Fall 2016 Second Sundays Series
“A core mission of the Cathedral is to serve as a convener for civil discussions on important matters in our national life. This series is bringing together vital voices to focus our attention on some of the Cathedral’s top missional priorities: racial reconciliation, social justice, caring for creation, and LGBT rights.”
—The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of Washington
10:10 am: Forum with invited speaker
11:15: Holy Eucharist with speaker serving as guest preacher
Second Sundays forums and Holy Eucharists are webcast live.
The Rev. Canon John L. Peterson
former Secretary General of the Anglican Communion
The Rev. Canon John L. Peterson, former secretary general of the Anglican Communion, joins Dean Hollerith to explore the Cathedral’s global interfaith work, particularly the Christian-Muslim Summits.
The Cathedral hosted the first of four Christian-Muslim Summits, in 2010, after then-President Mohammad Khatami proposed the idea when he spoke at the Cathedral in 2006. The second Summit was hosted by the Sunnis in 2012 in Beirut; the third Summit hosted by the Roman Catholics was held in Rome in 2014; and last month the fourth Summit was hosted by the Shias in Tehran.
Following Canon Peterson’s 12 years as Dean of St. George’s College in Jerusalem and 10 years as the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, he joined the Cathedral as Director of the Center for Global Justice and Reconciliation.