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  • Southmoore Band will present ForeverMoore memorial concert for 2013 Moore tornado

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The Southmoore High School marching band’s performance pays tribute to the resiliency of Moore in the wake of the 2013 tornado.

  • Stone Discovered In Jerusalem May Answer A Nearly 2,000 Year-Old Question

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment. Israel's Antiquities Authority said the...

  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli police said Tuesday. The attack, which happened on Monday night in Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim neighborhood,...

  • TLC reality show to document answered prayers

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    TLC is getting religion. The cable channel known for reality shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and 19 Kids and Counting has ordered a series exploring answered prayers. The as-yet-untitled project will be executive produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, the husband-wife team behind...

  • Churches have important role to play in boosting breast cancer awareness among African-Americans

    Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Health educators say that faith communities are essential to reducing breast cancer mortality rates among black women.

  • Tom Hill speaks at annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in Edmond

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: 20 hr ago

    Tom Hill, chairman of the board for Kimray Inc., says he runs his worldwide business using a bibical principle. He spoke Tuesday at the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast in Edmond.

  • Christian ministers sue city over same-sex marriage enforcement

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    The owners of a religiously themed, for-profit wedding chapel in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, have sued city officials over what they say is a threat to their business: perform same-sex weddings or face a $1000-a-day fine and 180 days in jail.

  • Friends and family vow to keep Oklahoma homeless advocate's dream alive

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Friends and family of Lisa Miller-Baldwin, founder of the Wonderfully Made Foundation and the Entrepreneur of Faith Conference, said they will work to keep her Oklahoma foundation thriving in the aftermath of her recent death in a car wreck.

  • ValueSpeak: Queen of Yes

    Joe Walker, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The main difference between the two top women of my early life was Jean’s inability to say “no” to anything. Whereas Mom could nix an idea before the words had even come together in your brain, Jean couldn't bring herself to turn down an

  • Synod highlighted tensions at the top of the Catholic Church

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

    Although the Synod of Bishops on the family left more questions than answers for Catholics around the world, many are celebrating the remarkable access it offered to top church officials.

  • How daydreaming helped one woman go from receptionist to music executive in three years

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Erica Grayson got a job as a receptionist in the music industry when she was 20. Now, she's leading the way in music. How? Daydreaming.

  • The role faith leaders play in national crises like Ferguson

    Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    High-profile religious figures descended on Ferguson, Missouri, this week to support ongoing protests.

  • Amid sermon subpoena debate, 'church autonomy' issue rises

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Legal scholars question whether "church autonomy," which allows religious groups wide latitude over internal operations, can properly apply in civil litigation discovery. Houston's city attorney still questions some area church activities.

  • Evangelical Christian pastors frame environmentalism in religious terms

    Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    In a new study, evangelical Protestants were the only Christians to show significant growth in their concern for the environment over the past 20 years.

  • Pope Francis: 'God is not afraid of new things'

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday, as he beatified Pope Paul VI who implemented the Second Vatican Council's vast changes, called on the church to adapt to "changing conditions of society." His remarks took on added meaning as the bishops ended a two-week conference by rejecting landmark...

  • Faith groups offer fall festivals, Halloween alternative events

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    As alternatives to the holiday Halloween, several metro-area faith groups are offering fall festivals and holiday events.

  • Religion briefs for Oct. 18

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Religion briefs for Oct. 18

  • Metro achievers

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Metro achievers

  • Oklahoma interfaith community moves into second year of Beyond Coexistence initiative

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    The Interfaith Alliance Foundation of Oklahoma has moved into the second year of the group’s “Beyond Coexistence” initiative with plans to tackle domestic violence, sponsor another round of interfaith dinners and collaborate for two health summits.

  • Community briefs

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Community briefs

  • Former Operation Christmas Child recipient shares how the international ministry changed her life

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Izabella McMillon, a former recipient of an Operation Christmas Child shoebox recently visited Norman’s Trinity Baptist Church to share her testimony of how the international ministry effected her life in Romania.

  • NewsQuotes: What people are saying about the right to die

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    What have people said about the end of life? Here are some quotes from historical and popular figures about what's important when knocking on death's door.

  • OU football chaplain arrested on drug, larceny charges

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Kent Bowles, the chaplain for the University of Oklahoma football team who is also a regional representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, was arrested Wednesday on complaints of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, larceny, concealment of stolen property and obtaining cash...

  • Magistrate ducks same-sex marriage request, sparks religious liberty debate

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    A magistrate in North Carolina refused to perform a same-sex marriage last week, citing his religious views. Can public officials bow out when their duties and faith conflict?

  • 'Mass Mobs' Are Taking Over Detroit's Catholic Churches

    Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    It’s a plan with mass appeal. With all the fervor of a typical “flash mob,” faithful Catholics in Michigan are joining "Mass Mobs" to fill the pews at often-empty church buildings and breathe new life into the community. Their latest target was St. Florian Catholic Church in Detroit,...



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