Articles for Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman's Religion Editor
  • Oklahoma City's annual Holocaust remembrance ceremony puts focus on art, role of 'Monuments Men'

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    The work of Harry Ettlinger and other so-called Monuments Men who helped return to rightful owners artwork that was stolen by the Nazis during World War II, will be recognized Sunday in Oklahoma City, as some of their stories are shared at the 2016 Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Service and...

  • Evangelist visits metro on 'campaign for God'

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Published: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Evangelist Franklin Graham told a crowd of about 5,100 people in Oklahoma City that he was on a campaign for God.

  • Priest leaves Oklahoma archdiocese amid new information

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    A Catholic priest in Lawton has been removed.

  • Oklahoma City archbishop 'assessing situation' after concerns raised about Lawton priest

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Updated: Mon, Apr 25, 2016

    The Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, issued the two prepared statements about the Rev. Jose Alexis Davila on Monday evening, which came after some parishioners of Lawton's Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church began voicing their concerns about the priest's...

  • Jesus House puts focus on addiction recovery, mental health

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Updated: Mon, Apr 25, 2016

    The Jesus House in Oklahoma City is no longer a homeless shelter in the traditional sense, said Executive Director Michael Bateman. Its Life Transformation addiction recovery program is now the faith-based organization's primary focus.

  • Musical storytelling: Matthew West leads recording artists bringing the Bible to life through song

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Apr 23, 2016

    Compelling footage and images from the hit cable miniseries "The Bible" and modern footage from the Holy Land will be paired with live music from Matthew West and other recording artists in "The Bible Concert Tour," which makes a stop in Oklahoma City at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Local Jews clean house as part of Passover ritual

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Apr 23, 2016

    Many observant Jews, including some in the Oklahoma City metro area, made efforts to cleanse and rid their households of items not kosher for Passover. The Jewish holiday of Passover began at sunset Friday.

  • Evangelist Franklin Graham plans prayer rally at Oklahoma Capitol

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Published: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    Franklin Graham's "Decision America" tour will visit Oklahoma City on Wednesday, with a prayer rally planned outside the state Capitol. "I just felt like the country that I was born and raised in is fast disappearing, and our politics has become so corrupt," Graham said during a recent phone...

  • Oklahoma artisans show that the job of glassblowing can captivate as an art

    By Carla Hinton Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    The artistic demonstration was one of several offered at the 2016 Festival of the Arts in Oklahoma City.


Carla Hinton

Religion Editor

Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide variety of news, including social services, transportation, minority affairs and Oklahoma City Hall.

Hinton also serves as assistant editor and editor of the local news section for several years, but she is perhaps best known as The Oklahoman's religion editor, a post she has held since June 2002. She has enjoyed learning about the many different world religions in her role as religion editor and doesn't consider it a bad thing when colleagues refer to her as "the church lady."

Career highlights have included meeting renowned evangelist Billy Graham and covering local reaction to the election of a new pope after the death of Pope John Paul II. In her spare time, Hinton enjoys reading suspense novels (ala James Patterson), watching HGTV shows and keeping up with the activities of her two grown sons and (almost grown) daughter

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