Articles for Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman's Religion Editor
  • 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-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 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 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...

  • Chefs give Oklahoma City youths lesson in healthy cooking

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Updated: Wed, Oct 28, 2015

    A fall break cooking camp at Crossings Community Center in Oklahoma City brought fifth-grade students from Stan Hupfeld Academy at Western Village together with several professional chefs and a dietitian for lessons on food preparation and safety and nutrition.

  • Lankford calls for 'rigorous' security vetting of refugees

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Updated: Tue, Oct 27, 2015

    U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, and Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., have sent a letter to the secretary of state and secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, urging them to ensure that U.S. security is not compromised in the refugee resettlement process.

  • Pastors, politicians lead rally against same-sex marriage, abortion

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Updated: Mon, Oct 26, 2015

    Several thousand people Sunday attended the "Protect Life and Marriage Rally" held on the south steps of the Oklahoma state Capitol building in Oklahoma City.

  • Religious leaders weigh in on social media, faith

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Mon, Oct 26, 2015

    How does social media impact your faith? How does it help spread a message and engage with others about their faith? We asked a few religious leaders to find out.  “...Facebook is already outdated in the minds of most youth. The movement is toward more real time experiences and...


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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