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Meredith MacKenzie and Tony Franquiz, West End Strategy Team
(202) 776-7700

Kevin Eckstrom, Chief Communications Officer
(202) 537-2238

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Press Release Archive


Cathedral Adds Stone Carving of Elie Wiesel to Its Human Rights Porch

Posted on April 27, 2021

Throughout his life, Wiesel used his voice to try to confront gross human rights abuses and prevent genocide, understanding that taking action early could prevent others from suffering the same fate that befell millions of Jews during the Holocaust.

Statement on the Guilty Verdict in the Death of George Floyd

Posted on April 20, 2021

What we did not know until today was whether our criminal justice system would render justice in a case of a White officer taking the life of a Black man. 

After Back-to-Back Mass Shootings, America Must Do Better

Posted on March 23, 2021

The sad truth is that we do this to ourselves. We allow ourselves to live this way and we fail to hold our lawmakers accountable.

Dean Hollerith: Words Matter as America Confronts Ugly Racism

Posted on March 19, 2021

When our words are used to demean and dehumanize, it’s not long before our actions can follow. There is no place for casual racism in our country, in our church or in the Kingdom of God. 

Cathedral to Host Public Vaccination of Clergy with Drs. Collins and Fauci

Posted on March 12, 2021

Event will be held inside the Cathedral and will feature remarks from Fauci and Collins, followed by public vaccination of a diverse group of D.C.-area faith leaders from impacted communities

Cathedral Announces Jon Meacham as Canon Historian

Posted on March 10, 2021

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian will help shape programming and events at the Cathedral around issues of faith, spirituality and the American story.

Dean Hollerith: I was Wrong and I am Sorry

Posted on February 10, 2021

It is important that  we seek reconciliation and relationship with those with whom we disagree, but not at the expense of the sacred dignity and worth of our LGBTQ friends and families. 

Black History Month: Something to Celebrate

Posted on February 02, 2021

Black History Month recounts specific moments, achievements and milestones, but it also presents an opportunity to recall a witness of faith that has provided countless people the strength to “see a way out of no way.”

Cathedral to Host Virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service

Posted on January 19, 2021

“We are honored to welcome the nation to pause, give thanks and seek God’s help in the hard work ahead," said Dean Randy Hollerith.

Bishop Budde and Dean Hollerith on Election Violence

Posted on January 06, 2021

Mr. President, there has been no fraudulent election. You called your supporters to our capitol, you fed their wild fantasies and conspiracy theories. You whipped them into a frenzy.  This is not acceptable.

Thousands of Origami Doves Take Flight at National Cathedral

Posted on December 20, 2020

Beginning in December through mid-2021, the Cathedral will host an exhibit, which shows thousands of doves “flying” through its nave, to symbolize hope and optimism for the new year

As America Mourns 300,000 COVID dead, Cathedral Dean Says: ‘God Forgive Us’

Posted on December 14, 2020

I have grown weary of tolling this bell. I don’t want to toll this bell any more. I don’t want to lose any more lives. God forgive us if we find ourselves tolling this bell again at 400,000 lives lost.