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National Cathedral Hosts Muslim Friday Prayers

November 14, 2014

For the first time, the Episcopal Church’s Washington National Cathedral has hosted a Muslim service of Friday prayers at the landmark national church.

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Washington National Cathedral: Your Next Corporate Event Venue?

August 22, 2014

The Washington National Cathedral is soliciting proposals for corporations and non-profit groups to lease its premises.

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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…


Religious Voices Loud for “Marriage Equality”

March 28, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (GagliaAC) Marriage equality advocates gathered early Tuesday morning for an interfaith service promoting gay marriage. Religious groups have been very vocal on both sides of the gay marriage debate. Tuesday was…


National Cathedral Rings (Same-Sex) Wedding Bells

January 9, 2013

The Dean of the Washington National Cathedral has announced that the Episcopal Church’s flagship congregation will begin solemnizing same-sex marriages immediately. The move by Cathedral Dean Gary Hall will come as a surprise to…


National Cathedral Dean Pledges to be “Counterweight” to Gun Lobby

December 20, 2012

The newly-installed dean of Washington National Cathedral dove headfirst into the firearms debate on Sunday, calling upon the cathedral to be the “focal point” of gun control advocacy in a sermon about the Newtown,…