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Target makes a big move following furor over the company's transgender bathroom policy
Target, a popular retail chain, has announced it will spend $20 million in the coming months to add single-stall bathrooms to hundreds of its stores — a move that comes following furor over the chain's transgender bathroom stance. Read More
Expert takes aim at myths and misperceptions surrounding the refugee crisis
Matthew Soerens has worked with refugees for more than a decade without observing much controversy surrounding the people he serves and helps resettle. Read More
What this guy is routinely doing next to homeless people in New York City is changing lives
A 29-year-old musician has been on a mission to help those in need, spending the last two years routinely performing next to homeless people in New York City. Read More
'Ben-Hur' actor reveals on-set 'miracle' — and one big movie myth gets debunked
"Ben-Hur" actor Toby Kebbell recently revealed an on-set incident involving a stuntman who escaped potentially serious injuries, saying it was a "miracle." Read More
In El Salvador, 'gang pastor' alleged to be crime financier
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Walking out of prison three years ago, Marvin Ramos Quintanilla seemed to turn over a new leaf after a life of crime and gangland violence. He got a city government job working in community development, and also ran a business selling used cars imported from the U.S. He joined an... Read More
Rural church providing aid after Louisiana flood; Oklahoma ministries also help out
Outside the small town of Walker, La., a rural Baptist church has become an oasis for flood victims. Oklahoma ministries also are helping out. Read More
Chain Reaction ministry in Oklahoma City gives away 2,000th bicycle
The Chain Reaction ministry at Restoration Church at the Dome in Oklahoma City recently marked a major milestone: The ministry recently gave away its 2,000th bicycle to an Oklahoma City woman in need of transportation. Read More
Bible lesson for The Oklahoman for Aug. 27
L.G. Parkhurst's Bible lesson for The Oklahoman for Aug. 27. Read More
Faith-based mentoring program in Oklahoma plans fundraiser
A Sept. 10 concert benefiting Edmond-based Soncatchers Mentoring will feature vocalist and guitarist Phil Keaggy. Read More
Oklahoma religion briefs, Aug. 27
Oklahoma religion briefs for Aug. 27. Read More
Oklahoma City church dedicates worship service in honor of man who has autism
Mayflower Congregational Church UCC in Oklahoma City recently dedicated its worship service in honor of longtime member Larry Stream, who has autism. "His (Stream's) life has value because either all of us matter or none of us do," said the Rev. Robin Meyers, senior minister. Read More
OKC man charged in terrorism hoax after allegedly sending letter containing white powder to a mosque
Justin William Bouma, 32, was charged in Oklahoma County District Court with the rarely filed felony count known as the crime of terrorist hoax. Bouma also was charged with one misdemeanor count of malicious injury and destruction of property. Read More
Professor's new app aims to help atheists debate with believers: 'Can you support your positions about God?'
A philosophy professor has launched a new app seemingly aimed at helping atheists more easily communicate with believers about tough theological issues. Read More
What inspires a burqini ban?
Recent efforts to keep the burqini off French beaches may be spawned by cultural anxiety, social scientists say. Read More
Oklahoma's Children's Center Rehabilitation Hospital holds Olympic-style games in Bethany
While the 2016 Rio Olympics were going on, patients at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany participated in their own summer games. Read More
Judge who said she wouldn't marry gays fights back against recommendation she be fired
The Wyoming Supreme Court heard arguments this week in the case against a judge who is fighting to keep her job after publicly stating that her Christian faith prevents her from performing same-sex marriage ceremonies. Read More
The Bible verse that has taken a prominent place in the Olympics
Retired Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes recently revealed the "prayer" that she typically had in her head just before entering into tough competitions — a Bible verse that she said helped to calm and prepare her. Read More
This paralyzed bride proved doctors wrong when she walked down the aisle at her wedding
The chances of her walking again were 'too small to put a number on.' Jaquie proved them wrong. Read More
Football coach who was fired after refusing to stop praying on the 50-yard line sues
A high school football coach has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, alleging that his First Amendment rights were violated when he was fired for refusing to stop praying at the 50-yard line after each game. Read More
College students say they care about interfaith cooperation — are school leaders listening?
A new survey explores how new college students feel about religious diversity and urges school leaders to provide more interfaith programming. Read More

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