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Homework for Dean Gary Hall

August 8, 2013

Fogged in? Recent comments in a Washington Post profile of National Cathedral Dean Gary Hall indicated that visibility of area churches might be limited from atop Mount Saint Alban’s. (Photo Credit: The Washington Post/Getty…


National Cathedral Dean Slams “Filthy Enactment” of Voting Rights Ruling

July 2, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court “essentially gutted” the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and recalls the infamous Fugitive Slave Act of the 1850s, according to the dean of…


National Cathedral Celebrates Supreme Court Rulings with LGBT Service, African Drums

June 27, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) Washington National Cathedral officials hosted a special service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) persons the day of U.S. Supreme Court rulings that struck down the Defense of Marriage…


Sojourners’ Jim Wallis Ponders Immigration, Guns at Washington National Cathedral

April 30, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) Immigration reform legislation will pass Congress by the August recess, predicted Sojourners CEO and President Jim Wallis in an April 28 interview. Wallis sat down with Washington National Cathedral Dean…


Katharine Jefferts Schori’s Cosmic Earth Day

April 25, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) Salvation is a cosmic act about all creation “not simply a few human beings,” according to the Episcopal Church’s top bishop. Speaking April 21 at the Washington National Cathedral, Presiding…


The Seat of Liberalism

January 22, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) Is the Washington National Cathedral the spiritual center of the nation? In the mind of the liberal Episcopal cathedral’s new dean, it should be. Such an assertion would surprise many…