Lecture Archive

The Washington National Cathedral lecture archive is expanding to include multimedia links for lectures dating back to 2001.

  • Guest Lecturer

    November 24, 2014 7:30 PM

    Fiction Fun! with Gary Hall

    A monthly discussion of classic and contemporary novels. This month: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

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    October 20, 2014 7:30 PM

    Fiction Fun! with Gary Hall

    A monthly discussion of classic and contemporary novels. This month: Regeneration by Pat Barker

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    October 18, 2014 8:30 AM

    Stitches in Sacred and Secular Spaces: A Needlework Symposium

    An exploration of ecclesiastical and Cathedral needlework from an October 2014 symposium.

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    October 2, 2014 7:30 PM

    TREC: Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church

    A night of prayer, presentations, Q&A, and Engagement

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    September 29, 2014 7:30 PM

    Fiction Fun! with Gary Hall

    A monthly discussion of classic and contemporary novels. This month: The Professor’s House by Willa Cather

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    September 5, 2014 2:00 PM

    After Ferguson: Racism, Violence, and the Church’s Response

    A panel of pastors and theologians from diverse traditions explores how and why the events in Ferguson are a theological concern that requires reflection and response from all Christians.

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    June 26, 2014 7:30 PM

    Fiction Fun! with Gary Hall

    A monthly discussion of classic and contemporary novels. This month: NW by Zadie Smith.

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    May 22, 2014 7:30 PM

    Fiction Fun! with Gary Hall

    A monthly discussion of classic and contemporary novels. This month: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway.

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    April 24, 2014 7:30 PM

    Fiction Fun! with Gary Hall

    A monthly discussion of classic and contemporary novels. This month: Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel.

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    March 27, 2014 7:30 PM

    Fiction Fun! with Gary Hall

    A monthly discussion of classic and contemporary novels. This month: The Circle by Dave Eggers.

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    March 7, 2014 9:30 AM

    Beyond Religion: Ethics for the Whole World

    A talk by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso

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    February 24, 2014 7:30 PM

    The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham City Jail”

    Washington National Cathedral and the Aspen Institute co-sponsored a public forum exploring the ongoing significance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham City Jail.” Come to the National Cathedral for an evening of engaging conversation with Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, law professor Stephen Carter, and civil rights leader Julian Bond—joined by Cathedral Dean Gary Hall— reflecting upon how far we have come as a nation since Dr. King’s letter, and how much remains to be done. Moderated by Walter Isaacson.

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    February 20, 2014 7:30 PM

    Fiction Fun! with Gary Hall

    A monthly discussion of classic and contemporary novels. This month: Dear Life by Alice Munro.

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    January 23, 2014 7:30 PM

    Fiction Fun! with Gary Hall

    A monthly discussion of classic and contemporary novels. This month: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.

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    March 21, 2013 7:30 PM

    “You’re Such a Martyr!”: The History and Controversy of Persecution in the Early Church

    Dr. Candida Moss, professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame, offers an evening lecture based on her new book.

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    March 12, 2013 7:30 PM

    Prophetic Views of the Created Order

    Ellen Davis

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    February 21, 2013 7:30 PM

    The Relationship of Faith, Food, and Poverty: An Interfaith Discussion

    An interfaith panel explores the questions: How do we grow hospitality, generosity, and reconciliation through food distribution, just water access, and sustainable farming? What does ‘justice for the poor’ look like when the earth and its resources are treated as integral to communion with God?

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    February 19, 2013 7:30 PM

    Dramas of Love and Dirt: Soil and the Salvation of the World

    Norman Wirzba

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    February 6, 2013 7:30 PM

    “...to the thousandth generation”: God, Poverty, and the Future of Love

    Willis Jenkins

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    January 30, 2013 7:30 PM

    In Search of China’s Soul: Money, Politics, and the Pressure for Social Change

    The Ignatius Program 2013 featured keynote speaker Chen Guangcheng, the blind lawyer/activist who dramatically escaped house arrest in northeast China and took refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing before winning asylum in the U.S.

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    November 8, 2012 7:30 PM

    A Evening with Barbara Kingsolver

    Barbara Kingsolver

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    November 5, 2012 7:30 PM

    Reading the Bible as an Ecological Act

    Richard Bauckham

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    October 23, 2012 7:30 PM

    Panel Discussion: The Muslim Experience in America

    A timely panel addressed the challenges that Muslims in the United States continue to face, including suspicion and discrimination, and what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia.

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    October 16, 2012 7:30 PM

    Animals at Home on the Earth: Lessons for People of Faith

    Laura Hobgood-Oster introduces the situations animals face today and provides instructive ways for how people of faith can respond with compassion and hospitality.

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    May 18, 2012 7:30 PM

    An Evening with Ann Patchett

    A reading co-sponsored by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation

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    March 26, 2012 7:30 PM

    An Evening with the Bishop and Brian McLaren

    Please join us for the capstone event in our Lenten book study of McLaren’s book Finding Our Way Again. An opportunity to discuss the book with Bishop Mariann and the author and to share your own experiences with spiritual practices and the deepening of faith.

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    March 25, 2012 7:30 PM

    Jesus and Tragedy

    An evening with Terry Eagleton.

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    October 13, 2011 7:30 PM

    POSTPONED: Ignatius Program: What is a Just War? For and Against Humanitarian Intervention

    POSTPONED: The 2011 Nancy and Paul Ignatius Program. Date to be announced.

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    April 7, 2011 6:30 PM

    Values and Diplomacy: A Conversation with Former Secretaries of State

    An evening with former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright, James Baker, and Colin Powell, moderated by Walter Isaacson.

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    February 18, 2011 7:30 PM

    An Evening with Jonathan Franzen

    The award-winning writer reads from his newly published novel, Freedom.

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    October 5, 2010 7:30 PM

    Ignatius Program: Governing across the Divide

    The fall 2010 Ignatius program focused on the breakdown of the political dialogue in our country today.

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    May 17, 2010 7:30 PM

    The Wisdom Jesus: Transformational Teaching for Today's Times

    Cynthia Bourgeault offers a lecture in the Cathedral nave. Time and tickets are tbd.

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    April 30, 2010 8:00 PM

    Discovering Stories That Need to Be Told

    An evening of readings and conversation with celebrated Chilean-American author Isabel Allende

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    March 3, 2010 7:00 PM

    Christian-Muslim Summit Public Dialogue

    The Christian-Muslim Summit concludes with a public dialogue among the summit participants for invited guests on Wednesday, March 3, at 7 pm, in the Cathedral nave.

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    January 13, 2010

    School of Prayer

    Six-week winter session on prayer in the context of the holy season of Lent.

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    November 5, 2009 7:30 PM

    Counterfeit Gods

    Book lecture and signing with the Rev. Timothy Keller.

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    October 25, 2009 5:30 PM

    Film Screening and Discussion: Journey into America

    Film screening and discussion with film producer Akbar Ahmed

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    October 7, 2009 7:30 PM

    Afghanistan and Pakistan: America's Challenge: Solving the Impossible

    Join us for an examination of the issues surrounding Afghanistan and Pakistan

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    July 11, 2009 5:00 PM

    Sustaining Service: Spiritually Managing Stress in Diverse Service Work

    A free teaching and meditation program with Indian meditation leader Swami Adhyatmananda.

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    March 27, 2009 8:00 PM

    Divine Sanity: Thoughts on the Creative Life

    with Elizabeth Gilbert

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    November 12, 2008 7:30 PM

    East-West Enlightenment

    Lecture by Deepak Chopra

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    October 21, 2008 7:00 PM

    America & the World: Picking Up the Pieces

    The Inaugural Paul and Nancy Ignatius Program

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    September 29, 2008 7:30 PM

    Listener’s Companion

    Lecture by Garrison Keillor

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    September 16, 2008 7:30 PM

    Acedia and Us

    Lecture by Kathleen Norris

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    September 11, 2008 7:00 PM

    Beyond Tolerance: Touching the Heart of Religious America

    Lecture by Gustav Niebuhr

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  • Guest Lecturer

    June 7, 2008

    Centennial Artist’s Talk

    “Capturing Gothic Light: The Cathedral Photography of Frederick Evans”

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    May 31, 2008

    Centennial Artist’s Talk

    “Majesty and Mystery: Frederick Hart and the Creation Sculptures”.

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    May 20, 2008 7:30 PM

    One Sky: Solving Climate Change Together

    Panel with Majora Carter, K.C. Golden, Betsy Taylor, and host Eugene Sutton

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    May 17, 2008

    Centennial Artist’s Talk

    “Jewels of Light: The Poetry of Stained Glass”.

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    May 10, 2008

    Centennial Artist’s Talk

    “Forged by Fire: Flora, Fauna, and Fantasy in Wrought Iron” with Nol Putnam.

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    May 3, 2008

    Centennial Artist’s Talk

    Centennial Artist’s Talk: “Inspiration in Stone: Cathedral Architecture” with John Runkle.

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    April 26, 2008

    Lecture: “The Echo in the Well”

    Lecture: “The Echo in the Well: The Secret Voices of Everyday Life” with David Whyte.

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    April 26, 2008

    Centennial Artist’s Talk

    “Shapers of Stone: The Carvers of the Cathedral” with Majorie Hunt.

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    April 19, 2008

    Centennial Artist’s Talk

    “Nature’s Sacred Spaces: The Gardens and Grounds of Washington National Cathedral” with Joe Luebke.

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    April 12, 2008

    Centennial Artist’s Talk

    “Stone by Stone: Constructing a Gothic Cathedral in the Nation’s Capital” with Joe Alonso.

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    April 5, 2008

    Centennial Artist’s Talk

    “Symbols and Stories: Needlepoint” with Nancy Lukoskie.

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    March 31, 2008 7:30 PM

    MLK’s Nonviolence: Asleep After 40 Years?

    Public lecture by Taylor Branch on Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  • Guest Lecturer

    February 26, 2008

    Approaching God through Poetry

    Hosted by Esther DeWaal.

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    February 20, 2008 7:00 PM

    Lifting the Veil on Addiction

    Lecture by William Cope Moyers

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    November 13, 2007 7:30 PM

    Centennial Address: The Spirituality of Reconciliation

    Lecture by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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    October 29, 2007 7:30 PM

    Panel Discussion: “The U.S. and Iran: a Difficult History”

    Panel on U.S. Iran Relations with Bruce Laingen, Stephen Kinzer, Trita Parsi, and Dr. Abbas Amanat, moderated by Congressman Wayne T. Gilchrest

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    October 2, 2007 7:30 PM

    Creativity: Confidence of the Heart

    Lecture by Ann Patchett

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    May 1, 2007 7:30 PM

    The Origin of the Groceries

    Lecture by Barbara Kingsolver

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    April 27, 2007 7:30 PM

    God and the Genome

    Lecture by Francis S. Collins

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    April 18, 2007 7:30 PM

    Enlightened Living

    Lecture by Lama Surya Das

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  • Guest Lecturer

    March 9, 2007 7:30 PM

    Jesus Betrayed

    Lecture by Karen King

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    February 15, 2007 7:30 PM

    The Cost of Love and Conscience

    Lecture by Nora Gallagher

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    February 6, 2007 7:30 PM

    Misquoting Jesus

    Lecture by Bart Ehrman

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    December 1, 2006 7:30 PM

    Healing between Spirit and Medicine

    Lecture by Larry Dossey

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    November 14, 2006 7:30 PM

    In the Company of Legends and Friends

    Lecture by Isabel Allende, with Jean Shinoda Bolen

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    October 11, 2006 7:30 PM

    The Faith Club

    Conversation with Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner

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    September 27, 2006 7:30 PM

    A Ministry of Reconciliation: Christianity and the Political Divide

    Lecture by John C. Danforth

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    September 20, 2006 7:30 PM

    In This Together: Religion and Science to Save Biodiversity!

    Lecture by E.O. Wilson

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    September 7, 2006 7:30 PM

    Interfaith Dialogue and the Role of Religion in Peace

    Lecture by former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami

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    June 7, 2006 7:30 PM

    Leaving Church: From Public Truth to Private Truth

    Lecture by Barbara Brown Taylor

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    May 16, 2006 7:30 PM

    Simply Christian

    Lecture by N.T. Wright

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    April 21, 2006 7:30 PM

    The Joyous Science of Kindness and Wisdom

    Lecture by Sharon Salzburg and Robert Thurman

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    April 18, 2006 7:30 PM

    The Promise of Jesus: Abundant Life for All

    Lecture by John Shelby Spong

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    April 5, 2006 7:00 PM

    The Art of the Sermon

    A tribute to Frederick Buechner with Thomas G. Long, Eugene T. Sutton, Barbara Brown Taylor, and Jody Hassett Sanchez.

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    March 29, 2006 7:30 PM

    What Jesus Meant

    Lecture by Garry Wills

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    March 14, 2006 7:30 PM

    The Last Week

    Lecture by Marcus Borg

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    February 7, 2006 7:30 PM

    Confessing Christ: The Prophetic Witness of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    Lecture by Victoria Barnett

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    January 11, 2006 7:30 PM

    Spread Your Cloak over Me

    Panel with Hibba Abugidieri, Kathy Grieb, and Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

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    December 8, 2005

    Season of Promise, Songs of Light

    An Advent Mini-retreat with John Bell

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    December 6, 2005 7:30 PM

    Wrestling with and Writing from the Heart

    Lecture by Jan Karon

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    November 17, 2005 7:30 PM

    The Potent Spiral of Body-Soul Wisdom

    Lecture by Marion Woodman

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    November 11, 2005 7:30 PM

    Meditation on the Move: From Monastery to Lab to Main Street

    Panel with Daniel Goleman, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Thomas Keating, with Lynn Neary

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    October 12, 2005 7:30 PM

    What Is Effective Faith-Based Political Engagement?

    Lecture by Jean Bethke Elshtain

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    September 14, 2005 7:30 PM

    The Soul of Christianity

    Huston Smith interviewed by Ray Suarez

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    September 11, 2005 7:30 PM

    The Prophet of Economic Possibilities for the Poor

    Lecture by Jeffrey Sachs

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    May 10, 2005 7:30 PM

    Saturday Night Meets Sunday Morning Music

    An Evening with Emily and Don Saliers

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    April 27, 2005 7:30 PM

    From Country Roads to Mean Streets

    Lecture by Ched Myers

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    April 13, 2005 7:30 PM

    The Illuminating Black Madonna

    Lecture by Sue Monk Kidd

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    March 5, 2005 9:30 AM

    In God(s) We Trust

    James Hillman Lecture and Workshop

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    February 16, 2005

    Lecture: Thomas Merton’s Contemplative Vision: Photography as Prayer

    Thomas Merton’s Contemplative Vision: Photography as Prayer

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    December 7, 2004

    The Inner Voice

    Lecture by Renée Fleming

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    November 17, 2004 7:30 PM

    A Thinking Person’s Take On Christianity with a Mystical Twist

    Lecture by Marcus Borg

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    October 23, 2004 5:00 PM

    Sensible Mysticism: Studying the Great Religions

    Lecture by Karen Armstrong

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    October 4, 2004 7:00 PM

    The Patron Saint of Playful Spiritual Affection and Passionate Social Action: St. Francis

    Lecture by Jon M. Sweeney

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    June 2, 2004 7:00 PM

    The Reformation: A History

    Lecture by Diarmaid MacCulloch

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    April 23, 2004 7:30 PM

    The Son of Man and the Modern Crisis

    Lecture by Andrew Harvey

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    March 31, 2004 7:30 PM

    Abraham: An Interfaith Portrait of Hope

    Lecture by Bruce Feiler

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    February 25, 2004 7:30 PM

    The Healing Power of Generosity

    Lecture by Jim Wallis

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    February 19, 2004 7:00 PM

    “Faith & Doubt” Lecture Series (Part 5/5): Epilogue and Beyond: Returning to the Lingering Questions

    Lecture by Helen Whitney

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    February 12, 2004 7:00 PM

    “Faith & Doubt” Lecture Series (Part 4/5): The Face of Religion: Interpreting Violence in Religious Texts

    Lecture by Brad Hirschfield

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    February 5, 2004 7:00 PM

    “Faith & Doubt” Lecture Series (Part 3/5): The Face of Evil: Seeking an adequate understanding of Evil

    Lecture by Lorenzo Albacete

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    January 29, 2004 7:00 PM

    “Faith & Doubt” Lecture Series (Part 2/5): The Face of God: Ministering to the injured at the Pentagon

    Lecture by Jay Magness

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    January 22, 2004 7:00 PM

    “Faith & Doubt” Lecture Series (Part 1/5): Faith and Doubt beyond Ground Zero: Stumbling across our Spiritual Anxiety

    Lecture by Helen Whitney

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    January 20, 2004 7:30 PM

    Embodying “God’s Earth-shaking Mercy”

    Lecture by James Alison

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    December 2, 2003 7:30 PM

    Pilgrimage: The Heart of Islam

    Lecture by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

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    November 20, 2003 7:00 PM

    “The Abrahamic Traditions: A Comparison of Faiths” Lecture Series (Part 6/6): Repairing the Breach

    Rabbi James Michaels, Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon and Imam Yahya Hendi explore the three major religions that look to Abraham as their progenitor.

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    November 19, 2003 7:30 PM

    A Stand Against Hate

    Lecture by Abraham Foxman

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    November 13, 2003 7:00 PM

    “The Abrahamic Traditions: A Comparison of Faiths” Lecture Series (Part 5/6): Common Stories

    Rabbi James Michaels, Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon and Imam Yahya Hendi explore the three major religions that look to Abraham as their progenitor.

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    November 6, 2003 7:00 PM

    “The Abrahamic Traditions: A Comparison of Faiths” Lecture Series (Part 4/6): Sacred Texts

    Rabbi James Michaels, Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon and Imam Yahya Hendi explore the three major religions that look to Abraham as their progenitor.

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    November 4, 2003 7:30 PM

    Visions of the Holy

    Lecture by Meinrad Craighead

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    October 30, 2003 7:00 PM

    “The Abrahamic Traditions: A Comparison of Faiths” Lecture Series (Part 3/6): Judaism

    Rabbi James Michaels, Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon and Imam Yahya Hendi explore the three major religions that look to Abraham as their progenitor.

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    October 23, 2003 7:00 PM

    “The Abrahamic Traditions: A Comparison of Faiths” Lecture Series (Part 2/6): Islam

    Rabbi James Michaels, Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon and Imam Yahya Hendi explore the three major religions that look to Abraham as their progenitor.

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    October 16, 2003 7:00 PM

    “The Abrahamic Traditions: A Comparison of Faiths” Lecture Series (Part 1/6): Christianity

    Rabbi James Michaels, Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon and Imam Yahya Hendi explore the three major religions that look to Abraham as their progenitor.

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    September 11, 2003 4:00 PM

    Cultivating Peace as an Antidote to Violence

    A Teaching by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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    April 30, 2003 7:30 PM

    Brother of Jesus?

    An Evening with Hershel Shanks and Ben Witherington

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    April 29, 2003

    Sacred Poetry: An Evening with Scott Cairns

    Sacred Poetry: An Evening with Scott Cairns

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    April 29, 2003

    The Brother of Jesus?

    Ben Witherington and Hershel Shanks

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    April 23, 2003 7:30 PM

    Toward Commitment

    An Evening with Diane and John Rehm

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    April 10, 2003 7:00 PM

    Waging Peace (Part 2/2)

    A Two-Part Discussion of Religion-Based Peacemaking Sponsored by Washington National Cathedral and the United States Institute of Peace

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    April 8, 2003 7:00 PM

    Waging Peace (Part 1/2)

    A Two-Part Discussion of Religion-Based Peacemaking Sponsored by Washington National Cathedral and the United States Institute of Peace

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    March 11, 2003 7:30 PM

    Faith-based Diplomacy: Trumping Realpolitik

    Lecture by Doug Johnston

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    February 25, 2003 7:30 PM

    How Jesus Became Anti-Jewish: Misreading Scripture

    Lecture by Amy-Jill Levine

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    November 13, 2002

    Hastings Lecture

    The College of Preachers presented its seventh annual lecture.

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    November 5, 2002 7:30 PM

    Jews & Christians: A New Conversation (Part 2/2)

    An Evening with Krister Stendahl and Tikva Frymer–Kensky

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    October 22, 2002 7:30 PM

    Jews & Christians: A New Conversation (Part 1/2)

    An evening with Rabbi David Rosen and the Rev. Dr. James Forbes

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    October 10, 2002

    Historic Hestercombe Gardens: An English Paradise Regained

    Lecture by Philip White of Aberdeen University.

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    October 9, 2002 7:30 PM

    A Private History of Awe

    Lecture by Scott Russell Sanders

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  • Guest Lecturer

    September 20, 2002 7:30 PM

    The Living Jesus

    Lecture by Luke Timothy Johnson

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  • Guest Lecturer

    May 14, 2002 7:30 PM

    The Good Life

    Lecture by Peter Gomes

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  • Guest Lecturer

    May 1, 2002 7:30 PM

    The Other Voice: Writing in Conversation with God

    Lecture by Gail Godwin

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  • Guest Lecturer

    April 10, 2002 7:30 PM

    Arab Christians: An Endangered Species

    Lecture by Bishop Riah Abu El-Assal (2002 Claggett Scholar Lecture)

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  • Guest Lecturer

    April 10, 2002 7:30 PM

    2002 Claggett Scholar Lecture

    Arab Christians: An Endangered Species

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  • Guest Lecturer

    April 5, 2002 7:30 PM

    The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

    Lecture by Julia Cameron

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  • Guest Lecturer

    March 12, 2002 7:00 PM

    Personal Faith and Public Choices: Revisiting September 11

    Panel hosted by Tim Russert, with E. J. Dionne, Sen. Sam Brownback, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Betty McCollum, and Professor Akbar Ahmed

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  • Guest Lecturer

    September 26, 2001 7:30 PM

    One Way of Wondering: Telling Serious Stories about Jesus

    Lecture by Reynolds Price

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  • Guest Lecturer

    September 21, 2001 7:30 PM

    Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity

    An Evening with David Whyte

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  • Guest Lecturer

    May 8, 2001

    The Changing Marks of Anglicanism

    2001 Claggett Lecture by the Very Rev. John A. Simpson.

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  • Guest Lecturer

    March 24, 2001

    Stained Glass at Washington National Cathedral

    Rowan LeCompte, who designed many Cathedral stained glass windows, lectures.

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  • Guest Lecturer

    January 18, 2001

    Lecture: “Living Faithfully in a Violent World”

    With Marian Wright Edelman

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  • Guest Lecturer

    February 4, 1999 7:30 PM

    An Evening with the Real-life Heroine of Dead Man Walking

    Sister Helen Prejean takes us on the faith journey behind and beyond the Oscar-winning film.

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  • Guest Lecturer

    October 22, 1995 7:30 PM

    The Church’s Crisis: Children in Need (Teleconference)

    Washington National Cathedral Teleconference Examines the Role of the Church in Aiding Children at Risk

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  • Guest Lecturer

    December 3, 1994 7:30 PM

    The Church in a Violent Society

    Washington National Cathedral convened a national teleconference on The Church in a Violent Society, with Tim Russert, George Stephanopoulos, and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’sConnor.

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Parking at the Cathedral

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