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'Catholic Charities is part of our DNA'

Vi Le, a Vietnamese refugee whose family was embraced and aided by Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City, has become the...

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Report links half of Dutch cardinals and bishops to abuse

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A media report linking half of the cardinals and bishops who served in the Netherlands between...

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Mormon fighting to end youth interviews ousted from faith

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon man who led a campaign criticizing the church's practice of allowing closed-door, one-on-one...

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Mike Means to receive Salt and Light Award

Christian Business Men’s Connection (CBMC) will host its annual Salt and Light dinner gala at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the National...

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In brief: Oklahoma religion briefs for Sept. 15

In brief: Oklahoma religion briefs for Sept. 15.

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Pew report on religious types shows what Americans of different faiths have in common

Americans worship differently according to the faith groups to which they belong, but a new Pew Research Center report grouping...

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Sept. 15 Bible lesson

Sept. 15 Bible lesson

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Group has 'Passion' to share Gospel through music

"Passion Worship Night 2018," featuring the contemporary Christian band Passion, is set for Oct. 11 at Crossings Community...

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Norman church will celebrate 50th anniversary

Wildwood Community Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary with celebratory services on the next three Sundays, Sept. 16,...

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Indian Muslims protest China's detention of Uighur Muslims

MUMBAI, India (AP) — About 150 Muslims protested in Mumbai, India's financial capital, on Friday to demand that China stop...

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Woman sues diocese, alleges 'smear' effort over abuse claims

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A woman described as a victim in Pennsylvania's grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse is suing the...

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Turkish court rejects bid to convert Hagia Sophia to mosque

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's highest court has rejected a request for Istanbul's...

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Vatican OKs investigation of U.S. Bishop Michael Bransfield over sex harassment allegations as U.S. cardinals meet pope

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican OKs investigation of U.S. Bishop Michael Bransfield over sex harassment allegations as U.S....

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Residents of New Mexico compound indicted on federal charges

Five residents of a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico are scheduled for arraignments and detention hearings after being...

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Report: 3,677 sex abuse cases in German Catholic Church

BERLIN (AP) — A report on sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church in Germany says 3,677 people were abused by clergy between...

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Pope summons heads of all bishops conferences around world for February summit on preventing clergy sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope summons heads of all bishops conferences around world for February summit on preventing clergy sex abuse.

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US marks 9/11 with somber tributes; Trump speaks at PA site

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with tears and somber tributes as President Donald Trump hailed "the...

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Vatican: Pope to meet with head of US bishops' conference on Thursday over sex abuse, cover-up scandal

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican: Pope to meet with head of US bishops' conference on Thursday over sex abuse, cover-up scandal.

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Bus accident in south India kills at least 55 people

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A bus carrying pilgrims from a Hindu temple in the hills of south India plunged off a road Tuesday,...

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AP Poll: Voters open to candidates who aren't very religious

NEW YORK (AP) — Religion's role in politics and public policy is in the spotlight heading toward the midterm elections, yet...

Healthy Schools Oklahoma seeks to improve results in classroom

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"We have a lot of teachers that will schedule a lab session and then go take their spelling tests," said Dana Chambers, ABL coordinator for Healthy Schools Oklahoma. "So not only are the kids in there moving and have their brain nice and worked up...

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Vatican promises 'clarifications' about pope's sex abuse cover-up scandal; pontiff's top advisers express solidarity

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican promises 'clarifications' about pope's sex abuse cover-up scandal; pontiff's top advisers express...

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Jewish group in Germany condemns 'strongly rooted' extremism

BERLIN (AP) — An attack on a kosher restaurant by masked neo-Nazis on the sidelines of an anti-migrant protest in an eastern...

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For black women at church, it's more than the Aretha eulogy

DETROIT (AP) — A black pastor's controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin's funeral laid bare before the world what black women...

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Sanctions, sex abuse and silence: A primer on the pope saga

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two weeks after Pope Francis' papacy was thrown into crisis by accusations that he covered up sexual...

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Jewish community prepares for holiday

The Oklahoma Jewish faith community is preparing to commemorate Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. The holiday marks the...

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For Rosh Hashana, traditional sweets — and fond memories of Greece

When Paulette Nehama came to the United States from Greece as a new bride in 1958, she brought just a few treasured...

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Religion briefs for Sept. 8

Religion briefs for Sept. 8

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Different paths led couple to Salvation Army

Although they found The Salvation Army through different paths, Stephen and Susan Ellis said the faith-based nonprofit that...

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Shining light on loved ones' lives: Church will host 'Mass of Remembrance'

A "Mass of Remembrance" to honor and celebrate the lives of individuals who died by suicide, will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at...

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Bible lesson for Sept. 8

Bible lesson for Sept. 8

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Lectures will focus on ministry to aging population

The "Aging, Culture, Older Adult Ministry And Communities of Faith” lecture series will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19-20 in the...

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AME church in Tulsa added to National Register

The Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of north Tulsa’s oldest institutions, was recently added to the National...

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Ministry plans men's breakfast

Arise Ministries will host a men's fundraising breakfast to support single mothers from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Oct. 2 at the Naifeh...

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Iraqi protesters set fire to provincial government building

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi protesters stormed and set fire to a provincial government building in the southern city of Basra, despite...

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Law enforcement source: New York attorney general subpoenas all NY Roman Catholic dioceses as part of sex abuse probe

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Law enforcement source: New York attorney general subpoenas all NY Roman Catholic dioceses as part of sex...

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Catholic archdiocese launches new website

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City on Wednesday launched a new website to better serve Catholics and parishes in central and...

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Franklin family found eulogy 'distasteful'

Aretha Franklin's family have said that they found the closing eulogy at her funeral offensive and distasteful. The Rev. Jasper...

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Angel Tree program needs volunteer Spanish translators

Volunteer Spanish translators are needed to assist with The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Christmas assistance program this year.

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Myanmar court sentences Reuters reporters to 7 years in jail

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday on charges of illegal...

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Vatican begins push-back against ex-ambassador over Davis

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is starting to push back against Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, author of the bombshell...

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‘Coffee guy’ perks up about fair trade mission work

Of Character: ‘Coffee guy’ perks up about fair trade mission work

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Executive Q&A with Debbie Ingraham: Urban ministry director loves caring for 'people in the shadows'

Executive Q&A with Debbie Ingraham: Urban ministry director loves caring for 'people in the shadows'

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Bible lesson

Bible lesson for Sept. 1

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Popular wedding venue becomes home to Presbyterian congregation

The popular Boulevard Wedding Chapel in Edmond has become the new home of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, a congregation...

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Baskets of Hope luncheon will shed light on Christians in Middle East

The Missions Ministry at Crossings Community Church will host a luncheon entitled "Baskets of Hope: Planting Seeds of Hope in...

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Archaeological exhibit is extended EDMOND — "Seals of Isaiah and King Hezekiah Discovered," an archaeology exhibit, is being...

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Church of the Servant plans 50th anniversary celebration

United Methodist Church of the Servant, 14343 N Portland, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special celebration that...

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'Hercules' actor will speak at Esther Women season premiere

Actor Kevin Sorbo will be guest speaker at the season opener of the "Esther Women" luncheon series.

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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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Pastor visits Syrian refugee camp with Muslim imam

The Rev. Mitch Randall, a moderate Baptist pastor who serves as executive director of the Baptist Center for Ethics, visited a...

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Religion briefs for Sept. 1

Religion briefs for Sept. 1

Stitt backs city option to levy property tax for public safety in Oklahoma

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Republican gubernatorial candidate says he would back bill allowing cities to levy property tax for public safety if farm land is exempted.

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President and stars join in epic farewell to Queen of Soul

DETROIT (AP) — Former presidents and preachers joined a parade of singers Friday in a hip-swaying, piano-pounding farewell to...

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Celebration: Oklahoma Jail & Prison Ministries Appreciation Banquet

The Oklahoma Jail & Prison Ministries is hosting their appreciation banquet in September. Here's what you need to know.

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Tulsa church spared in 1921 riot added to National Register

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A church that was spared destruction during the 1921 Tulsa race riots has been added to the National...

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Can't top this

A new belfry, steeple and cross topper were recently installed atop the bell tower at Eighth Street Church of the Nazarene, 701...

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The Latest: McCain returns to DC ahead of Capitol ceremony

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — The Latest on services for Sen. John McCain (all times local):7:45 p.m. EDTSen. John McCain's...

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Nonbelievers win suit over Pennsylvania House prayer policy

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge has halted the Pennsylvania House of Representatives' policy banning people who don't...

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The Latest: Franklin dressed in rose gold for church viewing

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a viewing of Aretha Franklin Thursday at the church where her father preached and she started...

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Credible reports of past child sexual abuse by local priests to be made public by Oklahoma City archdiocese.

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City plans to publicly release two reports in the near future that will disclose all credible...

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Oklahoma Catholic bishops call for investigation into alleged cover-up

The state's top two Catholic leaders, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley and Bishop David Konderla, have joined their voices with other...

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Trump warns of 'violence' if Republicans lose fall elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged evangelical leaders this week to get out the vote ahead of the upcoming midterm...

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Journalist who helped pen pope bombshell says author wept

ROME (AP) — An Italian journalist who says he helped a former Vatican diplomat pen his bombshell allegation of sex abuse...

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Ungodly espionage: Russian hackers targeted Orthodox clergy

LONDON (AP) — The Russian hackers indicted by the U.S. special prosecutor last month have spent years trying to steal the...

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The Latest: Makeshift memorials for McCain grow in Phoenix

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on services for Sen. John McCain and other related activities after his death (all times...

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Egypt's opposition calls for release of ex-diplomat

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian opposition coalition of secular and left-leaning parties has urged authorities on Monday to...

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AP investigation: Russian hackers who bedeviled 2016 U.S. election also spied on senior Orthodox Christian figures

LONDON (AP) — AP investigation: Russian hackers who bedeviled 2016 U.S. election also spied on senior Orthodox Christian figures.

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Investigators for UN say top Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims

GENEVA (AP) — Investigators for UN say top Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims.

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Pope on McCarrick claims: "I won't say a word about it."

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis declined Sunday to confirm or deny claims by the Vatican's retired ambassador to the...

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Vatican says Pope Francis has met with eight victims of abuse in Ireland

DUBLIN (AP) — Vatican says Pope Francis has met with eight victims of abuse in Ireland.

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Pope says he shares outrage over cover-up of "repugnant crimes" of priests who committed sex abuse

DUBLIN (AP) — Pope says he shares outrage over cover-up of "repugnant crimes" of priests who committed sex abuse.

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New OBU students spend day serving Shawnee community

More than 400 students at Oklahoma Baptist University, including freshmen, transfers and upperclassmen, as well as faculty and...

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Catholic abuse report requires 'bold steps,' Baptist leader says

Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear said a Pennsylvania grand jury’s report alleging unprecedented levels of...

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Stop saying 'Mormon,' 'LDS,' church leader says

Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, recently announced that he wants people to...

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Bible lesson for Aug. 25

Bible lesson for Aug. 25

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Sewing and reaping

EDMOND — Each Tuesday morning in Edmond, as many as 15 women arrive at Elaine Brown's door. They are members of the "Serving...

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Religion briefs for Aug. 25

Religion briefs for Aug. 25

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Homecoming celebration: Pastor's family and community rejoice in youth's return

Caleb Freeman, son of the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Newcastle, has returned home after a months-long recovery...

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Son of famous atheist will speak at Randall University

William Murray, son of famous atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair, will speak on Sept. 6 at Randall University

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Musical chairs: Youth orchestra program is literally on the move

El Sistema Oklahoma, an after-school youth orchestra program, recently moved to a new home, First Presbyterian Church of...

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Australia's next PM made his name on turning back refugees

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's next prime minister, Scott Morrison, is seen by some as an incongruous mix of a...

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Islamic State releases new audio, purportedly of its leader

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has released a new audio message, purportedly of its shadowy leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,...

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Women as priests? Some say it's time but admit it's unlikely

NEW YORK (AP) — Advocates of ordaining women as Roman Catholic priests cite the church's unfolding sex abuse scandals as...

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'Credible accusations' led to removal of OKC priest

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City said Wednesday that it removed a priest from duty in 2002 after receiving what...

Man accused of using dating app to kidnap, rob men

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A 31-year-old man was arrested Sunday after police said he was involved in kidnapping and robbing several men by luring them through a dating app.

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Officials dismiss Indonesian principal behind jihad parade

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Education officials in Indonesia have dismissed a kindergarten principal after a video of veiled...

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2 charged in graduation night shooting outside Kansas church

LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — Two men have been charged in a shooting that erupted after a high school graduation at a church in...

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Other suspected Nazi war criminals removed from the US

NEW YORK (AP) — Since the 1970s, the U.S. government has initiated legal proceedings to expel just 137 of the estimated 10,000...

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OKC Catholic archbishop, priests respond to pope's letter regarding clergy sex abuse and cover-up

OKC Catholic archbishop, priests respond to pope's letter regarding clergy sex abuse and cover-up

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The Latest: Archbishop says he didn't see misconduct letter

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the clerical sex abuse scandal (all times local):12:40 a.m.The archbishop of Boston says he...

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Priest accused of stealing $200,000-plus from church resigns

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida priest has resigned after being accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the...

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Pope issues letter to Catholics around the world condemning sexual abuse and cover-up, demanding accountability

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope issues letter to Catholics around the world condemning sexual abuse and cover-up, demanding...

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Catholics consider withholding donations amid scandals

For decades, Michael Drweiga has opened his wallet whenever the donation basket comes around at church, but the latest...

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Bishop: Church today 'not the church' of grand jury report

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The bishop of Pittsburgh's Roman Catholic diocese pushed back against a call for his resignation and said the...

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Irish archbishop urges pope to speak frankly about abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The archbishop of Dublin said Sunday he hopes Pope Francis will speak frankly about the "darkness" of...

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Upcoming Christian concerts in Oklahoma

Several contemporary Christian concerts are set for fall in the Oklahoma City metro area. TobyMac will perform in concert at 8...

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John Bisagno, Southern Baptist pastor with Oklahoma ties, dies at 84

John Bisagno, an evangelistic innovator and longtime pastor of Houston's First Baptist Church, died Aug. 5 in Nashville after a...

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Religion briefs for Aug. 18

Religion briefs for Aug. 18

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Church hopes to share Gospel during 'The Greatest Show'

Crossroads Church has become known over the years for its elaborate productions that help convey the Gospel narrative in new...

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'Mansion' ministry

A ministry called Beautiful Restoration is working to raise $1.3 million to purchase the "Mansion on the Hill" at 190200 Terra...

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Bible lesson for Aug. 18

Bible lesson for Aug. 18

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A new journey for Norman church

A prominent metro-area house of worship has become a satellite church for a Dallas, Texas-based ministry. Journey Church, 3801...

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Bishop: I have 'profound remorse' after sex abuse report

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania bishop named in a grand jury report on rampant sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy said...

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OKC Catholic archbishop addresses Pennsylvania sex abuse report

Local Catholic archbishop, the Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, issues statement regarding safety of minors/vulnerable adults in...

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Knives and guns: Serb-Russian youth camp closed after outcry

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — After a public outcry, police on Friday closed a summer youth camp on a mountain in western Serbia...

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Vatican condemns sex abuse described in Pennsylvania grand jury report, says Pope Francis is on victims' side

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican condemns sex abuse described in Pennsylvania grand jury report, says Pope Francis is on victims' side.

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'Weaponization of faith': Examples from clergy abuse report

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A landmark grand jury report on clergy abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania detailed how...

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The Latest: Amnesty: Kabul attack on Shiites is 'war crime'

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan after a deadly suicide bombing in a Shiite area of Kabul...

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The Latest: Survivors describe Italy bridge collapse

GENOA, Italy (AP) — The latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy (all times local):8:05...

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Guthrie church destroyed by fire

GUTHRIE — Members of a local church are trying to decide where they will gather for worship in the aftermath of a fire that...

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Afghanistan's Health Ministry says the death toll from the suicide bombing in a Shiite area in Kabul has risen to 48

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Health Ministry says the death toll from the suicide bombing in a Shiite area in Kabul...

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Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman: Death toll in Kabul suicide bombing that targeted a Shiite neighborhood rises to 25

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman: Death toll in Kabul suicide bombing that targeted a Shiite...

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DNC vice chair Keith Ellison, 1st Muslim elected to Congress, wins Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — DNC vice chair Keith Ellison, 1st Muslim elected to Congress, wins Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney...

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Report: Pennsylvania priests molested over 1,000 children

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children — and possibly many...

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Pennsylvania grand jury report on 'predator priests' also says there could be 'thousands' of victims

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania grand jury report on 'predator priests' also says there could be 'thousands' of victims.

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Landmark Pennsylvania grand jury report finds more than 300 'predator priests' sexually abused children

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Landmark Pennsylvania grand jury report finds more than 300 'predator priests' sexually abused children.

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Prosecutor says authorities are raiding the headquarters of Chile's Catholic Episcopal Conference in probe of sex abuse

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Prosecutor says authorities are raiding the headquarters of Chile's Catholic Episcopal Conference in...

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Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise on trial for blasphemy

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors have demanded an 18-month prison term for a woman who was charged with...

Nine being assisted through 'commutation campaign' advance to stage two

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Thirty-two individuals who are being assisted through a "commutation campaign" led by Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform have advanced to the second stage of review. The Pardon and Parole Board voted to advance 23 individuals last month. The...

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Archdiocese selects The Boldt Co. to build Rother shrine

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has chosen The Boldt Co. to serve as construction manager for the building of...

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Faith Q&A: New Baptist convention leader relishes role

The Rev. Hance Dilbeck discusses his life and ministerial career leading up to his acceptance of the position of executive...

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Religion briefs for Aug. 11

Religion briefs for Aug. 11

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Fundraiser featuring actor Jim Caviezel is Aug. 30

Fundraiser featuring actor Jim Caviezel is Aug. 30

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Bible lesson for Aug. 11

Bible lesson for Aug. 11

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Sikh youths turn spiritual lesson on sharing into action

A young member of the Sikh Gurdwara of Oklahoma recently led a school supply and hygiene drive for Positive Tomorrows, a school...

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Is a biblical food the next foodie fad?

Last year, as Todd Gray and his wife, Ellen Kassoff, prepared to open their 165-seat, Mediterranean-inspired restaurant at the...

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Saying no to hate: Anti-Defamation League leader says hatred should be challenged at the outset

The days when white supremacists hid behind hoods may largely be gone but the hatred they expressed is now being channeled...

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Life.Church recently launched a new mobile app called Bible Lens.

Life.Church recently launched a new mobile app called Bible Lens.

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Fruits of their labor

Churches and other faith-based groups see community gardens as a way to offer both tangible aid and spiritual fellowship to...

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Michigan Democrats pick Rashida Tlaib to run unopposed for Conyers' House seat, become first Muslim woman in Congress

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Democrats pick Rashida Tlaib to run unopposed for Conyers' House seat, become first Muslim woman in...

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Tap and pray: Churches using card readers for donations

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of Christian churches across the world are now using portable card readers or apps to take donations as...

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Oklahoma pastor hails Southern Baptist Convention's new effort toward reform on sexual abuse as a sign of progress

A new "study group" launched by the Southern Baptist Convention will focus on sexual abuse and harassment issues that have...

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Welcome to the team

With much fanfare, students at the new Cristo Rey Catholic High School learned which businesses they would work for during the...

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Hugo couple score big dividends with 'Detours' album

Country gospel recording artists Mike and Doris Merritt have won a bevy of awards for their 2015 CD entitled “Detours.”

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'Full of hope': New Cristo Rey Catholic High School students participate in ceremonies, series of firsts

The days leading up to new private school's grand opening have been filled with several firsts, as the students received their...

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Faith community marks six-month anniversary of prayer vigils focusing on 'immigration justice'

The six-month anniversary of a prayer effort focusing on immigration was commemorated in a special way on Wednesday.

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Bible lesson for Aug. 4

Bible lesson for Aug. 4

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In a break with tradition, Orthodox Jewish women are leading synagogues

Taking on positions as clergy in a tradition where women have never been clergy before, they have adopted a variety of titles....

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Religion briefs for Aug. 4

Religion briefs for Aug. 4

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Churches help send youths back to school

Churches help send youths back to school

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Revisions to MBA program yield transformational knowledge in 16 months

Oklahoma Baptist University has updated its core MBA courses emphasizing the transformational nature of business in line with...

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Pope changes church teaching on death penalty, says it is always inadmissible because it "attacks" human dignity

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope changes church teaching on death penalty, says it is always inadmissible because it "attacks" human...

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Vocation Bible School teaches kids of God's purpose in their lives

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Midwest City recently hosted a Vocation Bible School retreat — a twist on the traditional...

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Pope blasts "supermarket of idols" of money, drugs, vanity

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has returned from a month's vacation, blasting the "idols" of money, drugs and vanity that he...

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Argentine doctors protest legal abortion ahead of key vote

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A campaign to expand legal abortions in the homeland of Pope Francis is bitterly dividing...

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Yemen officials: Bombing in Aden wounds politician, 3 others

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say a roadside bombing in the southern city of Aden has wounded a prominent politician,...

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Actor known for portrayal of Jesus in “The Passion of Christ” to speak about adoption in OKC

Most people know actor Jim Caviezel as Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ.” But to his kids he is just dad. Caviezel and his...

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Sessions: US culture 'less hospitable to people of faith'

WASHINGTON (AP) — American culture has become "less hospitable to people of faith," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday...

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How OSU football prepared this Cowboy for his life's calling

Football helped prepare Wohlgemuth for his life's calling, the ministry

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Faith-based crisis pregnancy centers applaud Supreme Court ruling

Leaders of some of Oklahoma's faith-based crisis pregnancy centers weigh in on a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling against...

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Public is invited to Rother feast day Mass in Okarche: Pilgrimage sites will be open for priest's feast day

A Mass on the first feast day for the Rev. Stanley Rother is set for 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church,...

Executive Q&A with Timothy Pehrson: Integris Health welcomes new president, chief

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Executive Q&A with Timothy Pehrson: Integris Health welcomes new president, chief

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Back-to-school events are planned

Several metro-area churches are offering back-to-school activities and school supply giveaways to help families as they prepare...

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Heart of the matter: Thunder star Paul George's foundation helped support cardiovascular health program

Members of 11 Oklahoma faith-based groups participated in the American Heart Association’s Battle of the Heart program this...

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St. Katharine Drexel's remains being moved to cathedral

The Rev. Dennis Gill, rector and pastor of the Cathedral Basilica, recently announced designs for an entombment at the city's...

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Bible lesson for July 28

Bible lesson for July 28

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Religion briefs for July 28

Religion briefs for July 28

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United Methodist collegiate ministries join forces for missions, discussions about race

A United Methodist mission trip to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., brought college students of different races and backgrounds...

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Radio hosts suspended for slur against Sikh attorney general

The hosts of a popular New Jersey radio show were suspended for 10 days Thursday for calling the nation's first Sikh attorney...

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The Latest: Turkey calls US threats over pastor unacceptable

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-threatened sanctions on Turkey over a detained American pastor (all times local):2:15...

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IS attack devastates community in southern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Mourners in southern Syria attended mass funerals Thursday for least 216 people killed in coordinated attacks by...

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Japan executes last 6 condemned members of doomsday cult behind 1995 sarin gas attack on Tokyo subways and other crimes

TOKYO (AP) — Japan executes last 6 condemned members of doomsday cult behind 1995 sarin gas attack on Tokyo subways and other...

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Funeral services held for 5 children killed in house fire

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — Funeral services have been held for five children who were killed in a raging New Jersey house fire...

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Row delays Duterte speech, rebel deal; Arroyo named speaker

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A leadership row in the Philippine House of Representatives delayed President Rodrigo Duterte's...

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The Latest: Vigil held for family among boat sinking victims

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly sinking of a duck boat in a southern Missouri lake (all times local):7:50 p.m.A...

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Pastor who admitted to sex assaults wants to withdraw plea

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey pastor who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting several children wants to...

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Catholics will celebrate first Rother feast day: Mass, festival, 'Rosary Run' and broadcast presentation set to honor Okarche priest

Catholics across Oklahoma will celebrate first feast day for Blessed Stanley Rother on July 28. A Mass, festival, rosary run...

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How churches are using their buildings to address the affordable housing crisis

WASHINGTON — Helen McIlvaine gets excited when she sees a church. Driving around her hometown of Alexandria, Virginia, on a...

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Leap of faith

About 200 young people participated in KampOut!, Kanakuk Camp's traveling day camp set up at Heritage Baptist Church, 14317 N...

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Abbey honors American Indian saint

The annual St. Kateri Tekakwitha Pilgrimage Mass and Picnic was July 14 at St. Gregory's Abbey, 1900 W MacArthur in Shawnee

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Episcopal Church will revise prayer book but doesn't know when

After more than a week of debate among church leaders about whether God should be referred to by male pronouns — and about the...

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Churches host back-to-school activities, giveaway events

With a mission to help families, several metro-area churches and faith-based organizations will offer free school supplies,...

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Religion briefs for July 21

Religion briefs for July 21

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Virgin Mary statue has been 'weeping' olive oil, but church leaders can't explain it

Inside a Catholic church in New Mexico, a 7-foot tall bronze statue of the Virgin Mary appears to be "weeping," according to...

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Bible lesson for July 21

Bible lesson for July 21

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Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation bill

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation on Thursday that defines the country as the...

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US pastor denied release in latest trial hearing in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Wednesday again denied a request for the release from custody of an American pastor...

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Oklahoma religion briefs for July 14

Religion briefs for July 14

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Justice and mercy: Young adults tour Oklahoma County jail

A local pastor recently took a group of young adults from his church for a tour of the Oklahoma County jail to learn about some...

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Catholics on the court: The historical struggle between canon and constitutional law

The story of Justice William Brennan's seminal role in legalizing abortion had been largely overlooked as President Donald...

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Unmasking 'The Changing Face of Hatred'

The Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City and the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma are partnering to host a program called...

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Interfaith Youth Tour is planned once again

The 2018 annual Interfaith Youth Tour is planned for 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at three houses of worship in Edmond.

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In brief

Texas church receives aid SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — A South Texas church has received nearly $3 million in donations for...

Oklahoma River to get a tree makeover

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A mostly barren 3.5-mile stretch of the Oklahoma River south of downtown is set to get an influx of 1,000 trees, patches of wildflowers and natural grasses, and about 50 natural stone benches as part of a 50th anniversary celebration next year by...

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Bible lesson for July 14

Bible lesson for July 14

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Vacation Bible school listing for July 14

Vacation Bible school listing for July 14

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132 die in Pakistan election violence ahead of Sharif return

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The deadliest attacks in Pakistan's troubled election campaign killed at least 132 people, including a...

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Greece hints at Russian diplomats' expulsion

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Relations between Greece and Russia came under strain Wednesday after Greece's government spokesman...

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Trial begins for man accused of setting fire to Texas mosque

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a "rabid hatred" of Muslims led a 26-year-old man to set fire to a Southeast...

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Americans confident in high court, but what about issues?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next Supreme Court justice will join the bench at a time when the public has more confidence in the high...

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Bishops call for 3-day fasting after Duterte says God stupid

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine Catholic bishops on Monday called for fasting and prayers after President Rodrigo Duterte...

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Oh App-y day!: Life.Church marks 10th anniversary of popular Bible app

The popular YouVersion Bible app developed by Edmond-based Life.Church marks its 10th anniversary in July.

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YouVersion Bible App provides connections

A huge part of the popularity of the YouVersion Bible App has been the way it helps connect people to the word of God and each...

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Haiti unrest strands a number of US volunteer groups

Volunteer groups from several U.S. states were stranded in Haiti Sunday after violent protests over fuel prices canceled...

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Smokie Norful, Point of Grace and Dennis Jernigan to be inducted into Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame

Contemporary Christian artists Smokie Norful, Point of Grace and Dennis Jernigan have been selected for induction in the...

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Under construction: New house of worship being built for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

A new house of worship for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints currently is under construction in the northwest...

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Religion briefs for July 7

Religion briefs for July 7

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OKC musician partners with church to help youths put 'Arts in action'

Oklahoma City musician Am're Ford recently partnered with Quayle United Methodist Church to offer 'Arts in Action,' a summer...

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Church will host service at new site

The Springs Church of Christ's new church property in north Edmond, Oklahoma, features a 19,000-square-foot worship and...

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Bible lesson for July 7

Bible lesson for July 7

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You can help get wheels turning on fundraiser

The 2018 Buck$ 4 Bikes program goal is to raise $50,000 to purchase bikes the coming holiday season for needy central Oklahoma...

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Vacation Bible school listing for July 7

Vacation Bible school listing for July 7

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UN: June saw "exceptional" rate of deaths in sea off Libya

ROME (AP) — Roughly one of every six migrants who set out in traffickers' unseaworthy boats from Libya perished at sea last...

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Japanese media report several followers of Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult also executed over deadly attacks.

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese media report several followers of Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult also executed over deadly attacks.

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Media reports say Japanese doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara, mastermind of deadly Tokyo subway gassing, is executed

TOKYO (AP) — Media reports say Japanese doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara, mastermind of deadly Tokyo subway gassing, is...

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Thrift and uplift

The Surayya Anne Foundation of Oklahoma City recently opened a store at 1143 N Meridian. The nonprofit started by the Muslim...

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UK-based nurse used threat of voodoo to force Nigerian women into sex work | DW | 04.07.2018

A Liberian-born British woman was sentenced to 14 years under UK's modern slavery law on Wednesday, after a jury found her...

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Roman Catholic bishop in Australia sentenced to 12 months detention for child abuse cover-up

NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — Roman Catholic bishop in Australia sentenced to 12 months detention for child abuse cover-up.

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Afghan official: Suicide bombing in eastern Nangarhar province kills 10, including Sikhs, Hindus

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official: Suicide bombing in eastern Nangarhar province kills 10, including Sikhs, Hindus.

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Priest marks 20th anniversary of ordination

The Rev. Timothy Fuller, pastor of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of his priestly...

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Cristo Rey OKC adds corporate partner

The Oklahoma City Thunder joins a growing list of companies and nonprofits that represent sectors as diverse as banking, health...

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Religion briefs for June 30

Religion briefs for June 30

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Groups work to help Catholic nun build hermitage brick by brick

Helping transform large piles of red dirt into brick-like blocks, volunteers from a Catholic youth mission program did their...

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Faith Q&A: Oklahoma Conference of Churches chooses new director

The Rev. Shannon Fleck, a Guthrie native, has been named as the new executive director of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches,...

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Bible lesson for June 30

Bible lesson for June 30

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In the game

Vacation Bible school continues in the Oklahoma City metro area.

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HBO's 'Believer' feels like Muzak for the soul

Dan Reynolds is the tall, 30-year-old lead singer of the rock band Imagine Dragons, which, since 2012, has found great success...

Let the games begin: State Fair returns to Oklahoma City

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Neal Petersen has attended the Oklahoma State Fair since before he can remember, and for years he's tried to ride every ride. “I moved to Oklahoma when I was 14,” Petersen said. “But I was coming before because my dad has always lived here.”...

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Mother: Girl at center of debate over brain death dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A girl at the center of the medical and religious debate over brain death has died after surgery in New...

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The Latest: Minneapolis protesters oppose travel ban ruling

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several...

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Muslims, advocates saddened over court's travel ban decision

DETROIT (AP) — Maryam Bahramipanah is torn between staying with her husband, who came to Michigan from their native Iran, and...

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High court OKs Trump's travel ban, rejects Muslim bias claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim...

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Supreme Court upholds Trump ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court upholds Trump ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries.

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Latest: US official: Fort Bliss to house detained families

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents (all times local):10 p.m.A federal...

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Supreme Court passes on new appeal over religious objection to gay rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court passes on new appeal over religious objection to gay rights.

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Two men will face off for the Republican nomination for Oklahoma County treasurer

Two men, incumbent Forrest "Butch" Freeman and Daren Ward, will face off for the Republican nomination for Oklahoma County...

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National Baptist Convention USA's gathering highlighted education, unity

Thousands of people visited Oklahoma City for the recent National Baptist Convention USA's 113th annual Congress of Christian...

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God Squad

United Methodists youths from Oklahoma and other states spread out into the metro area to perform community service projects as...

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What one Georgia man did that made the world take notice

Video of a Smyrna, Georgia, man helping a wheelchair-bound stranger has gone viral as people praise him for his kind actions.

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Kids go on adventure at Bible school

Capitol Hill Assembly of God, 2400 SW 74 recently held its "Rolling River Rampage" vacation Bible school. Also, find out about...

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Life.Church hosts North Highland picnic in the park

Life.Church Britton & Broadway recently hosted a community picnic for residents of the North Highland neighborhood in...

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Bible lesson for June 23

Bible lesson for June 23

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Religion briefs for June 23

Religion briefs for June 23

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Turkey heads to landmark presidential, parliamentary vote

ISTANBUL (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has never lost an election, is taking a gamble that will consolidate his...

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Mormons post questions asked during youth interviews

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church for the first time Wednesday posted the list of questions lay leaders are supposed to...

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The Latest: Texas governor seeks bipartisan border solutions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local):4:30 p.m.Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is asking...

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The Latest: Reports: Europe to toughen migrant checks

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local):7 p.m.European governments are reportedly...

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Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking

TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia's government for not enforcing basic safety measures on...

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Pray. Preach. Praise: Members of America's largest black Christian faith denomination continue week of activities in Oklahoma City

The National Baptist Convention USA has made its presence known in Oklahoma City, converging on the downtown with church vans...

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Religious leaders criticize use of Scripture to justify immigration policy

Religious leaders criticize use of Scripture to justify immigration policy

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The Latest: Cruz promises bill to deal with border crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times EDT):8 p.m.Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says he is...

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H. Clinton: Separating families at border a 'moral crisis'

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday called the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy...

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US urges Russia to release political and religious prisoners

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration urged Russia on Monday to release what it called a growing number of political and...

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Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics...

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Nation's largest black Baptist denomination distributes food in OKC

In an effort to make an indelible impact beyond the economic and spiritual boost they bring to a city, members of the nation's...

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Bible lesson for June 16

Bible lesson for June 16

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Mister Rogers film might help redefine the meaning of 'Christian film'

Mister Rogers is most famous as the sweater-clad television host who pioneered children's programming and, in later years,...

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Vacation Bible school listings for June 16

Vacation Bible school listings for June 16

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Religion briefs for June 16

Religion briefs for June 16

Oklahoma State Fair offers wild encounters

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Clad in scuba gear, a man swims closer and closer to a live shark. Hundreds of feet away, a woman cracks a whip as a horse gallops around an arena. In the distance a chainsaw’s engine revs as sawdust flies in the air. Visitors to the Oklahoma...

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Making connections: Two metro-area churches become one

Westminster Presbyterian Church at 4400 N Shartel and Connecting Point Presbyterian at 14501 N Rockwell have become one in what...

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A 3,000-year-old glass head deepens one of the Bible's oldest mysteries

Buried under a pair of hills at Israel's northern border, at the nexus of three ancient kingdoms, is one of the last large...

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Catholics can get married outdoors in two places: In Montana, and now in Baltimore

The outdoor wedding, stuff of girlhood fantasy and bridal-magazine photography, has long been off-limits to most Catholics. No...

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Oklahoma Southern Baptists flocked to annual meeting in Dallas

Highlights of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Dallas.

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Gaza residents pray near Israel as Muslims mark major feast

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Several thousand Gaza worshippers knelt on prayer rugs spread on sandy soil, near the perimeter...

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Chilean police raid Roman Catholic Church offices amid a growing sexual abuse scandal involving clergy

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean police raid Roman Catholic Church offices amid a growing sexual abuse scandal involving clergy.

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The house that love filled

Sister Maria Faulkner founded the Gospel of Life Dwellings ministry to provide a home and care for older adults in the Oklahoma...

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Baptist pastor requests predator database

Women demonstrating at rally said the #ChurchToo must be accountable

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#MeToo cases in the spotlight as Southern Baptists convene

DALLAS (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention opened its annual national meeting Tuesday in an anxious mood as the...

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Syrian orphans who fled Aleppo find new home

JARABLUS, Syria (AP) — Nearly 50 children orphaned by the Syrian war escaped the hell that was their hometown of Aleppo after...

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Pope accepts resignation of bishop at center of Chile's sex abuse scandal as purge of troubled church hierarchy begins

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope accepts resignation of bishop at center of Chile's sex abuse scandal as purge of troubled church...

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Baptist church's 'Catholic' Jesus statue to find new home

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A statue of Jesus that a Baptist church in South Carolina voted to remove because the congregation deemed...

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Report on Pennsylvania priest abuse to be most extensive yet

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The results of a lengthy probe into the handling of sexual abuse claims by Roman Catholic dioceses...

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New exhibit highlights biblical artifacts from time of biblical King Hezekiah

The biblical story of King Hezekiah, the Prophet Isaiah and divine intervention on behalf of Jerusalem is told through ancient...

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#MeToo crisis jolts Southern Baptists ahead of key gathering

The Southern Baptists are facing their own #MeToo crisis as the biggest Protestant denomination in the U.S. heads into its...

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Review: “Patriot Priests: French Catholic Clergy and National Identity in World War I”

Review: “Patriot Priests: French Catholic Clergy and National Identity in World War I”

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Metro-area author explores letters of 'Patriot Priests'

Anita May, a lifelong Catholic and retired former director of the Oklahoma Humanities Council, has written a new book called...

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Vacation Bible school listing for June 9

Vacation Bible school listing for June 9

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Southern Baptists will gather in Dallas: Annual meeting is expected to draw largest number of delegates since 2010

Attendance at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Dallas is expected to be higher than it has been in the last...

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Religion briefs for June 9

Religion briefs for June 9

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In brief: Life.Church will host North Highlands block party

Life.Church will host North Highlands block party on June 16

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Mass choir is preparing to offer slice of 'Heaven'

Rehearsals are ongoing as momentum builds for the much-anticipated musical that will be held on June 18, the opening day of the...

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Edmond church gains new lead pastor

A Fairview native has been named new lead pastor of Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond, one of the metro area’s more...

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Bible lesson for June 9

Bible lesson for June 9

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'Meals by Muslims': Ramadan outreach provides meals for homeless at local day shelter for second year

For the second year in a row, a group of Muslim women coordinated the "Meals by Muslims" outreach to provide and serve meals...

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The Latest: AFP photographer wounded at Gaza protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on Gaza protests and Jerusalem Day demonstrations around the Middle East (all times...

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Austria to close 7 mosques, expel imams in crackdown

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's government said Friday that it is closing seven mosques and plans to expel imams in a crackdown on...

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Paige Patterson's 'break her down' email taken out of context, his lawyer says

The lawyer for Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson said he has “not found one credible” allegation against his client.

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Minister appointed to vacant seat on Oklahoma City Council

The Rev. Lee Cooper Jr., a longtime Oklahoma City minister, has been appointed to the vacant Ward 7 Oklahoma City Council seat....

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Bombing targets Afghan clerics calling for peace, killing 7

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a gathering of Afghanistan's top clerics on Monday, killing at least seven...

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College student, 21, parenting twin boys

Devaunjue "Jay" Williams, who just completed his sophomore year at Oklahoma City University, has assumed guardianship of his...

Three local teens to paddle in Europe for Team USA

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When they started paddling on the Oklahoma River half a dozen years ago, local high schoolers Colin McMullen, Camden Sexton, and Gus Cook probably didn’t weigh more than 150 pounds — together. The three were so small they were in a constant battle...

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Shaping an eternal legacy

Mother-daughter duo Jackie Green and Lauren Green McAfee have written a book entitled "Only One Life: How A Women's Every Day...

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America gave her a new language and an opportunity — now this interpreter is repaying the favor

Officially, Noelle Nguyen's task is to interpret. When she shows up at Culmore Clinic in Falls Church, Virginia, where...

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Jesus House marked 45th anniversary in May as leaders prepare for fall capital campaign

The Jesus House, a faith-based nonprofit, marked 45th anniversary in May as leaders prepare for fall capital campaign to...

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Karen Kingsbury book signing is set

New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury will sign copies of her new book based in Oklahoma from 5 to 9 p.m. on...

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Bible lesson for June 2

Bible lesson for June 2

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Religion briefs for June 2

Religion briefs for June 2

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Salvation Army begins new Adopt-a-Child fundraising effort

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma City kicked off its first ever Adopt-a-Child campaign on Friday. The...

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Vacation Bible school listing for June 2

Vacation Bible school listing for June 2

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Christianity's presence at Santa Fe High grows after shooting

Communal displays of faith have defined this district's response to the shooting that left eight students and two teachers dead...

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Court: Iowa church didn't defame women exploited by pastor

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that an all-male church board's characterization of female...

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Lankford, faith leaders speak against proposal to legalize medical marijuana

A grassroots coalition of Oklahoma Christian faith leaders — including U.S. Sen. James Lankford — has formed to help defeat a...

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Attorney: Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis reaches $210M settlement with clergy sex abuse victims in bankruptcy case

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Attorney: Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis reaches $210M settlement with clergy sex abuse victims in...

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Conservative Christian attorneys gain influence under Trump

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lawyers who espouse a conservative Christian agenda have found plenty of opportunities in Texas, suing on...

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Prominent Baptist churches are without leaders

Several prominent Southern Baptist churches are on the hunt for new leadership. Of the trio made up of Henderson Hills Baptist...

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MercyMe concert is rescheduled for June

A new date has been set for the MercyMe concert that was postponed in April because of inclement weather. The contemporary...

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Summer sanctuary

The popular program Midnight Basketball will kick off its 20th year on June 8 at Christ Temple Community Church in northeast...

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Religion briefs for May 26

Religion briefs for May 26

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United Methodists will gather for annual meeting

The Oklahoma United Methodist Conference will gather for its annual meeting Tuesday through Thursday at Oklahoma City University.

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Oklahoma City-area Muslims share Ramadan revelations

Oklahoma Muslims shared insights about an important time of the year for their faith tradition at a gathering on Tuesday at the...

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Oklahoma author hopes to help others give God the glory

Edmond author Angela Sanders' new book "100 Days: The Glory Experiment" is a personal Bible study and discipleship guide all in...

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More than 500,000 people have visited the Museum of the Bible in its first 6 months

More than half a million people have visited the Museum of the Bible since Washington's newest museum opened near the National...

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Sermon on 'love' was about more than royal couple

The sermon delivered at May 19's royal wedding was about the love shared by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. But Bishop Michael...

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Bible lesson for May 26

Bible lesson for May 26

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Stocking up: Pine Pantry program offers simple way to help and get help

In it's first year, Pine Pantry, a unique food pantry outreach, has exceeded its founder's expectations because of the Oklahoma...

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Pope to China Catholics: Make gestures showing communion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged Chinese Catholics on Wednesday to show they are in full communion with the Holy See,...

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Former Tulsa priest charged with sexual assault

A former Catholic priest in the Tulsa Diocese has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old-boy in a suburban Chicago...

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Danish govt: Minister's views on fasting Muslims are her own

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Assertions by Denmark's immigration minister that Muslims fasting for Ramadan pose a safety hazard...

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CORRECTS: An Australian archbishop has become most senior cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse

NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — CORRECTS: An Australian archbishop has become most senior cleric in the world convicted of covering...

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LGBT community cheers pope's 'God made you like this' remark

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that "God made you like this" have been embraced by the LGBT...

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Iran's transgender people face discrimination despite fatwa

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Nahal smokes yet another cigarette on her mother's balcony overlooking Tehran, one of the few peaceful...

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Pope Francis announces he will make 14 new cardinals June 29 at Vatican

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis announces he will make 14 new cardinals June 29 at Vatican.

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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

Oklahoma senators say 'serious' allegations against Kavanaugh should be heard

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“Dr. Ford has a right to be heard, and Judge Kavanaugh has a right to see and defend himself regarding the evidence presented against him."

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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...