Thursday, June 9, 2016

DC's National Cathedral to Remove Confederate Flag From Windows

THE WASHINGTON POST
By Michelle Boorstein
A detail of the stained-glass window honoring Confederate General Stonewall Jackson installed at the Washington National Cathedral. Photo courtesy of Washington National Cathedral
WASHINGTON, DC---Washington National Cathedral, one of the country’s most visible houses of worship, announced Wednesday that it would remove Confederate battle flags that are part of two large stained-glass windows honoring Confederate generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. Cathedral leaders said they would leave up the rest of the windows — for now — and use them as a centerpiece for a national conversation about racism in the white church. [link]

Stained-glass windows honoring Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee, left, and Stonewall Jackson, right, installed at the Washington National Cathedral. Photo courtesy of Washington National Cathedral