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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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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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Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar to Receive 2015 Russell Bennett Faith and Courage Award

The Board of Directors of the Tulsa Interfaith Alliance is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar, Sr Minister of All Souls Unitarian Church, has been selected as the recipient of the Russell Bennett Faith and Courage Award … Continue reading

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Opposition to SB48

The Tulsa Interfaith Alliance wishes to voice its opposition to Senate Bill 48, introduced by Sen. Kyle Loveless (R-Oklahoma City). The bill seeks to provide immunity from liability for school district employees who wish to teach an elective course on … Continue reading

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Human Rights Commission Supports Charter for Compassion

NOVEMBER 17, 2014, TULSA, OK – At today’s meeting of the Human Rights Commission (HRC) for the City of Tulsa, commissioners approved a proposal from the Tulsa Interfaith Alliance in collaboration with the Interfaith sub-committee of the HRC to begin … Continue reading

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