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  • Edmond Elks Lodge celebrates Flag Day

    By Les Cummings For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    On June 12 the Edmond Elks Lodge performed the annual Flag Day ceremony.

  • Volunteers spruce up properties in OKC

    By Steve Gust For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Teenagers from across the country came to Oklahoma City as part of a weeklong Catholic Heart Workcamp called I Heart My Neighborhood. They did projects including painting, landscaping and general cleanup in conjunction with The Neighborhood Alliance to help people in Oklahoma City.

  • What they said: Clergy leaders, others weigh in on same-sex marriage ruling

    BY CARLA HINTON Staff Writerchinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    The Rev. Anthony L. Jordan, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma executive director- treasurer: “Nothing has changed and everything has changed. Our position on marriage remains the same because our God and His truth have not changed. Marriage is biblically defined as the union of one man and...

  • Oklahoma clergy discuss security measures in aftermath of Charleston shootings

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Several Oklahoma clergy leaders said there's a fine balance between the usual hospitality offered by their churches and operating with a sense of caution that has been heightened by the killings in a Charleston, S.C., church.

  • Favorable attitudes toward Muslims rise post-Charlie Hebdo, like America post-9/11

    Massarah Mikati, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    A Pew Research Center study found that the French have more favorable attitudes toward Muslims now than they did before the Charlie Hebdo attacks, a trend they also found in America post-9/11.

  • Boys Ranch lends a helping hand to youth

    By Nasreen Iqbal For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    EDMOND­ — A donation of land from Oklahoma oil-field technician James M. Johnson and his wife in 1953 led to what is today Boys Ranch Town, a refuge for boys in need of a home. The ranch, on 33rd Street, just east of Interstate 35, is currently home to 55 boys between the ages of 7 and 15,...

  • Oklahoma City philanthropist shares tips on living a 'joy-filled life'

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Oklahoma City businesswoman and philanthropist Mo Anderson, known for her kind heart and generous spirit, shares wisdom and "Mo-Mentum Builders" in her new book, "A Joy-Filled Life: Lessons From a Tenant Farmer's Daughter ... Who Became a CEO" (Tate Publishing).

  • Faith Notes: Weekend June 27-28

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Here are several faith-themed events happening in the metro area this weekend: Saturday, June 27 Buddha Mind Monastery’s 2015 “Veggie Festival” continues through 4 p.m. at 5800 S Anderson Road. The free event, which began at 10 a.m., will include cooking demonstrations, a cook-off and...

  • Religious leaders ponder next steps after Supreme Court rules for same-sex marriage

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Clergy on all sides of the debate over same-sex marriage ponder their next moves after the Supreme Court of the United States declared a national right to such unions.

  • Oklahoma City-area churches offer summer programs for children

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Listings of vacation Bible schools and camps in the Oklahoma City area.

  • Oklahoma Religion briefs for June 27

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Oklahoma religion briefs

  • Praise in the Stadium draws worshippers in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Praise went forth in a variety of ways at a special gathering June 20 at Moses F. Miller Stadium at Douglass High School in Oklahoma City.

  • Emanuel Synagogue in Oklahoma City dedicates chapel in honor of longtime supporter

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Recently, members of Emanuel Synagogue in Oklahoma City gathered to honor Justin Gardner with a new chapel that bears his name. Gardner, 88, died in June 2014.

  • First Baptist of Moore will celebrate 125 years

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    First Baptist Church of Moore became known as a beacon of hope after a massive tornado barreled its way through the Oklahoma community. The Rev. Kevin Clarkson said the church will celebrate its 125th anniversary July 5.

  • Hope grows in Salvation Army's garden in Oklahoma City

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    The list of fruits and vegetables growing just outside the Salvation Army Chesapeake Energy Center of Hope in Oklahoma City is cause for excitement, those involved say.

  • Bible lesson

    By L.G. Parkhurst Jr. | Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Bible lesson for June 27.

  • Young Robertsons of 'Duck Dynasty' share their story filled with good, bad and God's grace

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Jules Jeptha "Jep" Robertson and his wife, Jessica, will visit Oklahoma City on Tuesday to sign copies of their book, "The Good, The Bad, and the Grace of God: What Honesty and Pain Taught Us About Faith, Family and Forgiveness" (Thomas Nelson, $25.99).

  • Many Muslims who observe Ramadan struggle with poverty

    Massarah Mikati, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    From Gaza, to Belgrade, to the U.S., Muslims all over the world don't have to try to feel with the poor for Ramadan — they are poor.

  • See Falls Creek evening worship service live tonight

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

      DAVIS — Falls Creek Baptist Conference is broadcasting a live worship service via a live stream channel at 7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, June 24. “Even though Week 4 of summer camp (June 22-26) was suspended, the spiritual impact of Falls Creek continues,” Andy Harrison, Falls Creek program...

  • Tulsa service offers prayer for families of Charleston shooting victims

    BY BILL SHERMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    The First Presbyterian Church held a city-wide service Tuesday evening to pray for racial peace in the nation and for the families of the nine people who were shot to death last week in the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. It was at least the...

  • This Christian group won the right to uphold its faith standards at state universities in California

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    An evangelical Christian organization has won the right to uphold its faith standards for leadership positions and retain official status at state universities in California.

  • Dance raises funds for Salvation Army senior programs in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    "A Groovy Kind of Love Dance and Silent Auction" was a fundraiser for the Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command.

  • Tulsa woman who won Supreme Court head-scarf case meets President Obama at White House dinner

    BY BILL SHERMAN, Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    President Barack Obama had kind words Monday night for Tulsan Samantha Elauf, who sat at his table at a Muslim Ramadan Iftar dinner in the East Room of the White House. Elauf recently won a U.S. Supreme Court case that developed when the Woodland Hills Abercrombie & Fitch store denied her...

  • Christian camp leader leaves legacy of life without limits

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editorchinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    James Wheeler, executive director of Central Christian Camp and Conference Center in Guthrie, Oklahoma, died June 15 after suffering two strokes. He was 37.

  • HopeHouse creates possibilities for Oklahoma City's homeless community

    By Leilah Naifeh Staff Writer lnaifeh@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    NEEDS AND DEEDS: Since the fall of 2011, HopeHouse of Oklahoma City has committed itself to reducing the number of people who are homeless in the metro area.



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