Join the National Cathedral in a weekend of events exploring the impact of gun violence in America—from discussing the solutions that are working to coming together to realize what people of faith across the country can do to help.

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Prayers for the Nation

Friday, March 15, 2013

Throughout the day, the Cathedral will be open to visitors for private reflection. Special prayers for an end to gun violence and for the nation will be offered every 45 minutes, and visitors are encouraged to explore the Cathedral's sacred space on their own or in a guided tour.

Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 11 am - 3 pm

Urban community leaders, policymakers, and people of diverse faiths gather for a series of panel discussions and an interfaith service. Speakers include U.S. Representatives Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.); the Rev. Delman L. Coates, Ph.D.; the Rev. Carol Reese; the Rev. Alvin Herring; Jim Wallis; Dr. Rajwant Singh; Sayyid Syeed; and more. Cathedral Dean Gary Hall and Bishop of Washington Mariann Edgar Budde moderate the discussions.


Free tickets are required for attendance to this event. Please click below to claim yours.

Forum on Social Reconciliation

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 10:10 am

Cathedral Dean Gary Hall leads a discussion with psychologist and advocate Lauren Abramson about the place of reconciliation in our society—whether in relation to discord in a family or violence in a community—and about how reconciliation might offer hope to those in conflict.

Holy Eucharist

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 11:15 am

The Cathedral community continues its Lenten journey with the regular Sunday service of Holy Eucharist at which Dean Hall will offer another compelling sermon on the topic of gun violence.

Brought to you with generous support of friends of Washington National Cathedral, including the F.I.S.H. Foundation, Inc.


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