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Religion briefs for Jan. 11.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: January 10, 2014 at 3:14 pm •  Published: January 11, 2014


Ministries plan vision exams, eyeglasses giveaway

West Tenth Baptist Church, in partnership with Feed The Children and other organizations, will provide free eye exams and glasses for those in need from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 6732 NW 10. The event is free, and no income verification is required. Organizers said several ministry partners have come together to make the event possible. The goal is to provide free eyeglasses to more than 300 people by the end of the day.

Visitors are encouraged to arrive early. For more information, call the church at 789-3335 or email

Baha'i center plans celebration

for World Religion Day

— Edmond Baha'is will host the annual World Religion Day celebration at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Edmond Baha'i Center, 321 E Campbell Drive, just west of the University of Central Oklahoma clock tower. Representatives from various religions will participate and offer prayers. The program also will include sacred writings of the world's religions and live music by the Unity Ensemble of Oklahoma City. The program will be about 90 minutes, with a reception afterward.

The purpose of World Religion Day is to call attention to the harmony of spiritual principles and the oneness of the world's religions, and to emphasize that understanding among the world's religions is the motivating force for world unity.

For more information, call 348-9992 or go to

‘Muslim Journeys' will be focus of state book discussion series

The “Let's Talk About It Oklahoma” book discussion series at Oklahoma City University returns with the theme “Muslim Journeys: American Stories.” The opening discussion on the book “Prince Among Slaves” by Terry Alford will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Walker Center Room 151 at OCU, 2501 N Blackwelder. The discussion series is made possible through a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council with funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities as part of its We the People initiative promoting scholarship, teaching and learning about American history and culture. At each session in the five-part series, a humanities scholar makes a presentation on the book in the context of the theme. Small group discussions follow with experienced discussion leaders. At the end, all participants come together for a brief wrap-up.

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