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Anti-Gun Violence

Anti-Gun Violence

Washington National Cathedral is committed to working with our partners to end the scourge of gun violence that kills or injures more than 120,000 Americans each year.

On Saturday, March 24, the students and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools.

March for Our Lives
Saturday, March 24

Join the Cathedral and Episcopalians from across the country and the Diocese of Washington for the big rally in downtown Washington. Meet at the Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street, NW) between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m., prior to the rally, which is scheduled to begin at 12:00 noon.

Closest Metro: Metro Center (blue/orange/silver/red lines).

March For Our Lives Interfaith Prayer Vigil
Friday, March 23  •  7 pm 

On Friday, March 23, Washington National Cathedral will host an interfaith prayer vigil for activists, students and pilgrims.

  • Tickets and registrations will not be required for entry, however, registration is requested to help the Cathedral prepare to welcome everyone
  • Bus groups seeking on-site parking MUST request via the registration form 
  • Doors open at 6:15 pm
  • All will be welcome; seating is first come, first served

Students and leaders from many faith traditions will lead this prayer service recognizing the breadth of trauma caused by gun violence, including community shootings, school massacres, suicide, and related traumas. In prayer and song, this gathering will honor those we have lost, acknowledge the pain we carry, and lift up the need for healing for ourselves and our country.  Together, we will call on the spirit of hope and love to carry us forward.

register now 

Limited bus parking available; bus groups MUST register in order to be eligible for bus parking.

If you would like to volunteer for the service, please email cathedralprograms@cathedral.org with your name, your faith tradition, your home city, and a sentence or two about why this is important to you.

  • If you will be attending March for our Lives and would like the Diocese to email you with details on local Episcopal Church involvement closer to the date, please complete this form.
  • If you are interested in being part of the Diocese’s ministry of solidarity and hospitality, please let us know here. We will respond with information on those seeking hospitality as we receive them.
  • If you are visiting from out of town and in need of hospitality, please complete this form with your request, and the Diocese will work to match you with a volunteer host.
  • Register to attend (or volunteer for) the Friday vigil at Washington National Cathedral.
  • Bringing your youth to DC for the March 24 rallies? Resources and best practices available here.

Special thanks to our partners and co-sponsors


Organizing your youth for the March 24 rally

Click here for resources and best practices for bringing youth to the March for Our Lives rallies in Washington on March 24. Thanks to our friends at Forma for assembling these resources.

Anti-Gun Violence Resources

Gun Violence Prevention Toolkit
7 Fast Facts about Gun Violence

Dean Randy Hollerith on Gun Violence