Gun Violence in America

Gun Sabbath 2013

National Gun Violence Sabbath
March 14–17, 2013

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


Faith Community Resources

Speaking From Experience: Seasoned Leaders Offer Solutions to Gun Violence

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 7 PM

On-demand webcast. Bishop of Washington Mariann Edgar Budde moderates a panel discussion with leaders including Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, emergency room expert Dr. Arthur Kellerman, and D.C. Metro Assistant Chief of Police Patrick Burke to consider the complexities of the issues surrounding gun violence and to offer insights and solutions. Learn more »

Prayers for the Nation

Friday, March 15, 2013, 10 AM

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 hourly at 45 minutes past the hour. Learn more »

Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 11 AM

On-demand webcast. The Cathedral, in partnership with Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, joins with congregations across the country in a “Sabbath Weekend” to lament the lives lost, unite with a common purpose, and act for positive change. Victims’ families, survivors, interfaith leaders, lawmakers, urban community leaders, and people of all faiths and perspectives gather for a series of panel discussions and an interfaith service. Learn more »

Social Reconciliation

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 10:10 AM

On-demand webcast. Cathedral Dean Gary Hall leads a discussion with psychologist and advocate Lauren Abramson about the place of reconciliation in our society and about how restoration might offer hope to people in conflict. Learn more »

Holy Eucharist

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 11:15 AM

On-demand webcast. The Cathedral community continues its Lenten journey with the regular Sunday service of Holy Eucharist at which Dean Hall provides another compelling sermon on the topic of gun violence. Learn more »

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

Parking at the Cathedral

Parking in the Cathedral’s underground garage is free on Sundays for services; parking for concerts and programs is available for an event-parking fee. Learn more about parking options for individuals and groups.