Presentations give glimpses into American Indian worship ceremonies

BY ROD JONES, Oklahoma City University Modified: September 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm •  Published: September 13, 2012

Oklahoma City University will host three presentations Oct. 4 by American Indian Bishop Steven Charleston for this year’s annual Willson Lectures with the theme, “The Native American Gospel.”

All lectures are free to the public and will be held in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel on NW 23 between Blackwelder and Kentucky avenues.

Charleston’s presentations will include “The Old Testament of Native America” at 1 p.m., “The Tribes of Israel/The Tribes of America: A Spiritual Economy” at 3 p.m. and “The Covenant of Kinship” at 7 p.m.

Charleston is visiting professor of Native American Ministries at Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University. He has served as president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., and as bishop of the Episcopal Church in Alaska.

Most recently, Charleston has served as interim dean at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oklahoma City. He is a member of the Choctaw Nation.

For more information visit or call 208-5020.


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