Light in the Darkness: The Racial Justice Windows Project

The Cathedral’s Light in the Darkness windows replacement project will capture the resilience, faith and endurance of African Americans and our nation’s struggle with the original sins of racism and slavery. We hope these new installations tell a new, more inclusive story, and reflect the dignity of each beloved child of God.

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Ignatius Forum

Our Future in Space

Space is the new frontier for humanity, from private space flight to the possibility of life “out there.” Watch an encore presentation of the 2021 Ignatius Forum with Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos; NASA Administrator Bill Nelson; Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines; Astronomer Avi Loeb and theologian David Wilkinson.

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Social Justice

Lighting the Way Toward Justice

The power of symbols is that they not only speak for us, but they possess the ability to speak to us.  

Canon Missioner Leonard Hamlin Sr. explains why the Cathedral was lit in June for Gun Violence Prevention, Capital Pride and Juneteenth.

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interfaith discussion

Where Do We Go From Here?

Join us as we seek to address how faith leaders navigate the joys and challenges of interfaith collaboration. The Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr. and Martin Luther King III host this conversation with Senator Rafael Warnock and other faith leaders. This video premiered on April 9, 2021 ET.

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online series

Honest to God

The Spring 2021 series features Jon Meacham, Michael Collins and Linda Earley Chastang on the legacy of John Lewis; Senate Chaplain Barry Black and House Chaplain Margaret Kibben; and world-renowned chef and humanitarian José Andrés.

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A Long, Long Way: Conversations on Race and Film

Before his death in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. remarked that while the nation had come “a long, long way” in its quest for racial justice, it still had a long, long way to go. In this spirit, the Long, Long Way Film Weekend at Washington National Cathedral compares historical and contemporary film, offering a unique opportunity to explore narratives of race and prejudice over time.

This year, the series moves online as a two-part event, comparing Casablanca (1942), Crash (2004), and Black Panther (2018)

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Cathedral Oral Histories

The Cathedral’s Racial Justice Task Force presents a series of first-person oral histories from African American members of the Cathedral community to help us all learn, reflect and walk forward together.

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