An Invitation to Oklahoma Churches and Religious Organizations

State Question 759 will be on all Oklahoma ballots in November. State Question 759 would nullify Affirmative Action statutes in Oklahoma. (SQ 759 is brought to voters by the same crowd that brought us similar statewide votes to “Ban Gay Marriage” and “Ban Muslim Sharia Law” in Oklahoma … strategies that resulted in big votes … Read more…

Religious tolerance part of our nation’s founding

This ALTERNET piece by Rob Boston, senior policy analyst at Americans United for Separation of Church and State, describes how the founders of our country advocated religious tolerance, not religious certainty. 5 Founding Fathers Whose Skepticism About Christianity Would Make Them Unelectable Today To hear the Religious Right tell it, men like George Washington, John … Read more…

For U.N. Human Rights Day, Secretary Clinton gives powerful speech on LGBT Rights

Here’s the VIDEO and (below) the TEXT of Hillary Clinton’s historic speech, Dec. 7th, in Geneva, Switzerland. INTRODUCTION: United Nations Human Rights Day – Dec. 7, 2011 – was marked in Geneva, Switzerland with speeches and panels representing many nations. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 30-minute address called for full human and civil rights … Read more…

News Conference Opposed S.Q.759

COHRA – Central Oklahoma Human Rights Alliance – did a news conference, Oct. 20, announcing and releasing a Resolution for groups, organizations, and houses of worship to consider, urging citizens to VOTE “NO” on State Question 759, that would reverse and repeal Affirmative Action and equal opportunity policies in Oklahoma.  The Resolutions should be considered, … Read more…

Oklahoma’s 25th Fall Peace Festival

Saturday, Nov. 12th, 10 am to 4 pm
Civic Center Music Hall – “Hall of Mirrors”
Admission Free

The 25th annual Peace Festival will be a holiday shopping bazaar, featuring tables of more than 50 social justice groups and local crafts vendors. It will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12th, from 10 am to 4 pm, in the Civic Center Hall of Mirrors, in downtown Oklahoma City (map). Admission is free.

“Live entertainment by local musicians and colorful fair trade goods on sale make this a popular event for supporters of human rights, social justice, environmental sustainability, and peace,” said Conna Wilkinson, Director of the Peace Education Institute, cosponsor of the event. All groups provide informative materials, in addition to crafts and goods for sale. Food items at many tables and refreshments will also be available for visitors.


A Children’s Activity Room will be supervised by adults during the event, Wilkinson said

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