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Comments on 2016 Election Results & Tulsa Veterans Parade Discrimination

Dear Tulsa Community, It is with very mixed emotions that I write this letter. One part of me is saddened by the wins of certain groups and the loss by others. My heart is broken for so many… so many. … Continue reading

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Response to Murder of Khalid Jabara

The following statement was issued in response to murder of Khalid Jabara in Tulsa, OK by his neighbor. We stand with many others in Tulsa (and around the world) to denounce not only the senseless killing of #KhalidJabara, but also … Continue reading

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Letter to Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett Calling for Compassionate Response

The following letter was sent today to Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett, Jr following announcement that he has sent a letter to President Obama opposing acceptance of Syrian refugees. November 16, 2015   Dear Mayor Bartlett, I am writing to express the … Continue reading

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Open Letter Calling for Removal of Ten Commandments Monument from OK Capitol

The Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma, along with the Tulsa Interfaith Alliance, the national Interfaith Alliance, the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Respect Diversity Foundation, and others issued the following … Continue reading

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Interfaith Alliance and OK Affiliates Call on Fallin to Remove 10 Commandments Monument

Despite a recent court order requiring Oklahoma to remove a statue of the Ten Commandments from the grounds of its capitol, Governor Mary Fallin has insisted on leaving the religious symbol in place. In response to the Governor’s refusal to … Continue reading

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‘Compassionate Tulsa’: Joint Resolution of Mayor, City Council Launches New Human Rights Initiative

Here is a copy of the press release sent out by the City of Tulsa after Monday’s press conference at which City Manager Jim Twombly (on behalf of Mayor Dewey Bartlett, Jr, who was ill) signed the resolution declaring Tulsa … Continue reading

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City Council Declares Tulsa a “Compassionate Community”

At their meeting on June 25, 2015, the Tulsa City Council unanimously approved a resolution endorsing the Charter for Compassion, declaring Tulsa a Compassionate Community, and authorizing the Human Rights Commission to develop and oversee a 10-year implementation strategy. Our … Continue reading

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Support for Supreme Court Decision Affirming Same-Gender Marriage

          The Tulsa Interfaith Alliance applauds today’s decision by the US Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges affirming the right of same-gender couples to have their relationships treated, under the law, with the same respect and … Continue reading

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Support for Woman’s Right to Wear Muslim Head Scarf

          The Tulsa Interfaith Alliance applauds the June 1, 2015 decision of the US Supreme Court in which they sided with a Tulsa woman who was denied employment at the Abercrombie Kids store at Tulsa’s Woodland … Continue reading

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Tulsa to Become a “Compassionate Community”

The Tulsa Interfaith Alliance has been working with the City of Tulsa’s Human Rights Commission for the past year on a process to have Tulsa recognized as a “Compassionate Community” by the International Charter for Compassion Committee.  A resolution to … Continue reading

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