The Cathedral will be closed Friday, Jan. 20 and until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, for the Inaugural Prayer Service.

Gun Violence

Washington National Cathedral is committed to working with our partners to end the scourge of gun violence that claims the lives of more than 33,000 Americans each year.

We do not question the Second Amendment’s right to responsibly bear arms, yet America’s love affair with guns, and the all-too-easy resort to violence it allows, remains deeply troubling and a profound moral challenge for our nation.

Learn how you can help stem the epidemic of gun violence in America.

Read Bishop Budde’s 2012 sermon after the Newtown tragedy

Former Dean Gary Hall’s 2013 article: Why Gun Violence is a Religious Problem

Violins? Or Violence? performed by: The Rev. Karen Curry and Chelsey Green
November 3, 2015: United to Stop Gun Violence