Washington National Cathedral Removing Confederate Windows

USA Today’s Sean Rossman reports, “Prodded by violence in Charlottesville, Va., the Washington National Cathedral will remove two stained-glass windows depicting Confederate generals, saying the displays ‘do not reflect our values.”’ A letter released by the heads of the cathedral on Wednesday said, “These windows are not only inconsistent with our current mission to serve as a house of prayer for all people, but also a barrier to our important work on racial justice and racial reconciliation.” Rossman writes, “The decision came after years of ‘considerable prayer and deliberation,’ starting after a church shooting in Charleston, S.C., the letter said.”

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