The Cathedral's public programs explore the intersection of sacred and civic life, convening people from all walks of life to examine important issues through the lens of the Gospel.

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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Faith, Compassion, and Healing our National Divides

Friday, November 20 • 11 am est

Join us for an online conversation with 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. Moderated by broadcaster Krista Tippett.

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We the People

As a House of Prayer for All People, we want to ensure that all people have a voice and a vote in the 2020 elections. We all get to decide what kind of country we want to be, and as we each make these decisions, we will wrap our votes in prayer.

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Honest to God

Washington National Cathedral presents “Honest to God,” an online series featuring wisdom leaders, theologians and others offering spiritual content for these times.

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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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