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  • Going to church could help people live longer

    Going to church could help people live longer Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Published: Fri, May 20, 2016

    Church attendance might help people remain healthy by strengthening their ties to their community.

  • Two arrested in connection with fires at Tishomingo school, church

    Two arrested in connection with fires at... From Staff Reports | Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    Two men were arrested Friday after police said they admitted to setting fire to a school building and a church building because they "were bored."

  • Russell's defense bill provision causes an uproar

    Russell\'s defense bill provision causes an uproar By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, May 19, 2016

    House Democrats erupted in anger on Thursday after Republicans bent voting rules to protect a controversial proposal by Rep. Steve Russell on religious liberty.

  • Fulfilling a promise he made in the second grade had his grandparents in tears

    Fulfilling a promise he made in the second... Tiffany Fletcher, FamilyShare | Published: Thu, May 19, 2016

    See how one young man is changing lives by keeping a promise he made more than a decade ago.

  • What's lost when people stop talking about faith in public?

    What\'s lost when people stop talking about... Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Published: Thu, May 19, 2016

    When people stop talking about their faith in public, they miss out on helping people in need and correcting unfair stereotypes, faith leaders said.

  • Listen to what a teen with autism said when he finally got a voice

    Tiffany Fletcher, FamilyShare | Published: Thu, May 19, 2016

    What would you do if, after a lifetime of silence, you were finally given the voice to speak? It happened to one teenager with autism, and what he has to say will change how you see the world.

  • Edmond police recognized as part of National Police Week

    Edmond police recognized as part of National... By Diana Baldwin Staff Writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, May 19, 2016

    Edmond Police Chief Bob Ricks held a prayer breakfast as part of National Police Week, a time to recognize officers for what they do and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Eighty people attended.

  • Supreme Court sends birth control mandate challenge back to lower courts

    Supreme Court sends birth control mandate... Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Published: Wed, May 18, 2016

    Supreme Court justices unanimously agreed to send Zubik v. Burwell back to the lower courts and noted that compromise is possible.

  • Fairies flitter at Paseo ball in Oklahoma City

    Fairies flitter at Paseo ball in Oklahoma City From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, May 18, 2016

    Young children dressed as fairies, elves, imps and other whimsical creatures flocked to Oklahoma City's The Paseo area for the Fairy Ball.

  • 5 simple ways to become more like Jesus

    5 simple ways to become more like Jesus Tiffany Fletcher, FamilyShare | Published: Tue, May 17, 2016

    What would Jesus do? Discover 5 ways you can be more like Jesus.

  • Why what others think doesn’t matter

    Why what others think doesn’t matter Tiffany Fletcher, FamilyShare | Published: Tue, May 17, 2016

    Don't let yourself be defined by the opinions of others.

  • Faith leaders question how to address gun violence in churches

    Faith leaders question how to address gun... Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Published: Tue, May 17, 2016

    The PBS special, "Armed in America: Faith & Guns," brought together six evangelical Christians with varying views on gun control.

  • Iran Arrests Models Posing Without Headscarves Online

    Published: Mon, May 16, 2016

    TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian police have arrested eight people in a new crackdown targeting "un-Islamic acts" online such as female models posting images of themselves without their hair covered, state media reported Monday, part of a larger cultural struggle in the Islamic Republic over the country's...

  • Germany is trying to teach refugees the right way to have sex

    Germany is trying to teach refugees the right... Published: Mon, May 16, 2016

    BERLIN — The German government is rushing to integrate hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers, offering them language classes and the prospect of work. But in a country known for its matter-of-fact acceptance of public nudity and creative forms of lovemaking, it is also trying to teach the...

  • Evangelist who overcame life without limbs says God has a plan

    Evangelist who overcame life without limbs says... By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 15, 2016

    Nick Vujicic was born in Australia without arms or legs, but has overcome that obstacle with his Christian faith to bring a message of hope to others.

  • Are you living what you believe? Play this game to find out.

    Are you living what you believe? Play this game... Gary and Joy Lundberg, FamilyShare | Published: Sat, May 14, 2016

    Believing in God and that He has a plan for you makes everything in life take on a proper perspective. Play this “what if” game and discover the depth of your own belief.

  • Oklahoma clergy leaders, OU president receive awards

    Oklahoma clergy leaders, OU president receive... From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, May 14, 2016

    Two Oklahoma clergy leaders and a university president were recently recognized for their leadership. The Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma presented the Rev. William Tabbernee with the Interfaith Dialogue Award and honored University of Oklahoma President David Boren with the 2016 Leadership Award....

  • Whiz Kids wonders

    Whiz Kids wonders By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 14, 2016

    Tulakes Elementary School fourth-grader Ka Rai Gillispie had to look no farther than the retiree sitting next to him for encouragement and support on a recent weekday afternoon. Ka Rai, 10, and Tom Todd, 67, have been buddies of sorts for the past three years as part of the Whiz Kids program...

  • Oklahoma City clergy seminar to focus on domestic violence, assault

    Oklahoma City clergy seminar to focus on... From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, May 14, 2016

    Deadline to register online for the "Making a Difference: A Faithful Response From Faith Leadership to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault" seminar is Sunday. The event, sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma and community partners, will be Tuesday at Oklahoma City Community College.

  • Home for 'homeless' statue: New sculpture at Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City takes place of one sent to Pope Francis

    Home for \'homeless\' statue: New sculpture at... By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, May 13, 2016

    Leaders with Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City met recently to dedicate a life-size bronze "Homeless Jesus" sculpture on the grounds of the organization's new headquarters at 1232 Classen Blvd. Patrick Raglow, the faith-based agency’s executive director, said the statue arrived a little later...

  • Orthodox church in Oklahoma City considers joining group to aid Christians persecuted in the Middle East

    Orthodox church in Oklahoma City considers... By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 14, 2016

    The Rev. John Salem and members of St. Elijah's Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Oklahoma City recently met to learn more about In Defense of Christians, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to protect Christians in the Middle East.

  • Oklahoma pastor is on a mission ... to get Trinity Presbyterian Church on National Register

    Oklahoma pastor is on a mission ... to get... By Richard Mize Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 14, 2016

    Pastor Richard Mize hopes to get Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2301 NE 23, on the National Register of Historic Places. The Oklahoma City church was built in 1945.

  • Oklahoma religion briefs

    Oklahoma religion briefs FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, May 14, 2016

    Oklahoma religion briefs for May 14.

  • Bible lesson for The Oklahoman

    By L.G. Parkhurst Jr. For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, May 14, 2016

    L.G. Parkhurst's Bible lesson for The Oklahoman for May 14.

  • Randy Krehbiel: Sally Kern's parting words, 'I didn't apologize in 2008, and I don't apologize today'

    Randy Krehbiel: Sally Kern\'s parting words, \'I... BY RANDY KREHBIEL, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, May 12, 2016

    Sally Kern just couldn't let it go. The Republican state representative from Oklahoma City couldn't leave office without some final words for the bane of her legislative career, the LGBT movement. "In 2008, I did say the homosexual agenda is worse than terrorism," Kern told her colleagues on...