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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 […]

CAIR-OK celebrates people “Advancing Together” at 10th Annual Awards Banquet

American Muslim Scholar Imam Suhaib Webb was the keynote speaker at the CAIR-OK 10th Anniversary Awards Banquet in Norman on April 2.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Council of Islamic Relations (CAIR) Oklahoma Chapter held its 10th Anniversary Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 2, at the Embassy Suites Convention Center, in Norman. The event was themed “Advancing Together.” Established in 2006, CAIR-OK is a chapter of America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. The […]

Phil Arkow of the National Link Coalition to speak at St. Paul’s Cathedral on March 6

On Sunday, March 6 at 5 p.m., Saint Paul’s Cathedral OKC and the Kirkpatrick Foundation present speaker Phil Arkow of the National LINK Coalition, an advocacy organization raising awareness about the link between violence against creation, animals, and humans. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter As part of their Lenten Series, on Sunday, March 6, St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral and the Kirkpatrick Foundation will feature guest speaker Phil Arkow, coordinator for the National Link Coalition (NLC). His topic will be “Animals and People Create a Community: The Spirituality of Caring for All God’s Creatures.” […]

Lydia Gill-Polley to receive Oklahoma Conference of Churches Advocacy Award

Activist Lydia Gill-Polley

by Patrick B. McGugian Lydia Gill-Polley of Oklahoma City will receive the Oklahoma Conference of Churches (OCC) Advocacy Award as part of the organization’s “Day at the Legislature” on Monday, February 29 held at the State Capitol. The award will be presented during the luncheon which takes place at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 127 N.W. 7th […]

Local congregations declare Oklahoma City to be a Hate-Free Zone Feb 25- 28

Rev. Dr. William Tabbernee, executive director of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches (third from right), participates in a planning meeting for the “41 Against Hate” campaign. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter A group of local interfaith leaders are uniting to declare the last weekend in February a ‘Hate-Free Zone’ for Oklahoma City during their ’41 Against Hate’ campaign. Rev. Dr. William Tabbernee, executive director of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches stated, “Just as Oklahoma City displays many signs on buildings […]

Catholic Charities to host 34th Green Tie Gala benefiting homeless services

Oklahomans are invited to attend the Catholic Charities’ 34th Annual Green Tie Gala, on Friday, February 26, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The public is invited to attend the Catholic Charities’ 34th Annual Green Tie Gala, on Friday, February 26, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 1700 N.E. 63rd St, Oklahoma City.  The evening will begin at 6 p.m. Gala festivities will include live and silent auctions, featuring international trips and […]

OCC’s Day at the Legislature attendees will be “Advocating for Justice”

The Oklahoma Conference of Churches 2016 Annual Day at the Legislature will feature keynote speaker Bryan Welch, CEO of B the Change Media, who will address participants on Environmental Concerns that face Oklahomans. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The public is invited to attend the 33rd Annual Day at the Legislature (DAL) on Monday, February 29. This year’s event is themed, “Advocating for Justice:  Environmental and Criminal.” Hosted by the Oklahoma Conference of Churches, the morning session will be held at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. […]

Oklahoma Interfaith group plans “prayers for Paris” in response to terrorist attacks

Members of the “Interfaith Community” here in the state capital city announced plans Saturday (November 14) to offer “prayers for Paris” (#Prayers4Paris) on Sunday evening (November 15).

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Members of the “Interfaith Community” here in the state capital city announced plans Saturday (November 14) to offer “prayers for Paris” (#Prayers4Paris) on Sunday evening (November 15). In a statement, the group said: “The attacks in both Paris and Beirut are heart wrenching and display the worst […]

Religious diversity expert Dr. John Thatamanil to speak this month at OCU

On Thursday, October 15, a world religions expert will give presentations on religious diversity as part of Oklahoma City University’s Willson Lectures series.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Thursday, October 15, Dr. John J. Thatamanil a world religions expert. will give presentations on religious diversity as part of Oklahoma City University’s Willson Lectures series. At 1 p.m., Dr. Thatamanil, a professor of theology and world religions at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, will give a […]

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