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Press Release Archive

 

Washington National Cathedral Participates in Third Summit of Christian and Muslim Religious Leaders

Posted on December 17, 2014

Washington, DC — Following Pope Francis’s recent visit to Turkey during which he offered prayers in the 17th century Sultan Ahmet Mosque, Washington National Cathedral participated in a Summit of Christian and Muslim Religious Leaders in Rome, Italy. The Summit was the third in a series focused on Christian-Muslim dialogue and building relationships among global […]

Washington National Cathedral Hosts Prayer Vigil on Sandy Hook Anniversary

Posted on December 09, 2014

Washington, DC — A Prayer Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence will be held on Thursday, December 11 from 3 to 4:30 pm at Washington National Cathedral. The interfaith vigil marks the second anniversary of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Presented by Faiths United against Gun Violence, States United […]

United Methodist to Preside at Holy Eucharist

Posted on November 26, 2014

As part of an emerging agreement between the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Church, the Rev. Canon Gina Gilland Campbell, who is ordained in the United Methodist Church, will preside at Holy Eucharist for the first time at the Cathedral this Sunday, November 30, 2014. In announcing this new opportunity, Cathedral Dean Gary Hall […]

Statement of Bishop Mariann Budde and Dean Gary Hall on the Grand Jury Decision in the Case of Michael Brown

Posted on November 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, D. C., November 25 — Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and Dean Gary Hall of Washington National Cathedral have released the following statement on the grand jury decision in the case of Michael Brown: As we watch with all America the events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, the words of […]

Muslim Friday Prayers to Be Offered at National Cathedral

Posted on November 10, 2014

WASHINGTON — Washington National Cathedral and five Muslim groups announced today the first celebration of Muslim Friday prayers (Jumaa) at the Cathedral on Friday, November 14. Leaders believe offering Muslim prayers at the Christian cathedral shows more than hospitality. It demonstrates an appreciation of one another’s prayer traditions and is a powerful symbolic gesture toward a […]

Funeral Service for Former Washington Post Editor Benjamin Bradlee to be Held at Washington National Cathedral

Posted on October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON—Washington National Cathedral announced today that it will hold the funeral service for Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. The former editor of the Washington Post was an iconic figure in journalism over the last half century. The service will be open to the public. Further details will be […]

Washington National Cathedral to Commemorate 25th Anniversary of Groundbreaking Bishop’s Legacy

Posted on September 30, 2014

WASHINGTON – Washington National Cathedral is hosting its annual Choral Evensong for the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys (BWS), a tuition-free Episcopal school for low-income boys east of the Anacostia River and one of the schools in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. This year’s service will commemorate the life and legacy of its […]

Washington National Cathedral Dean Preaches on Michael Brown’s Death and Race in America

Posted on August 24, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of Washington National Cathedral, today preached in his sermon on the recent upheaval in Missouri and the role Christians can play in improving race relations in the United States. He admonished white religious leaders saying, “For some reason I don’t understand, my white clergy colleagues have […]

Statement from Dean Gary Hall on the Situation in Ferguson, Missouri

Posted on August 18, 2014

Washington — The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of Washington National Cathedral, made the following statement on Sunday, during worship services at the Cathedral, regarding the situation unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri. As Canon Gina Campbell said in her sermon, there are a lot of humanitarian disasters on our hearts as we come together this morning. […]

Statement on Ferguson

Posted on August 15, 2014

Washington, D.C. — The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of Washington National Cathedral, today released the following statement on the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, this week. The shooting by police of an unarmed young man in Ferguson, Missouri, is a personal, social, and national tragedy. Washington National Cathedral joins all Americans in mourning the death […]

National Cathedral Art Hosts Intercultural and Inter-religious Arts Initiative

Posted on August 06, 2014

WASHINGTON — With a backdrop of continuing turmoil and tension in the Middle East, Washington National Cathedral will host the U.S. premiere of an innovative art bringing together 48 individual artists from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish backgrounds. The Sixth Interfaith CARAVAN Exhibition of Visual Art will be featured at the National Cathedral from Sunday, August […]

Statement on Appointment of Rabbi David Saperstein as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

Posted on August 04, 2014

Washington, D.C. — The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of Washington National Cathedral, today released the following statement on the appointment of Rabbi David Saperstein as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. “All of us in the faith community rejoice in the appointment of Rabbi David Saperstein as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. Rabbi Saperstein has […]