‘Good to know your enemy’ — Alzheimer’s caregiver urges others to seek education, support

ENID, Okla. — This Thanksgiving, Sheila Gilbert, of Enid, will be making a drive few would want to make. She'll be driving almost three hours to the Claremore Veterans Center, where her husband, David, is one of 5.7 million Americans living with dementia — a number expected to double over the next two decades. The … Continue reading ‘Good to know your enemy’ — Alzheimer’s caregiver urges others to seek education, support

White privilege curriculum goes international

Regional faith leaders in Oklahoma and Kansas have been working for more than three years to foster community conversations around white privilege, and how it plays into issues of racial justice in America. Now, that work is crossing international borders, with a United Church of Christ minister taking the training program to Germany. The Rev. … Continue reading White privilege curriculum goes international

Faith leaders gather to tackle issue of white privilege

Oklahoma City -- Faith leaders from across the state joined a cadre of trainers from the United Church of Christ and Oklahoma Conference of Churches Saturday at First Christian Church of Oklahoma City, to tackle the issue of white privilege and racial justice. The 45 clergy and lay leaders of a diverse group of denominations … Continue reading Faith leaders gather to tackle issue of white privilege

From Okinawa to Vietnam and back: Retired sailor recalls career that spanned three wars

Writer's note: I enjoyed meeting this fellow Sailor and hearing his incredible story of service in three wars. But, what made the greatest impression on me was his befriending Japanese soldiers not long after the Battle of Okinawa and the end of the war. "They had a job to do, just like we did," McCray said. … Continue reading From Okinawa to Vietnam and back: Retired sailor recalls career that spanned three wars