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The Time Is Always Right to Do Right

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We must act upon his warnings if our children, nation's future and founding principles -- subverted and still sullied by the legacies of slavery, Native American genocide, exclusion of women and non-propertied men of all colors from our electoral processes -- are to be saved.

'We Will Not Be Silent'

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The crowd hushed, the lights dimmed and the National Cathedral’s bourdon bell chimed for three minutes — each minute to commemorate 10,000 o...

Joe Biden Celebrates Mandela's Life At National Cathedral

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 12.11.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Joe Biden was a young senator from Delaware when he was first exposed to the evils of apartheid. As the only white lawmaker in a cong...

Washington National Cathedral Charges Admission

Rev. Winnie Varghese | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion
Rev. Winnie Varghese

You might be angry at the idea of a charge to enter a church. You might think that these grand buildings are the problem. I think it is exactly the opposite.

What Impact Will National Cathedral Dean's Pro-Gay Words Have In The Long Run?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Rev. Gary Hall's pro-gay proclamation last week is already garnering heaps of praise from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocat...

A Gay Episcopalian Goes on a Catholic Spiritual Retreat

Richard M. Weinberg | Posted 10.13.2013 | Religion
Richard M. Weinberg

I know I'm not going to go to a gay wedding in a Catholic church anytime soon, and I know I'm not always going to agree with what the leaders of the Catholic Church have to say, but my time at Loyola affirmed for me that people of faith have more things in common than differences.

Celebrating Equality in Song and Prayer: A Personal Reflection on the Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Decisions

Richard M. Weinberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard M. Weinberg

This was a day that I could never have imagined as an adolescent, when I struggled to reconcile my sexuality with religious teachings. This was a day to pause and appreciate how blessed I am now to be part of a church that affirms my full participation.

Best Places to Travel in the U.S. This Summer

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

From the storied Boston Harbor, to a historic village in Ohio, to the bridges of Yosemite Valley, the U.S. has plenty of adventures close at hand.

LOOK: National Cathedral Flower Mart And Tower Climb

Posted 05.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Flower lovers and architecture enthusiasts will want to head to the National Cathedral this weekend for their 74th annual Flower Mart. ...

Carly Schwartz

Fight Over Gay Marriage In The National Cathedral Heats Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.12.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A prominent conservative interest group has launched a petition to suspend all federal funding from the National Cathedral in light of t...

Gun Control, Religion And Abortion

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

What's the relationship between gun control, religion and views on abortion? A new survey sheds some light, while a Washington, D.C. minister vows to continue his fight against gun violence through forging a "cross lobby" for gun control.

Christina Wilkie

Top Priest: 'Gun Lobby Is No Match For The Cross Lobby'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.17.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- The dean of the Washington National Cathedral, the Very Rev. Gary Hall, vowed on Sunday to mobilize the nation's faith communities to fi...

WATCH: Quake Video Inside The Washington Monument

Posted 08.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you can stomach it, check out this amazing video taken inside the Washington Monument during last year's 5.8-magnitude earthquake cen...

PHOTOS: D.C. Quake Damage, Recovery 1 Year Later

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 08.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Since its founding more than 200 years ago, the nation's capital had never experienced an earthquake as intense as last year's 5.8 magni...

Off-The-Mall Spots To Watch The Fireworks

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Fourth of July in the nation's capital isn't much different than Independence Day in any small town. Groups of families share time l...

Chuck Brown Viewing At Howard Theatre: HuffPost DC Top 5 For May 29, 2012

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.29.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, MAY 29 1. Chuck Brown Viewing At Howard Theatre Give your respects to the Godfather of Go-Go. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., all ages, ple...

Rachel Tepper

Union Station Earthquake Damage Repairs Continue

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you've walked through Union Station's usually majestic Main Hall recently, there's no ignoring the jarring scaffolding that lines the...

National Cathedral Reopens; New Bishop Consecrated (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Washington National Cathedral reopened on Saturday with a private ceremony to install D.C.'s ninth Episcopal bishop. The cathedral h...

Crane Forces Change In 9/11 Events

Posted 11.08.2011 | Religion

After the toppling of a massive crane at Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday, two major events planned for this weekend's commemoration of the ...

Sleepless From the Stock Market

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Security and comfort are difficult to find these days, and the stock market often moves "contrary to fact."

Catholics Pitch In To Repair National Cathedral

Posted 11.01.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is donating $25,000 to help repair the Washington N...

National Cathedral Faces Millions In Earthquake Repairs (UPDATE)

AP/The Huffington Post | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion

A spokesman for Washington National Cathedral says at least three of the four pinnacles on the central tower have fallen off and the central tower app...

'Quiet Strength' Of Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa Portrayed In National Cathedral

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- Six feet above the vaulted entranceway to Washington National Cathedral, the rough contours of...

Hank Paulson, Ex-Treasury Secretary, Loses $1 Million On DC Home

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON, Dec 30: Few know better than former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson how the struggling U.S. economy has battered home prices. As forme...

Dr. Dorothy Height's Funeral: Lifting Her to Heaven

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

After almost a century of Dorothy Height making this country and world a more just, equal, and hopeful place she is now in heaven, and the rest of us are now going to have to step it up down here.