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Cathedral programs and lectures focus on core aspects of our mission, including our Veterans Initiative, advocacy for equality and safety for all people, developing the Cathedral as a venue for the arts, and continuing our interfaith work. Join us in engaging our world and issues we face from a perspective of faith and with the example of Jesus’ call in the Gospels.

This week at the Cathedral »

Getting to the Truth: Writing in the First Person

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Friday–Sunday, May 29–31
Creative writers at every level are invited to this three-day conference led by Nora Gallagher and Barbara Brown Taylor. The workshop emphasizes both the process and the discovery of writing. Explore how the search for the right word can become a spiritual practice, what to do when we fall into cliché, and how to find the story. Learn more »

Exploring Islam in America

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Tuesdays, April 7, 14, & 21

Join Dr. Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, professor of the History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Georgetown University, for this three-week exploration of the Muslim faith and its history in the U.S.

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Jewels of Light:
A Festival of Stained Glass

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Saturday, June 20, 10 am–3 pm

Bring the whole family to the grounds of Washington National Cathedral to explore the art and craft of stained glass.

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Veterans Initiative

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The Cathedral has always been a place of remembrance and healing for our nation and its veterans. The Veterans Initiative honors those who have served and offers spiritual healing.

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Advocacy

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In the Cathedral’s commitment to live out Jesus’ example in the Gospels of equality, inclusion, and safety for all God’s children, the Cathedral is committed to working for well-being of all people.

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Venue for the Arts

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The Cathedral is building on its long tradition of excellence in music and building arts with a commitment to the visual and performing arts. Recent exhibits have focused on needlework and explored international and interfaith themes of prayer and unity.

Current and upcoming exhibits »

Past exhibits »

Lectures and Forums

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Throughout the year, the Cathedral offers panels, lectures, and forums addressing current issues through the lens of faith. Guests have included the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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Interfaith Initiatives

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Through programs, lectures, and participation in the series of Christian-Muslim Summits, the Cathedral works for collaboration and better understanding among all faiths, with particular focus on the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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Congregation Programs

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Opportunities abound for congregation members and friends to learn more about congregation membership, explore Scripture and books, deepen your faith, and enjoy fellowship with other members.

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