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'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 10.15.2013 | Gay 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 09.22.2013 | Gay 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.

George Washington's Dining Room To Get Upgrade

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.13.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Washington National Cathedral and George Washington's Mount Vernon estate each won $100,000 grants Monday, among 24 sites around the nat...

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...

9/11 Commemoration Scaled Back

AP | Posted 09.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Washington National Cathedral plans to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with prayers at its regularly schedul...

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 m...

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...

Charles Colson Remembered At National Cathedral

AP | Posted 05.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A memorial service will honor the life of Watergate figure-turned-evangelist Charles Colson. Colson died April 21 at the age of 80. He ...

LOOK: Cool Cathedral Gargoyles

AP | Posted 04.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Washington National Cathedral will be offering tours of its unique stone carvings for the first time since the building was damaged ...

National Cathedral's Preservation Needs Top $50 Million

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.14.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — It's where the nation's capital gathers to mourn, to pray and to seek comfort during tragedies. Now the Washington National Cathedr...

National Cathedral Raises $2 Million For Quake Repairs

AP | By BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 02.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Washington National Cathedral says it has raised $2 million to cover restoration work after last year's earthquake severely damaged the ...

Interim Dean Chosen To Lead National Cathedral

AP | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A longtime Episcopal priest who led the St. Alban's Parish in Washington has been appointed interim dean of Washington National Cathedra...

2 Nat'l Cathedral Supporters To Match Donations

AP | Posted 12.08.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Washington National Cathedral says two longtime supporters have each offered to match donations made to the earthquake-damaged edifi...

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...