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Washington National Cathedral Prays For D.C. Shooting Victims

Posted 09.16.2013 | Religion

After the tragic shootings Monday morning at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., the Washington National Cathedral is opening its doors to offer prayer...

Where Do We Go From Here?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As the nation celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, many are discussing what Dr. King would say to the nation and world today and tell us to do. But his message to us today is as clear as it was fifty years ago if only we could hear, heed, and follow his warnings about what we need to do to make America America.

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.

National Cathedral Celebrates DOMA Rulings

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.27.2013 | DC

The Washington National Cathedral will hold a special service Wednesday night to celebrate the Supreme Court rulings that struck down the federal Defe...

VOTE: Which D.C. Landmark Deserves Grant Money?

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.07.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Dumbarton Oaks or the Darby Store? Meridian Hill Park or Mount Vernon? Congressional Cemetery or Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office?...

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. ...

A Compassionate Debate On The Gun Issue

Rev. Gary R. Hall | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
Rev. Gary R. Hall

It is our civic and moral duty as Americans, and as people of faith, to reach out to our fellow citizens and to call on our Senators to act. Compassion is not a passive virtue. We are called on by God to give voice to all who have lost loved ones to gun violence. We are called to act.

What Images Do We Shape for Ourselves? The Formative Effects of Dignity, Violence and a Battleground Congress

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

There are enough real-life struggles of poverty, illness, abuse, so that we need each other in order to create supportive, nurturing communities, not invest in violence or commit ourselves to combative ways of relating.

Itching For A Fight On Guns

Katherine Marshall | Posted 02.22.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

But the cynical question lingers on: what's really different this time? Can and will this group of religious leaders, whose power is moral, whose authority is elusive, stick together and confront the powerful forces that have kept alive the notion that freedom and guns and the American character are inextricably bound?

'Guns Don't Kill...'

Pierre Whalon | Posted 02.19.2013 | Religion
Pierre Whalon

After Sandy Hook, there will be yet another rise in calls for gun controls. President Obama has promised the parents and families of those killed in Newtown that he will get on it. We need to hold him accountable for that, but there is so much more to do. Outlawing firearms would not be effective by itself.

Christina Wilkie

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

LOOK: National Cathedral Preps For 'Messiah'

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 12.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- "Hallelujah" will ring through the Washington National Cathedral this weekend. Handel's masterpiece "Messiah" will be led by Canon Micha...

Our History Of Religious Intolerance Must Come To An End

Rev. Gary R. Hall | Posted 01.30.2013 | Religion
Rev. Gary R. Hall

We have a moral duty -- as both people of faith and Americans -- to take a stand for religious liberty and to make space for the Muslim-American identity to grow and prosper. Indeed, we will fail the guiding principles of this nation if we do not.

National Cathedral Gets Boost For Repair Effort

Religion News Service | Chris Lisee | Posted 08.25.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) One year after an earthquake caused extensive damage to the Washington National Cathedral, church officials received a large gift to ...

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...

Christina Wilkie

Romney And Obama Talk Faith | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney believes that "some" Americans have taken the separation of church and state too far, "well beyond its o...

Faith at the International AIDS Conference

Katherine Marshall | Posted 09.27.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

There are some issues that this pandemic challenges religious communities to confront and they do not seem to get any easier. Above all, to my mind, is the role of women.

Rosa Parks and Mother Teresa -- Justice vs. Charity

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

On Thursday the Washington National Cathedral dedicated a new stone carving of Rosa Parks. It will be displayed in the Cathedral's Human Rights Porch. Rosa Parks deserves to be in the same human rights pantheon as Bishop Romero and Eleanor Roosevelt. But not Mother Teresa.

LOOK: Stonecarver Creates Rosa Parks Carving At National Cathedral

Posted 05.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Poking around the exterior and interior of Washington National Cathedral, you'll find elaborate gargoyles and stone carvings -- featurin...

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...

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...

Sara Kenigsberg

WATCH: Washington National Cathedral Rebuilds After Earthquake | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 11.01.2011 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- HuffPost got a peek inside the Washington National Cathedral Thursday as crews of engineers and stone masons work to repair the damage d...

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...

Space History in DC: The Space Window

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.03.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

In the course of spending five weeks living in a city like Washington DC that's so popular with tourists, I couldn't help but think about the way different people have different reasons for visiting a site or attraction.