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Religion briefs for April 6, 2013

Religion briefs for April 6
Published: April 6, 2013


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

Church to host guest speakers

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.

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