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MLK Prayer Breakfast celebrates 20th anniversary with “Tapestry of Unity”

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter For two decades, the kickoff event for the celebration of Martin Luther King day has been the early morning Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast in Midwest City. The public is once again invited to join community leaders and admirers of Dr. King, of all faiths and strata of […]

Book Review, Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda’s ‘The Shepherd Who Didn’t Run – Fr. Stanley Rother, Martyr from Oklahoma’

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Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Stan Rother grew up in Okarche, a town whose name is derived from the first letters of Oklahoma, Arapaho and Cheyenne – honoring the “home of the red people” and the people who had settled in western Oklahoma as white settlement eroded their Great Plains lifestyle. Born into […]

OCC annual dinner to feature religious scholar Professor Allen D. Hertzke

Professor Allen Hertzke (University of Oklahoma) will be the keynote speaker on the topic “Why Religious Freedom Matters—Especially Now.” at the Oklahoma Conference of Churches’ Annual Dinner on November 10 in Oklahoma City.  Photo courtesy University of Oklahoma

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 2016 Oklahoma Conference of Churches (OCC) Annual Dinner will be held Thursday, November 10 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Downtown Medical Center, 741 North Phillips Avenue, in Oklahoma City. Registration and the reception will start at 5:15 p.m., with dinner and the program beginning at 6 p.m.  Tickets are […]

State Question 790 – Helping ‘the least of these’ while healing the past

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, at podium, prays during an observance at the Oklahoma City National Memorial. Photo from the website of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.

By Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA CITY – In all the turmoil surrounding the presidential election, many people overlook the fact that there are a number of other very important elections on the ballot in November as well. These could have profound effects on the lives of many Oklahomans, especially the neediest. […]

Interfaith Alliance Foundation annual awards dinner to be held October 20

Robert Bacharach, a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, will be the special guest speaker during the 2016 Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma’s Annual Meeting, Dinner and Awards event on October 20.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma’s 2016 Annual Meeting, Dinner and Awards Presentation will be held on Thursday, October 20 at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, in Oklahoma City. Check in will begin at 6 p.m. with a buffet dinner and program to follow. The deadline to […]

Mother Teresa: on Being Christ’s disciple, and a prayer of adoration

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Staff Report Note: From Magnificat Magazine, September 2016 edition; Being Christ’s Disciple – An Interview with Saint Teresa of Calcutta Q: How can we believe in a good God when there is so much suffering around us? A: Suffering in and of itself is useless, but suffering which is a share in the Passion of […]

Gay minister, father of 5 adopted at-risk sons, joins OKC’s First Unitarian Church

Now the new interim minister of First Christian Church of Oklahoma City, The Rev. Gregory Stewart (center) is seen shortly before he was arrested while protesting California Proposition 8, to rescind marriage equality, in San Francisco, CA.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Incorporated in 1893, the oldest Unitarian church in the Southwest, will host an Ice Cream Social and Open House on Saturday, August 27 from 2 to 4 p.m.  The First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City, 600 NW 13 Street, is inviting members of the community and clergy to meet […]

Paul Abner, Craig Eidson, and the late Milton Friedman – Men of Issachar for our times

Rev. Paul Abner was a featured speaker at the July meeting of the Oklahoma Education Choice Coalition. Photographs by Patrick B. McGuigan

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Paul Abner is a minister of the Gospel – and more. For starters, he is the father of three delightful children. Jack, Julianna and Cloe accompanied their father to a recent speaking engagement where he discussed educational options in the Sooner State, including his hopes for expansion […]

New high school supported through Oklahoma’s Opportunity Scholarship Fund policy

Students celebrate commencement at a Cristo Rey High School in 2014. Photo Provided

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – One of the nation’s most effective college prep and work experience programs will soon come to the Sooner State in one year. Thanks to existing state policy, students from economically-challenged backgrounds will be able to access the high-quality high school education model and job program beginning in […]

Leaders of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) condemn ‘monstrous attack’ in Orlando

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Staff Report Leaders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Washington, D.C., and in Florida have issued statements condemning a terrorist attack on a nightclub in Florida. Both the Florida chapter and the national leadership planned to hold press conferences today (Sunday, June 12) concerning the mass killing at an Orlando nightclub. The Florida […]

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