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Lifetime TV to offer special on women in the Bible

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The same duo that brought to the small screen the hit series “The Bible” and  the feature film “Son of God” to the big...

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  • Abbas: Closing Jerusalem holy site means 'war'

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    (CNN) -- Tensions between Palestinians and Israelis spiked in Jerusalem Thursday as Israel closed access to the Temple Mount, a move Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called a "declaration of war." Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh told CNN that the decision to close off the site,...

  • Man Says He Wrongly Confessed to Murder After 'Exorcism'

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    A man claims he was under a sort of exorcism when he confessed to killing a fellow member of a religious group in Kansas City, Missouri, whose death was originally ruled a suicide. The body of Bethany Deaton was found Oct. 30, 2012, in the back seat of her minivan with the doors locked and a...

  • Days before deadline, brain cancer victim may not choose to die

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old Oregon woman who said she would end her life November 1 due to terminal and incurable brain cancer, may not do so that day, media reports indicate. Meanwhile, debate continues about her earlier decision.

  • Elton John Tells Crowd of Stars and Donors: "Pope Francis is My Hero--Make Him a Saint Already!"

    Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Elton John and David Furnish threw their annual AIDS fundraiser in New York Tuesday, with Sir Elton sitting down at the piano and playing his hits for the well-heeled, formal-clad crowd at Cipriani Wall Street. (UPDATE: They raised $3.7 million.) The audience was more star studded than...

  • Lifetime TV to offer special on women in the Bible

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    The same duo that brought to the small screen the hit series “The Bible” and  the feature film “Son of God” to the big screen is now offering a two-hour special called “The Women in the Bible.” The cable channel Lifetime just announced news that it has ordered the special from...

  • Kelly Dyer Fry, Editor of The Oklahoman, speaks at luncheon forum

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Wonder what role the news media serves? The press shines the light on injustice, among other things, Kelly Dyer Fry, Editor of The Oklahoman, said at an interfaith luncheon Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Turkish Raindrop House, 4444 N Classen. Fry  made her  presentation “Newspapers and...

  • Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are right and God isn't 'a magician with a magic wand'

    Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real and God is not “a magician with a magic wand”, Pope Francis has declared. Speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope made comments which experts said put an end to the “pseudo theories” of creationism and intelligent design...

  • Are you an odd duck?

    Jason Wright, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    You walk in the chapel Sunday and sit by yourself. Even if you’re near someone, you still feel alone. You look around at others smiling about their weeks and high-speed downloading the delicious details of their interesting lives.

  • Haute without being too 'hot': How faith is making modest fashion trendy

    Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Conservative clothing lines have been featured in several recent stories about the fashion industry.

  • 3 keys to healing strained or broken relationships

    Susan Swann, FamilyShare | Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Having bad feelings for others makes us feel bad ourselves. Learn 3 keys to healing strained or broken relationships.

  • Humane Society emphasizes faith connection in new video series

    Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The Humane Society of the United States has released a new video series that explores the role religious leaders played in bringing faith to bear on animal welfare work.

  • Tulsa doctors help Iraqis displaced by ISIS

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    A team of Tulsa doctors from In His Image Family Medicine Residency returned Monday from a 10-day medical missions trip to Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq, where they helped people displaced by the Islamic State, Tulsa World reports. The team partnered with World Compassion, a Tulsa-based ministry that...

  • Movie review: "Meet the Mormons"

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    I didn’t know what to expect from the documentary “Meet the Mormons” when I was invited to a recent VIP screening of the film here in Oklahoma City. Members of the metro area stakes (a stake in the Mormon church is akin to a Roman Catholic or Episcopal diocese in terms of a congregations within […]

  • Bible lesson for Oct. 25

    By L.G. Parkhurst Jr. | Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Bible lesson for Oct. 25

  • Oklahoma religion briefs for Oct. 25

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Religion briefs for Oct. 25

  • Oklahoma City-area churches offer festivals and other fall activities

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Several Oklahoma City-area churches are hosting festivals and other fall activities

  • Pop-ular enterprise: Youths' bustling popcorn business snags award

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Edmond teens Sharahya and Aaliya Dejear and their two younger siblings recently competed at the Entrepreneur of Faith Conference and won a $2,700 grant and the title “Entrepreneur of the Year” for their gourmet popcorn business called it’s POPular!

  • Familiar face takes the lead at Jesus House in Oklahoma City

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Michael Bateman, formerly outreach manager of the Jesus House, was recently chosen among scores of applicants to lead the homeless shelter in Oklahoma City.

  • Lighting the night

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The Hindu Temple of Oklahoma City recently celebrated Diwali with ceremonies, food and fireworks

  • Man accused of smashing Oklahoma Ten Commandments monument is identified

    By Jonathan Sutton and Rick M. Green, Staff Writers | Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    A man told authorities he smashed his car into the Ten Commandments monument outside the Oklahoma state Capitol because Satan told him to do it.

  • Regional Vietnamese Jehovah's Witnesses group to gather in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    A Vietnamese special assembly of Jehovah’s Witnesses will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in Oklahoma City.

  • American man detained in North Korea for leaving Bible in restaurant returns home

    Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Jeffrey Fowle is back on American soil, but there are still many reasons to question North Korea's religious freedom violations, analysts said.

  • California orders churches, others to pay for abortion, despite federal protections

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Despite a 2004 federal law, the state of California is telling churches and other faith-based employers their health insurance programs must pay for elective surgical abortions. Two Christian groups are threatening a federal lawsuit.

  • Chairman of Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is optimistic about religious freedom

    Kelsey Clark, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Bill Mumma, a former Wall Street executive and now president and chairman of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, is bullish on the prospects of government, courts and the American people protecting and preserving religious liberty.

  • Casady School in Oklahoma City has new head of school

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Nathan L. Sheldon was named headmaster at Casady School after serving as interim headmaster of the Oklahoma City school.



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