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Oklahoma City’s Church of the Open Arms celebrates 20th anniversary

Oklahoma City’s Church of the Open Arms celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday, April 22.  COA website photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – in 1997, the Church of the Open Arms was founded to offer full participation by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. This year, Open Arms invited the public to help celebrate its 20th anniversary with a ceremony and supper on Saturday, April 22 at the church. […]

OCC Annual Benefit Breakfast set for April 20

The Oklahoma Conference of Churches Annual Benefit Breakfast will feature speakers Kim Moyer, state director of Marsy’s Law for Oklahoma, and the Rev. Dr. William Tebbernee, OCC executive director. Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Thursday, April 20, the Oklahoma Conference of Churches will host its annual Benefit Breakfast at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 127 NW 7th St., in Oklahoma City. The free breakfast will be prepared by the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.  Donations will be accepted to support OCC’s many ministry […]

Dialogue Institute Honors Thunder player, University President and Philanthropist at 13th annual Friendship Dinner

At the 2017 Friendship Dinner, hosted by Oklahoma’s Dialogue Institute, from left: Ipek Gecay, Ranger Cline, Morgan Nash, Amanah Fatima, and Alan Levenson. Photos by Nazarene Harris

By Nazarene Harris NBA Thunder player, Enes Kanter is American, Turkish and an Oklahoman, but not necessarily in that order. “The minute I was traded here,” Kanter said to a crowd of nearly 350 at the Friendship Dinner hosted by Oklahoma’s Dialogue Institute, “it felt like home. In airports and grocery stores people came up […]

CAIR-OK to host annual Muslim Day at the Capitol and Awards Banquet

The third annual Oklahoma Muslim Day at the Capitol designed to connect the Muslim community with lawmakers, promote civic engagement and educate attendees on issues of equality and social justice. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – On Thursday, March 2, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will host its 3rd annual “Oklahoma Muslim Day at the Capitol.” The morning sessions will be held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 222 NW 15th Street, in Oklahoma City. 

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OCC’s 2017 Day at the Legislature to focus on the poor and the environment

The Oklahoma Conference of Churches 2017 Annual Day at the Legislature will feature morning keynote speakers the Rev. Dr. Mark Davies of Oklahoma City University and Commissioner Terri White of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The public is invited to attend the 34th Annual Day at the Legislature (DAL), hosted by the Oklahoma Conference of Churches, on Monday, March 6. This year’s event is themed, “Advocating Justice for the Poor and for the Environment.” Due to ongoing State Capitol renovations, this year’s event will […]

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 […]

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