Gun Violence in America - Reflect, Unite, Act
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.
All events webcast live.
Thursday, March 14, 7 pm
Speaking from experience: leaders offer solutions - Bishop of Washington Mariann Edgar Budde moderates a panel discussion about the complexities of the issues surrounding gun violence and possible solutions with Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, emergency room expert Dr. Arthur Kellerman, and D.C. Metro Assistant Chief of Police Patrick Burke.
Friday, March 15, 10 am–5:30 pm
Prayers for the nation - Special prayers for an end to gun violence and for the nation are offered throughout the day, and the Cathedral is open to visitors for private prayer and reflection.
Saturday, March 16, 11 am–3 pm
Gun violence prevention sabbath weekend
11 am – Preceded by interfaith prayers and music, the first public panel of the day discusses violence in our local communities with the Rev. Dr. Delman L. Coates, senior pastor of Mount Ennon Baptist Church in Prince George’s County, Md.; the Rev. Carol Reese, Episcopal chaplain at Stroger Hospital in Chicago, Ill; and the Rev. Alvin Herring, director of training, PICO National Network.
12:30 pm – The day continues with Cathedral Dean Gary Hall gathering with