Mormon conference to be aired
Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host the faith group's general conference, a semiannual worldwide conference set for Saturday and Sunday.
The 183rd Annual General Conference, to be held at church headquarters in Salt Lake City, is comprised of a series of two-hour meetings that feature speeches from church leaders on a variety of spiritual topics.
General sessions will be held at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. CDT on Saturday and Sunday. Live broadcasts are streamed to more than 7,400 church buildings in 102 countries.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a worldwide Christian religion made up of more than 14 million members. Oklahoma has 43,905 church members, with 84 congregations.
For broadcast information, go to www.bonneville.info.
Church to host guest speakers
NORMAN — Christian Center Church will host guest speakers at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday at 2249 Classen Blvd.
Luke and Megan Loeber will be special guests, focusing on the revival of the supernatural power of God.
For more information, call 360-5504.
Religion expo is set at OCU
A World Religions Expo will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel, NW 23 between Blackwelder and Kentucky Avenues on the Oklahoma City University campus.
Service-learning students from Introduction to World Religions and Introduction to Biblical Literature classes will host the open house-style event that is free to the public. A variety of religious groups will have table presentations with artifacts, symbols and educational materials.
For more information about the expo, call 208-5284.
Muslim group plans banquet
The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations will host its seventh annual Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. April 13 at the Oklahoma City Marriott, 3233 Northwest Expressway.
Speakers for this year's event include Imam Johari Abdul Malik, outreach director for Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Va., and Ryan Kiesel, executive director of the American Civil Liberties of Oklahoma. The speakers will focus on the theme, “Upholding our Constitution: Defending our Faith.” Also, entertainment will be provided by comedian and actor Omar Regan.
For more information, call Adam Soltani at 248-5853.
Scholar to present lectures
NORMAN — Old Testament scholar, Walter Brueggemann, Ph.D., will present three lectures April 19-20 at First Christian Church of Norman (Disciples of Christ), 220 S Webster.
Organizers said he will focus on one of the most critical and difficult need of today's world: adapting to a new era. His book “Journey to the Common Good” is the theme for the lectures.
The lectures are sponsored by the Oklahoma Institute for Biblical Literacy in cooperation with numerous metro-area churches and faith-based organizations.
For registration forms, go to www.okchurches.org and click on “upcoming events.”
For more information, contact Don Gibson at 948-8457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time magazine's recent cover story focuses on the rise in evangelical Latinos in the United States and the implications it could have for both American religious practices and electoral politics. While more than two-thirds of the 52 million-plus Latinos in the U.S. are Catholic, that number could be cut in half by 2030. More than 35 percent of Hispanics in America now call themselves born-again, and representatives of the Southern Baptist Church — the largest evangelical denomination in the country — said they hope to more than double the number of Baptist Hispanic churches by 2020.
“The evangelico boom is inextricably linked to the immigrant experience,” Time's Elizabeth Dias writes. “Evangelicos are socially more conservative than Hispanics generally, but they are quicker to fight for social justice than their white brethren are,” Dias said.