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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Washington National Cathedral
Hundreds of people joined foreign dignitaries, civil-rights leaders and the vice president of the United States on Wednesday to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela.
The most senior foreign ambassador in the U.S. had just returned to Washington from a trip when a reporter informed him that Nelson Mandela had died. "Oh! What a tragedy! What a tragedy! What a tragedy!' exclaimed Ambassador Roble Olhaye of the African nation of Djibouti.
Tourists visiting Washington D.C. will have to dig a little deeper into their pockets if they plan to visit the National Cathedral next year. Beginning in January, the cathedral will charge an admission fee in response to a looming deficit.
The Washington National Cathedral, a symbol of unity among faithful Americans, was the site of a politically divisive event promoting gun control on Sunday.
On Sunday outside the Washington National Cathedral, blacksmiths will “forge firearms into garden tools" as a symbolic enactment of this year’s theme, “Swords into Plowshares.” It is illegal in the District of Columbia to possess a firearm that is not registered.
Flip Wilson, a popular television comedian from the '70s, created a worldly preacher called Rev. LeRoy, pastor of the "Church of What's Happening Now." Any resemblance to any actual church was not at all coincidental. Rev. Leroy once told the congregation that he was "going to Las Vegas because there's sin there and I'm going to put a stop to it. If I can't stop it, at least I'm going to slow it down."
Among those flocking to the Washington Navy Yard amid reports of a mass shooting Monday were those trained over a lifetime to handle life tragedies and incomprehensible acts of violence.
A woman charged with defacing the Washington National Cathedral with green paint and suspected of similar vandalism at the Lincoln Memorial and other sites has been admitted to a hospital psychiatric ward.
The Lincoln Memorial, the Washington National Cathedral and other monuments in the nation's capital have fallen victim to lax immigration policies.
Healing and forgiveness were the prevailing attitudes at the Washington National Cathedral a week after green paint was found splattered within two of its chapels and on three other well-known sites around the District.
The woman charged with defacing portions of the Washington National Cathedral with green paint will be monitored by both federal immigration and local officials after her release from the D.C. Jail.
A woman was arrested Monday in connection with vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral after green paint was found splattered inside two of the cathedral's chapels.
D.C. police say a woman has been arrested at the Washington National Cathedral in connection with vandalism there.
D.C. police on Monday arrested a woman in a string of green-paint vandalism in the District, but officials said they did not know whether she was responsible for all or just some of the incidents that include Friday's attack on the Lincoln Memorial.
The dean of the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday criticized the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act as a "filthy enactment" and asked parishioners to work together to reverse the decision.