WASHINGTON – Washington National Cathedral will host former Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) for a forum titled “Principles & Politics: An Evening with Liz Cheney and Jon Meacham.”

On Wednesday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m. ET in the Cathedral’s nave, Rep. Cheney will join Canon Historian Jon Meacham for an evening of conversation discussing how America’s leaders can put principles first in this election season, and how all Americans can find a better way to be in relationship with each other.

This forum is presented by the Cathedral College of Faith & Culture as part of the Cathedral’s “A Better Way” programming, a series of events designed to help Americans live together, learn from each other and find a way forward as a nation in polarized times. In his role as Canon Historian of the Cathedral, Meacham leads public conversations several times a year on faith, spirituality and civic life issues.

“To lead with principle is to navigate the complexities of politics with integrity and conviction, fostering a culture of respect and understanding even amidst profound disagreement,” said the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, dean of Washington National Cathedral. “We’re honored to host Rep. Cheney for this timely and crucial conversation.”

“Principles & Politics” is open to the public for in-person and online attendance; tickets are $25. Participants should purchase tickets here for in-person attendance.

Media is welcome to this forum in person and should contact Eleanor Donohue for details.


Eleanor Donohue, 202-704-5840, [email protected]

About Washington National Cathedral
Grounded in the reconciling love of Jesus Christ, Washington National Cathedral is a house of prayer for all people, conceived by our founders to serve as a great church for national purposes.

About Liz Cheney
Former Rep. Elizabeth Cheney is an American attorney who represented Wyoming’s at-large congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2017 to 2023. She served as chair of the House Republican Conference—the third-highest position in the House Republican leadership—from 2019 to 2021, and was vice chair of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.

About Jon Meacham
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and writer Jon Meacham has served as the Canon Historian of Washington National Cathedral since 2021. The first to hold this title, as Canon Historian, Meacham preaches and leads public conversations several times a year on issues of faith, spirituality and civic life. He is the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Chair in American Presidency at Vanderbilt University and co-chair of the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy.