(Get Religion) George Conger–Where’s the religion at Washington’s National Cathedral?

…have the Anglican wars played a part in the cathedral’s financial problems? While the amount of money generated by those worshiping on site has grown, giving to support the cathedral from the wider Episcopal world has fallen off. Why? The article states fundraising was easier for the cathedral when it sought to finish construction ”” an 82 year building campaign.

Could the cathedral’s whole-hearted adoption of the progressive religious and political agenda have anything to do with the little old ladies in Alabama cutting back on their gifts? The article does not ask this question.

As written, the article could have described the problems facing any graying urban institution. Swap out the names and you could recycle this as a story about an art museum, library, orchestra, ballet or other worthy cultural institution. Perhaps the real story here is that the Washington National Cathedral is not seen as a religious institution by the Post but as a temple of ethical culture?

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2 comments on “(Get Religion) George Conger–Where’s the religion at Washington’s National Cathedral?

  1. CSeitz-ACI says:

    TCI is sponsoring a very fine “College of Preachers” and we are getting good attendance and evaluation. We felt that particular mission of the Cathedral was something the church could still use. If I may, see http://www.cranmerinstitute.org

  2. Jill Woodliff says:

    The cathedral once invited former Iranian president Khatami to speak. President Khatami backed the call by Iranian President Ahmadinejad for the annihilation of Israel, and as president in 2000 told Iranian television that God commanded the faithful to kill the wicked. “We should mobilize the whole Islamic world for a sharp confrontation with the Zionist regime,” he said.