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An interview to remember: Louis Zamperini

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I was saddened to learn of the recent death of  Louis Zamperini, the Olympic athlete and WWII veteran with an amazing...

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  • This emoji may not be what you think it is

    Brittany Binowski, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    A high five — or a person praying? It's up to you to decide.

  • Hobby Lobby's legacy: Why religious leaders are looking to the recent ruling for help

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    President Obama is set to file a new executive order that protects federal employees from gender-identity discrimination. Faith leaders recently sent him a letter asking for religious exemption.

  • 'Unbroken' WWII hero Zamperini was man of great faith

    Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    "Unbroken" hero Louis Zamperini died this week at age 97. Famous for his time as a WWII prisoner of war and his track performance in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Zamperini's life story also includes becoming a convert to Christianity.

  • 'Islamic State' Leader: Next We Take Rome

    Published: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    (Newser) – A self-proclaimed "caliph" of the Middle East is urging Muslims worldwide to join the fight in Iraq and one day conquer the world, "if Allah wills," Newser reports.

  • Colorado woman accused of supporting Islamist insurgents in Iraq and Syria

    Published: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    (Reuters) - Federal authorities in Denver have arrested a woman accused of providing material support to Islamist insurgents fighting the governments of Syria and Iraq, and of conspiring to commit an offense against the United States, officials said on Wednesday. According to a criminal complaint...

  • More religious liberty cases loom after Hobby Lobby decision

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    For those who imagine the June 30 Hobby Lobby case drew a line under high-profile religious liberty cases, guess again. As the fictional Margo Channing once said, "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!"

  • Hobby Lobby ruling puts Green family in crosshairs

    By RACHEL ZOLL, Associated Press | Published: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    Last year, the National Bible Association gave its John M. Templeton Biblical Values Award to Steven Green for putting the family and the company “in the crosshairs of one of the most important debates going on in American society” by suing over the contraceptive coverage rule.

  • Edmond is site of dream home giveaway to benefit the Hope Center

    By Staff Reports | Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Groundbreaking for the Hope Center of Edmond dream home will be at 2 p.m. July 9. The Hope Center is teaming up with McCaleb Homes to give away a new home.

  • Catholic archbishop decries plans for satanic Black Mass in Oklahoma City

    By Randy Ellis, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    A local group has rented space in the Oklahoma City Civic Center for a satanic Black Mass, prompting Catholic Archbishop Paul Coakley to issue a statement questioning whether that is an appropriate use of public space.

  • Religious liberty: How Becket Fund wins 85 percent of their cases

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    With a devotion to religious liberty cases that can change existing laws, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is a growing legal powerhouse in an area previously staked out by more general advocates of civil liberties.

  • Oklahoma City-area community news in brief

    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Oklahoma City-area community news in brief

  • Oklahoma City churches lose and come up as winners

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Shartel Church of God in Oklahoma City recently won first place in the Lose to Serve church weight-loss challenge. The church won a new home to give to a member of its congregation.

  • The Hobby Lobby case: A timeline of events

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Hobby Lobby goes up against the Supreme Court. Here's how the retail company made headlines over the past three years.

  • When Ramadan and World Cup collide, what to do is Muslim dilemma

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    The coincidence of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan with increasing World Cup 2014 activity leading to the finals of the quadrennial event poses dilemmas for Muslim competitors — and fans.

  • Breakfast was a slice of heaven ... with a little religion on the side

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    I’ve been savoring my Honey Berry Jam (pictured) from St. Gregory’s Abbey for a few weeks and thought I would have some of the jam on my toast for breakfast this morning. The  jam, a blend of fresh blackberries and sweet honey, has made my toast a slice of heaven...

  • New Catholic priests are coming to a parish near you ...

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    The five men ordained to the priesthood today in Oklahoma City (see story in Saturday’s Oklahoman) will soon begin serving their parish assignments in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Here’s a look at where they will begin their priestly ministries: The Rev....

  • The Five: Quintet being ordained to the Catholic priesthood in Oklahoma represents upward trend

    By Carla HintonReligion Editor,, Religion Editor, | Updated: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City will ordain five seminarians to the Roman Catholic priesthood Saturday, heralding an upswing in priestly ordinations. Archdiocesan leaders said the archdiocese hasn’t ordained that many priests at one time since 1991.

  • For Ramadan, Muslim families reach out to neighbors and friends

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    Neighborliness, not recruiting, drives 30-something Zainab Chaudry and her friends to share small gifts of candy and treats with others during Ramadan, which begins Sunday.

  • Faith in summer: Oklahoma City metro-area churches keep kids busy

    BY CARLA HINTON | Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    Faith in the summer Outreach and ministry activities tend to be more creative as the warm weather lures people outdoors, and young people, in particular, have plenty of time to spend learning about their faith. For that reason, we are highlighting the many ways faith reaches out in the summer in...

  • Oklahoma religion briefs for June 28

    Published: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    Religion briefs for June 28

  • Bible lesson for June 28

    By L.G. Parkhurst Jr. | Published: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    Bible lesson for June 28

  • Oklahoma's Muslims to observe holy month of Ramadan

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    As Muslims throughout the state observe the holy month of Ramadan starting Saturday, many are preparing to share their faith with others through distribution of their holy book and a variety of activities and events.

  • Billy Graham's evangelist daughter urges crowd to stand up for faith

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    Billy Graham’s evangelist daughter Anne Graham Lotz challenged and comforted the crowd attending the Night of Praise and Worship event on Tuesday at the Church of God Convention at Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City school to host music festival in First Christian Church amphitheater

    BY CARLA HINTON, Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    Harding Fine Arts Academy will host the Hawkstock 2014 Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the amphitheater on the grounds of First Christian Church of Oklahoma City, 3700 N Walker Ave.

  • Can't get enough blackberries ...

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    In 2000, I was editor of The Oklahoman’s Community (Metro) section and I had a column that I frequently used to share some tidbits of community news. On one of my adventures for a column, I ended up at a farm where blackberries were grown. It called to mind an anecdote my grandmother had...



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