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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 […]

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 […]

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