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Historic congregations contribute $1.7 million in economic impact to their community each year
Historic congregations in America's urban centers contribute about $1.7 million to their local economy each year, according to new research on the economic impact of sacred places. Read More
Families find hope, gifts through Salvation Army's Angel Tree
Families throughout the Oklahoma City metro area receive gifts and hope through The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program, a Christmas holiday tradition that gives members of the community-at-large an opportunity to come to the aid of the less fortunate during the season of giving. Read More
Religion briefs for Dec. 3
Religion briefs for Dec. 3 Read More
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Bible lesson for Dec. 3 Read More
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Oklahoma religion briefs Read More
Oklahoma priest moves one step closer to sainthood
The Rev. Stanley Rother has moved one step closer to Roman Catholic sainthood, making history in the process. Friday, with Pope Francis signing a decree to beatify Rother, the Okarche native became the first U.S. born priest and American-born male to receive this official recognition from the Vatican. Rother also is... Read More
Michael W. Smith leads bevy of recording artists performing at metro Christmas concerts
Several contemporary Christian recording artists and bands will perform in holiday concerts planned for the Oklahoma City metro area. Read More
Organizers are preparing for next year's 'Night to Shine'
Organizers are preparing for the 2017 Oklahoma City "Night to Shine" prom-night event for people with special needs. The event, hosted by the Tim Tebow Foundation in conjunction with community partners, will be in February at Putnam City Baptist Church. Read More
Bells of the ball: New electronic bell chimes system is set for installation in the historic bell tower at First United Methodist of Oklahom City
An $85,000 renovation project culminates on Saturday with the installation of a new electronic bell chimes system at First United Methodist Church of Oklahoma City, 131 NW 4. A steel reinforced structure to house the new system also will be installed. Read More
Historic congregations contribute $1.7 million in economic impact to their community each year
A new study explores the relationship between a religious community's activities and the economic health of its surrounding area. Read More
Why some couples choose to be married at faraway sacred sites
Wedding-related travel usually takes brides and grooms to glamorous beaches. But some couples choose to journey toward highly religious destinations. Read More
LDS Church initiative encourages people of all faiths to serve others this Christmas
A 25 day initiative offers ideas and encourages people to serve others each day in December leading up to Christmas. Read More
Letter written by Annie Schmidt shared by mother on Thanksgiving Day
On Thanksgiving Day, Michelle Schmidt, mother of Annie Schmidt, shared a letter her daughter, who recently passed away, wrote to her younger brothers when they entered high school. The letter was previously shared at Annie’s funeral service. Read More
A Saudi Prince Says It's Finally Time to Let Women Drive
A member of the Saudi royal family has broken with long-established tradition and called for the country to allow women to drive. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal posted a letter Tuesday titled “It is High Time that Saudi Women Started Driving their Cars,” to his Twitter account. Saudi Arabia is the only country where... Read More
Moore Christmas celebration set for Dec. 10
An Old Town Christmas is set for Dec. 10 in downtown Moore. Read More
Drive-through pageant opens Friday at Boys Ranch Town in Edmond
Boys Ranch Town is gearing up for its 46th Christmas drive-through pageant, which opens Friday. Read More
State briefs
State briefs for Nov. 30 Read More
Bishop McGuinness students collect canned food for needy families
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School students collected more than 100,000 pounds of canned goods during their annual drive. Read More
Two Majorcan saints
Two major figures in the Roman Catholic tradition come from the tiny Mediterranean island of Majorca or Mallorca. They were very different. Read More
Seventh-day Adventists discuss legacy of 'Hacksaw Ridge' hero
The pastor of Edmond Seventh-day Adventist Church and one of the church's members discuss the legacy of faith of Desmond Doss, a World War II hero, Seventh-day Adventist and conscientious objector whose life is depicted in the feature film "Hacksaw Ridge." Read More

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Oklahoma priest moves one step closer to sainthood

Dec 2The Rev. Stanley Rother has moved one step closer to Roman Catholic...

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Bible reading at Capitol

Nov 22A public Bible reading returned to the State Capitol for the third...

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Oklahoma Muslim group sees anxiety, hope following election

Nov 17Leaders in Oklahoma's Muslim community said Wednesday tensions have...

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Orchard planted with grant honors

Nov 112016 Mary Eddy Jones Signature Gift of a $75,000 grant to the...

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Fall break event helps foster positive relationship between community and police

Oct 28At the recent Fall Break Blitz, youths, parents and Oklahoma City...