Articles for Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman's Religion Editor
  • WATCH: Children's Choir from Kenya perform in NewsOK's studio

    By Carla Hinton | Updated: Thu, Nov 5, 2015

    Several members of the Maisha Children’s Choir from Kenya recently performed a song in the video studios at The Oklahoman.

  • Stevie Wonder trots out classic after classic for Chesapeake Energy Arena crowd

    BY CARLA HINTON | Updated: Wed, Nov 4, 2015

    Stevie Wonder’s concert might have been called “Love Fest,” such was the rapport the music icon had with the audience that packed into the  Chesapeake Energy Arena on Tuesday night. Wonder delighted the crowd with classic song after classic song from his iconic 1976 Grammy Award-winning...

  • Oklahoma City rabbi raises funds for pediatric cancer, gains support from local Muslim community

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Published: Tue, Nov 3, 2015

    Oklahoma City Rabbi Vered Harris was stunned when a local Muslim leader told her the Muslim community had met her entire goal of $3,600 she was raising toward pediatric cancer research. This week, Harris and several other rabbis from around the nation will shave their heads during the Union of...

  • The Girl Scouts and the ghouls: Oklahoma troop members use zombie-hunting theme to earn disaster preparedness badge

    By Carla Hinton Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Nov 2, 2015

    Girls Scouts from Deer Creek Elementary in Oklahoma recently earned “Zombie Survival” patches. Troop leader Ann Jacobs, Ph.D., made the process of earning the patch educational by developing a disaster preparedness program incorporating the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Zombie...

  • Oklahoma mosques to open doors to community

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Published: Sun, Nov 1, 2015

    Sheryl Siddiqui, spokeswoman for the Islamic Council of Oklahoma, a coalition of Oklahoma mosques, said six mosques in the state will open their doors to the community from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1.

  • Oklahoma City musician hosts event to encourage youths, young adults

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Oct 31, 2015

    Oklahoma City gospel recording artist Montrae Tisdale Johnson, 24, said the main goal of his MTJ Ministries’ sixth annual Youth and Young Adult Empowerment Conference is suicide prevention. The event will be Nov. 13-15 in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City-area '40 Days for Life' campaign hosts initiative's national director

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Oct 31, 2015

    The national campaign director for an anti-abortion initiative recently praised Oklahoma City-area leaders of the faith-based effort, calling them “heroes” and their fellow volunteers the Lord’s witnesses on Earth.

  • Oklahoma faith community to discuss climate and environment

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Oct 31, 2015

    When Pope Francis released his encyclical on the environment in June, his challenge to leaders and people around the world brought issues such as climate control and global warming to the forefront. In Oklahoma City, the topics will be discussed in "An Evening of Listening: Climate Change Is...

  • Dearly departed: Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is holiday filled with blend of faith and family

    By Carla Hinton  Religion Editor  | Published: Sat, Oct 31, 2015

    Religion Editor Carla Hinton shares information from about Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Many people believe Day of the Dead and Halloween are one and the same. But they are not. Day of the Dead is rooted in faith beliefs and associated with a cultural love of family, both...


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

Videos from Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman's Religion Editor


Facebook fan page for Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman's Religion Editor