Special Event

Faith, Compassion and Healing our National Divides

Friday, November 20, 2020 | 11:00am

Two of America’s best-known faith leaders, The Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church and Dr. Russell Moore, executive director of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, will engage in a conversation moderated by broadcaster Krista Tippett.

Bishop Curry and Dr. Moore, who represent denominations with different theological and cultural perspectives, will share their personal views, examine areas of common ground and explore how their faith leads them to treat others with dignity and respect. As part of the discussion, they will also explore some of the key ethical teachings of their faith (i.e. the Golden Rule, forgiveness, humility) and look at ways these teachings are relevant to the task of creating understanding and reconciliation between Americans of different political views.

Washington National Cathedral and the National Institute for Civil Discourse are convening this conversation just days before Thanksgiving, and shortly after a  difficult national election as an opportunity for Americans to explore understanding across our differences and engaging each other with dignity and respect.

Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and creator of On Being, a weekly national public radio show that offers intelligent public conversation about the religious, spiritual, and moral aspects of human life might be.

Registration for this online event is free, and all donations go to support the Cathedral's ministry as a center of convening at the intersection of sacred and civic life.

  • Admission
  • Dates Offered
    • November 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm