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OKG Newsletter

Topic: religion

Rising above messages of hate


Adam Soltani
As violence erupts in the Middle East over an anti-Islam film, Oklahoma communities should seek to rise above these hate-filled actions and messages through peaceful dialogue and mutual understanding with those of other faiths.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Go ahead and blaspheme


Gazette staff
With violent protests throughout the Middle East over an anti-Muslim video on YouTube, you wouldn’t think it’s the best time for U.S. lawmakers to roll back limits on the belittling of religion.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Man with a mission

Evangelical author Brian McLaren comes to town Friday as part of an effort to reframe Christian beliefs.


Greg Horton
Brian McLaren
7 p.m. Friday
Mayflower United Church of Christ
3901 N.W. 63rd
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Examining Islam

Turkish journalist Mustafa Akyol addresses questions of Islam, the Middle East and democracy at a Monday lecture.


Greg Horton
Mustafa Akyol
7 p.m. Monday
Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel, Oklahoma City University
2501 N. Blackwelder
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What separation of church and state?


Gazette staff
It’s rare one sees a politician use his or her religious faith as a political tool to get votes. And if you believe that, we’ve got a holy burial shroud we’d like to sell you. Act now and we’ll throw in a “Cup o’ Christ” for free!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Capitol commandments

With little fanfare, a monument of the Ten Commandments is erected outside the state Capitol.


Clifton Adcock
A large granite monument of the Ten Commandments was erected outside the Oklahoma state Capitol building today.
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thou shalt erect it


Gazette staff
Le Flore County commissioners are thinking about reviving a plan to place a Ten Commandments monument on courthouse property.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Rabbis making history

For the first time in OKC history, both its congregational rabbis are women.


Greg Horton
When Vered Harris became the rabbi of Temple B’nai Israel, only the fifth in its 109-year history, the arrival also proved historical for another reason. It marked the first time in metro history that its only two congregational rabbis are women. Harris’ colleague, Abby Jacobson, is rabbi at Emanuel Synagogue.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thou shalt not troll


Gazette staff
Deciding that the classiest way to approach differences in scriptural interpretation was to stand outside a house of worship holding pictures of aborted fetuses, the Abolitionist Society of Oklahoma recently brought its message to the Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012