President Trump’s administration was voted the No. 1...

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Light. Love. Latkes.: Jewish group shares traditional Hanukkah treat on college campus

The OU Hillel Foundation recently partnered with the Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi to offer savory treats traditionally...

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Court upholds $135,000 fine for bakery owners who refused to make cake for gay couple

SALEM, Ore. — The Court of Appeals announced its decision Thursday to uphold a $135,000 fine issued to bakery owners who...

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Immersion experience: Educator gets glimpse of what awaits immigrants at U.S.-Mexico border

Rachel Jones, a Spanish teacher at Mount St. Mary Catholic High School, recently participated in the Border Immersion...

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Life.Church leaders expect YouVersion Bible App to reach 300 million downloads by year's end

As 2017 comes to a close, the YouVersion Bible App is closing in on a milestone: 300 million downloads. The Bible App was one...

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Bible lesson for Dec. 23

Bible lesson for Dec. 23

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Religion briefs for Dec. 23

Religion briefs for Dec. 23

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Americans say religious aspects of Christmas are declining in public life

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that most U.S. adults believe the religious aspects of Christmas are emphasized less now...

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Worship space expanded, dedicated to hometown priest

The state's first chapel named for a beatified priest and native son was dedicated in a ceremony on Thursday at the Center of...

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Holiday dreams: Faith groups partner to host Christmas block party

An activity-filled Christmas Block Party was recently hosted by the OKC Dream Center and Life.Church for children and families...

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Oklahoman receives award for United Methodist history project

Oklahoman Jerry Gill was recently honored for creating a documentary that included the oral histories of American Indians in...

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The immigrant claimed in his suit that he had to kill his uncle to escape captivity and is now wanted for murder in Syria.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court reversed a Tulsa County District Court decision on Tuesday, giving a Syrian immigrant an opportunity...

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Ted Hinson, struck blind at 27, has had an extraordinary life, never letting his lack of vision hold him back.

Ted Hinson, struck blind at 27, has had an extraordinary life, never letting his lack of vision hold him back.

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Bible lesson for Dec. 16

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Church will offer Christmas Cantata

Prospect Missionary Baptist Church's Concert Choir will perform "Jesus! The advent of the Messiah," a Christmas Cantata, at 4...

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Religion briefs for Dec. 16

Religion briefs for Dec. 16

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Christmas grace

One hundred metro-area families representing 267 children recently received a helping hand from the Baptist Mission Center to...

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'Lead us not into' what? Pope Francis suggests changing the words of the Lord's Prayer

One of the best-known prayers in the English language might need an update for the sake of theological clarity, Pope Francis...

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Nonprofit partners offer St. Nick's Shoppe once again

Nonprofit partners Sunbeam Family Services and Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City offer St. Nick's Shoppe once again.

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Okarche chapel will be named after martyred priest

Oklahoma first chapel to be named in honor martyred priest Stanley Rother will be dedicated at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at the...

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Catholic broadcasters' rendition of 'A Christmas Carol' will benefit ex-St. Gregory's faculty and the blind

Living Catholic Radio Theatre's production of "A Christmas Carol" includes such leaders and community members along with...

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Serving God as a career choice

Oklahoma Baptist University offers two fully online master’s degree options to equip those who feel called to serve God and...

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The Rev. Hance Dilbeck was approved for the executive director-treasurer post by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.

An Oklahoma City preacher has been chosen to serve as the next executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention...

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Satanic Temple demands $35K after Belle Plaine cancels public space at veterans park

A Satanic monument commissioned for Belle Plaine’s Veterans Memorial Park never made it across state lines before the city...

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Religion briefs for Dec. 9

Religion briefs for Dec. 9

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'Blue Christmas' service offers solace during holidays

A Midwest City couple discuss the benefits of attending a "Blue Christmas" church service designed to offer solace and support...

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Church will host 'The Big Give'

An Oklahoma City church is hoping to brighten the holidays for youths and their families with a special Christmas giveaway...

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Bible lesson for Dec. 9

Bible lesson for Dec. 9

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Panelists discuss Oklahoma County jail woes

A group of panelists from a cross-section of the community recently discussed Oklahoma County jail reform at an "Evening of...

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Oklahoma congressional and faith leaders react to decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

While some Oklahoma faith leaders expressed concerns about President Trump's decision to recognize Israel as the capital of...

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Former Sand Springs pastor accused of scamming church members out of tens of thousands

Mark Wayne Miller, 48, was arrested and charged with two counts of obtaining money by false pretenses over $500 or a con game...

Family research reveals surprise

NewsApr 29, 2018

Tracing Your Roots — a Rose State College class offered each semester in partnership with the Oklahoma History Center — helps people research their family tree. Jolinda Daniels says her genealogy journey has been exciting, but there is much left...

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Religion briefs for Dec. 2

Religion briefs for Dec. 2

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Oklahoma City preacher nominated to lead state Baptist convention

The Rev. Hance Dilbeck is poised to become the next leader of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. A search committee...

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Bible lesson for Dec. 2

Bible lesson for Dec. 2

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'Night for Africa' will feature Kenyan music, song and dance

Kenyan youths participating in The Maisha Project's Light the Future Choir have been serving as goodwill ambassadors in...

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Building community

With their tool bags in hand, 150 volunteers descended upon a metro-area warehouse for a morning of building bicycles. The 12th...

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TEEM holds toy drive

The Education and Employment Ministry known as TEEM is seeking toys for children whose parents are incarcerated. The...

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Christmas fundraiser aims to provide Catholic school with updated athletic facilities.

The Christmas tree lot run by volunteers from Bishop John Carroll Catholic School is a major fundraiser for the school's...

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Panelists provide security tips for houses of worship

Focusing on safety and security for houses of worship, an Instant Reaction community conversation event held on Nov. 19 was...

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A Christmas story: OBU graduates share 'Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph'

Two Oklahoma Baptist University graduates are bringing a musical retelling of the Christmas story to the Civic Center Music...

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Oklahoma, Israelis students experience 'once-in-a-lifetime' cultural exchange

Eleven Israeli students recently visited the Oklahoma City metro area based on the premise behind a youth cultural exchange...

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Gutenberg Gates replica looms large at OKC mall

At 40-feet-tall with sunlight beaming across its gold exterior, the structure in the parking lot at an Oklahoma City mall...

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Thanksgiving dinners offered

Free Thanksgiving meals will be offered Thursday at locations across the metro area. • The Jesus House will have a Thanksgiving...

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Jehovah's Witnesses 'covered up' abuse

Children who were sexually abused by Jehovah's Witnesses were allegedly told by the organisation not to report it. Victims from...

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Latkes are cooked with love during Hanukkah

NORMAN — An edible treat often signals the arrival of Hanukkah. Like a spinning dreidel or a lighted menorah, latkes are a sign...