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  • Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, started today, June 18. It is one of the five pillars, or obligations, of Islam. Many Muslims around the world abstain from food, drink and sensual pleasures from dawn to sunset during the month, which commemorates the divine revelation of the...

  • Falls Creek youth camp session is ending early due to rising Washita River

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    DAVIS — The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma said Wednesday campers are being released early from the Week 3 session of Falls Creek youth camp in response to infrastructure challenges from the massive rainfall in the Turner Falls area. Brian Hobbs, the convention’s communication’s director...

  • Falls Creek staff took safety precautions Wednesday due to flooding

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Thousands of campers have been gathering together each night at a popular Baptist youth camp in the Turner Falls area, but the worship meeting was canceled on Wednesday due to flood waters. Brian Hobbs, communications director for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, said staff members at...

  • Death penalty opponents to host forum Thursday, June 18

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    As part of an upcoming campaign to defeat State Question 776, the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) will host a forum on “Mass Incarceration and the Death Penalty,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at First Unitarian Church, 600 NW 13. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is...

  • Skyline Urban Ministry has new executive director

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    The Rev. Deborah Ingraham is the new executive director of Skyline Urban Ministries, a social service agency affiliated with the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church. Rev. Ingraham has been in the news lately because she was senior pastor of Epworth United Methodist Church. The...

  • Franklin Graham suggests boycott of LGBT-friendly companies

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Several news outlets are reporting that evangelist Franklin Graham (pictured) has suggested that Christians refrain from doing business with companies considered friendly to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Graham, son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham, is head of the Billy...

  • Faith Notes: Weekend June 6-7

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    The faith community has several activities planned for Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7. Here’s are few events planned for the weekend: Saturday, June 6  // // // The Del City Gospel Singing will be at 7 p.m. at Del City First Church of the Nazarene, 4701 SE 26. Guest singers for the...

  • Faith & Culture: Vatican and Pat Robertson Agree: Don’t Play ‘Charlie, Charlie’

    Published: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Game of ‘summoning’ Mexican demon goes viral. Skeptics say it’s a marketing hoax.

  • Faith Notes: June 3 luncheon to focus on 'Biblical justice'

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    An informal luncheon entitled  “What is Biblical Justice?” is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 3 at Crossings Community Center, 10255 N Pennsylvania. The luncheon is designed for attorneys and those in the compassionate care service industry. Box lunches will be available for $10...

  •'s YouVersion features 'Duck Dynasty' stars' Bible plan

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    If you are one of the many people who have downloaded Edmond-based’s free YouVersion Bible app, you probably already know about some of the new Bible plans that recently debuted on the popular app. Two of the more notable new plans unveiled recentily include a Bible plan written by...

  • Faith Notes: Weekend May 30-31

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Here are several faith-themed events scheduled in the Oklahoma City metro area: Sunday, May 31 — The Southern Gospel quartet Forgiven will perform at 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Mayfair Heights United Methodist Church, 3131 NW 50. Church leaders said the free event will include free ice cream...

  • Baptists offering training for proper cleanup and mold removal of flooded properties

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s Disaster Relief Office is offering special training Wednesday through Friday, May 27- May 29 in several locations across the state “to teach Oklahomans who have had homes or businesses flooded how to care for their properties by properly cleaning and...

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