iOS app Android app

Washington National Cathedral

WWI Liturgy Will Atone For Outbreak Of ‘The Great War'

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Half a world away from Europe, where World War I erupted 100 years ago next week (July 28), Washington National Cathedral will mark the occasion...

Planting Seeds of Change as LGBT Christians - from El Salvador to North America

Richard M. Weinberg | Posted 07.24.2014 | Religion
Richard M. Weinberg

That any church these days would take the step toward full inclusion of the LGBT community is courageous. That the Salvadoran Episcopal Church's Sexual Diversity Ministry even exists is a miracle to behold.

Trans Priest Shares Message Of Acceptance At Washington National Cathedral

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) - An Episcopal chaplain on Sunday became the first openly transgender priest to preach at the historic National Cathed...

Washington National Cathedral Welcomes First Trans Priest To Preach

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion

Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge will make history on Sunday, June 22, as the first openly transgender priest to preach at the historic Washington National ...

Start Your Engines-- Washington National Cathedral Holds 'Blessing Of The Bikes'

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.24.2014 | Religion

Thousands of motorcyclists descended on Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day weekend for the Rolling Thunder XVII "Ride for Freedom" event to remember vet...

As a Future Seminarian Headed to Georgia, I'm Scared About the 'Guns Everywhere' Law

Richard M. Weinberg | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion
Richard M. Weinberg

As someone about to become a seminarian in the state, I can't quite wrap my head around the idea that while receiving Communion on Sunday, one of my fellow congregants might be packing heat.

God Loves You as You Are: A Message for All Gay and Transgender Latinos From an American Missionary in Costa Rica

Richard M. Weinberg | Posted 04.30.2014 | Latino Voices
Richard M. Weinberg

I cannot fully understand what it means to be an LGBT Costa Rican (or an LGBT Latino, for that matter) because I don't live here and I'm not Latino. Still, I do believe that there are certain things that we LGBT people around the world who have grown up in a faith community have in common.

6 Most Beautiful Churches in America

Budget Travel | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

No matter what your religious affiliation is, everyone can find enlightenment in the towering domes, mosaic artworks, and impressive sculptures, not to mention the stories behind these buildings.

The Gun Lobby And The Gospel: 'What Else Did We Think We Had A Right To Expect?'

Rev. Gary R. Hall | Posted 02.14.2014 | Religion
Rev. Gary R. Hall

A year after Sandy Hook, I still believe that the gun lobby is no match for the cross lobby. I still believe that you and I people of faith should refuse to tolerate the epidemic of gun violence that is killing our children, our colleagues, our friends.

'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.

It's Not Rocket Science

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation's gun violence epidemic is not inevitable. Scholars must be allowed to do the desperately needed scientific research that will help parents, policymakers and the public determine how we can all work together to stop it.

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...

Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine

Richard M. Weinberg | Posted 11.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard M. Weinberg

Michele Josue's debut feature-length documentary follows Josue (who was a close friend of Matt's) as she travels to pivotal locations in Shepard's life. As Josue interviews other friends and family members, we viewers gain insight into the beautiful life as well as the devastating loss.

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 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.

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.

Obamas, Bidens Attend Cathedral Prayer Service

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama began the first full workday of his second term with a rousing, spiritual appeal for unity and strength from chur...

National Cathedral To Perform Gay Weddings

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

The Washington National Cathedral had been ready to embrace same-sex marriage for some time, though it took a series of recent events and a new leader...

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.