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  • Religious freedom experts worry about their First Amendment rights after marriage ruling

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Religious freedom stops in public expressions by private businesses, a growing number of activists and others are claiming. The trend has developed in light of the June 26 Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the country.

  • Campout offers fun and Bible learning

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Heritage Baptist Church is hosting Kanakuk Kampout.

  • Downtown cathedral Mass marks slain priest's death

    From Staff Reports | Yesterday

    The Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, archbishop of the Oklahoma City Archdiocese, shared a homily about the Rev. Stanley Rother, an Okarche native who is currently being considered for sainthood by the Vatican.

  • Satanic group seeks home for monument

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Satanic group's spokesman said the organization probably won't continue its plan to place a monument of Satan at the Oklahoma Capitol.

  • Childhood pretend play connected to religious switching, study finds

    Massarah Mikati, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Childhood pretend play has numerous effects, but one study found it is associated with religiosity.

  • Tibetan monk dies in Chinese prison

    Massarah Mikati, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    The prominent Tenzin Delek Rinpoche passed away after 13 years in a China prison.

  • Hospitals, care centers employ laughter as treatment for health problems

    Massarah Mikati, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Research has shown that the smile that creeps up and explodes into uncontrollable laughter has multiple health benefits. So hospitals have begun creating spaces for laughter.

  • New film profiles little-known Jewish philanthropist who built African-American schools

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    A new documentary details the life of Julius Rosenwald, whose Reformed Jewish faith led him to donate millions to build schools for African-American children in the South during the early 1900s. Singer Marian Anderson and Rep. John Lewis are alumni.

  • School district and secularists settle school prayer lawsuit

    Massarah Mikati, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    A Georgia school district agreed to train staff and pay legal fees after being sued for allegedly violating First Amendment rights.

  • Evangelicals and Muslims together denounce Franklin Graham’s anti-Muslim remarks

    Sara Weissman, Deseret News | Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham.

  • Do contraceptive rules make religious groups 'complicit in evil?'

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Whether filling out a government form, or writing a letter, makes a group 'complicit in evil' is at the heart of a new appeal to the Supreme Court over provisions of the Affordable Care Act related to contraception.

  • Cosmic humility: The spiritual side effects of viewing Earth from outer space

    Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Last Monday, NASA released its newest photo of the Earth from outer space, taken July 6 by the DSCOVR spacecraft, which is located 1 million miles away from our planet.

  • Satanic Temple spokesman says 'iconic' Baphomet monument is in storage ... for now

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

    A spokesman for The Satanic Temple said the group's recently unveiled Baphomet statue is in storage, awaiting plans for its eventual installation, though he said that is unlikely to happen in Oklahoma. The spokesman, Lucien Greaves, said in an attempt to thwart opponents from attending the July...

  • Mississippi school district fined $7500 for opening assembly with prayer

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Allowing a school assembly honoring high-achievers to open with a prayer made one Mississippi school district $7,500 poorer - and a student who sued $2,500 richer. The Rankin, Miss., public school district was hit with the fine after U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves said it defied his...

  • Satanic statue unveiled in Detroit after rejection in Oklahoma

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Several hundred people have attended a Mass at a Catholic church to protest against an eight and a half-foot-tall bronze statue of Satan that hundreds of people also lined up to see. The statue had been planned for the state Capitol in Oklahoma City until Oklahoma's Supreme Court banned all...

  • Oklahoma Jewish community honors unnamed Holocaust victim with proper burial

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

    The mourners didn't know her name, her native country or the place where she met her demise, but they knew her as one of their own and as such, she deserved the dignity of a traditional Jewish burial Sunday in Oklahoma City's Fairlawn Cemetery.

  • Burial ceremony held on Jewish day of fasting

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

    Tisha B'Av, the fast of the ninth of Av, is a day of mourning and fasting to commemorate the many tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people, many of which have occurred on the ninth of the Jewish month of Av.

  • D.C. Notes

    By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Chris Casteel: D.C. Notes for Sunday, July 26, 2015.

  • Read Eat Play: Edmond church's summer program encourages Oklahoma City kids to read

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    "Read Eat Play" is a summer ministry offered in south Oklahoma City by Edmond's New Covenant United Methodist Church. Nathan Cates, the church's student ministry leader, said the program was designed to bring educational and festive activities to children living around Jackson Middle School,...

  • Activities honoring martyred priest are planned in Oklahoma

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Special events are planned Tuesday to mark the 34th anniversary of the death of the Rev. Stanley Rother, an Archdiocese of Oklahoma City priest who was killed while serving in Guatemala and has been recognized by a Vatican commission as a martyr.

  • Oklahoma religion briefs

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Oklahoma religion briefs

  • Oklahoma City-area churches plan activities for back-to-school season

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Several Oklahoma City-area churches have announced special events at which school supplies and backpacks will be given to students. Some events also will feature free food, games, health screenings and other activities for students and families.

  • Bible lesson

    By L.G. Parkhurst Jr. For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Bible lesson

  • Man who likely shot NFL's Pat Tillman to speak about guilt, road to recovery in Tulsa

    BY BILL SHERMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    No one knows who shot and killed Pat Tillman, the Arizona Cardinals safety who became a national hero when he turned down a lucrative NFL contract to fight the Taliban in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. But the probability is high that it was former Army Ranger Steven Elliott, Kansas...

  • Poll: How many times a week do you go to church?

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Poll: Going to church



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