‘HEART OF THE FAITH’ Principles of unity, equality and peace emphasized in Bahá’í community

ENID, Okla. — If you browse the listings for area churches, there’s no shortage of options in Christian congregations. But, there’s one listing that stands out, if only because few people are familiar with it — the Bahá’ís of Enid. Background to the faith The small local congregation is part of a worldwide faith that is … Continue reading ‘HEART OF THE FAITH’ Principles of unity, equality and peace emphasized in Bahá’í community

‘A DIFFERENT PATH’ Buddhism and yoga bring practitioner back to Christ

ENID, Okla. — In a region often described as the “buckle of the Bible belt,” there are numerous paths to Christian faith. But for one local man, finding Christ again after an episode of abuse within the church meant first rediscovering peace, love and compassion through the practices of Buddhism and yoga. Abuse in the … Continue reading ‘A DIFFERENT PATH’ Buddhism and yoga bring practitioner back to Christ

Inequality — The Achilles heel of American pandemic response

There always have been two Americas — the America of the “haves” and the America of the “have-nots.” These two Americas look nothing alike, and systemic structures have been built, reshaped and rebuilt to make sure the “haves” are not negatively impacted, inconvenienced or made uncomfortable by the hunger, oppression, poverty and suffering of the … Continue reading Inequality — The Achilles heel of American pandemic response

‘Everyone deserves a chance’ — Open adoption expanding as an option

ENID, Okla. — A local pregnancy resource center is partnering with Crisis Pregnancy Outreach of Tulsa to make open adoption available to both expectant mothers and adoptive families in the Enid area. Journey House, a faith-based resource center in Enid, opened in spring 2018 to provide ultrasounds, pregnancy testing, coaching and mentoring, educational resources and … Continue reading ‘Everyone deserves a chance’ — Open adoption expanding as an option

Opioid addiction treatment services expanding

ENID, Okla. — A new treatment soon will be offered, with no out-of-pocket expense, for opioid addiction treatment in North-central and Northwest Oklahoma. Northwest Center for Behavioral Health (NCBH), a division of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS), is finalizing plans to offer Suboxone in all five of its regional … Continue reading Opioid addiction treatment services expanding