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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.

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'

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...

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.

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...

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 m...

Christina Wilkie

Romney And Obama Talk Faith

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

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...

D.C. Earthquake: Cathedral Putting Together Exhibit On Damage

AP | Posted 01.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Visitors to the Washington National Cathedral will soon get a close-up look at some of the damage caused by an August earthquake. The c...

2-Ton Pieces Being Removed From National Cathedral

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.12.2011 | Religion

By BRETT ZONGKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Damaged portions of a Washington National Cathedral pinnacle will be removed from the church tempo...

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...