Religion, Spiritual Development

Washington National Cathedral

A house of prayer for all people

aka Washington National Cathedral; Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the City and Diocese of Washington   |   WASHINGTON, DC   |  www.cathedral.org

Mission

Washington National Cathedral is dedicated to serve as a house of prayer for all people and a spiritual home for the nation. We strive to fulfill our mission in four main areas: - as a national church, dedicated to serving the country and its many faith traditions; - as a national treasure, dedicated to serving visitors and pilgrims; - as the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, dedicated to serving the diocese, the three schools on the Cathedral Close, and its worshiping community; - as a convener, dedicated to create programming to bring people together in conversation and partnership.

Ruling year info

1986

Dean

Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

Main address

3101 WISCONSIN AVE. NW

WASHINGTON, DC 20016 USA

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EIN

53-0196604

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Christian (X20)

Music (A68)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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In a world that seems in constant turmoil, our faith compels us to answer the Prophet Isaiah’s call to be repairers of the breach. This Cathedral has been blessed with a distinctive position at the intersection of civic and sacred life, and we aim to be a witness for Jesus Christ and to serve as an agent of reconciliation and moral leadership. We make no claims of having all of the answers; rather we seek to serve using the unique gifts God has given us. We recognize that the stones that make up this Cathedral—with their rich history and visibility within our nation’s capital—need to be living stones, providing a distinctive voice within the civic and religious life of our city and our country.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Cathedal Scholars Program

The Cathedral Scholars Program works to expand opportunity, access and success in postsecondary education for talented students from D.C. public high schools who are traditionally underrepresented on college campuses.

Population(s) Served
Students
Minorities

As a sacred space of national recognition, the Cathedral provides a ministry to current military and veterans by assisting them and their families in the healing of their minds, bodies, and spirits.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

Where we work

Charting impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Washington National Cathedral seeks to be a catalyst for spiritual harmony in our nation, reconciliation among faiths and compassion in the world.

Across all of our work, we commit ourselves to serving our sisters and brothers in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, the Close schools and the wider Episcopal Church. All that we do will be animated by the core values of excellence, innovation, responsible stewardship and effective communication. The Cathedral community is focused on four core priorities: WELCOMING: We will be warm and generous in spirit, opening our hearts and our doors to all people. DEEPENING: We will proclaim a vision of God’s Kingdom that is grounded in love, compassion and justice, and we will create opportunities for spiritual growth through worship, music and the arts. CONVENING: We will bring people together to engage in the work of reconciliation, promote interfaith engagement, and support the efforts of the wider church to discern a vision for Christianity in the 21st century. SERVING: We will partner with our neighbors locally, nationally and internationally to work to address issues of social and racial justice.

As we plot a course for the Cathedral over the next five years, we choose to embrace these creative tensions rather than run from them. We cherish these multiple identities, and we are committed to sustaining and expanding each of our vital relationships. The Cathedral has adopted a 5 years strategic plan (2019-2024) with four pillars anchored in four key areas: Welcoming, Deepening, Convening and Serving. In each of these four areas, we will build and expand on the strengths of our existing work and provide opportunities for people to experience a deeper faith through our investments in worship, music and programming. We will also make a focused commitment to meaningful interfaith dialogue, the work of racial justice and reconciliation and the needs of our military families and veterans. At the same time, we will continue to respond to issues of moral and spiritual significance, both in our nation and in the church. We know that we cannot do this work alone, and we actively seek partnerships from individuals and organizations who share our commitments and values.

We will: -Evaluate and enhance our programs and policies in order to provide a world-class visitor experience that is hospitable, efficient, memorable and transformative -Develop collaborative partnerships across the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, the wider church and the nation to combat social injustice, focusing on issues including poverty, gun violence prevention, environmental justice and immigration -Expand interfaith conversations and programming that engage and respect the insights and contributions of the world’s faith traditions -Create new opportunities for members of the Cathedral community to grow spiritually and draw closer to God through serving others

Washington National Cathedral serves serves as our nation's house of prayer. We will continue to respond to issues of moral and spiritual significance, both in our nation and in the church. We know that we cannot do this work alone, and we actively seek partnerships from individuals and organizations who share our commitments and values. Most importantly, we will move forward with our strategic priorities with our hearts wide open, striving to welcome everyone to the Cathedral with a warmth and hospitality that matches the grandeur of the building. We do this because welcoming is the beginning of dialogue, dialogue is the beginning of understanding, and understanding is the foundation of real relationships.

Financials

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