WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington National Cathedral will welcome District of Columbia Mayor-elect Vince Gray as guest at its Sunday Forum on December 12, at 10:10 a.m., in the Cathedral nave. The 50-minute forum featuring an interview with Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III will be followed by questions and answers from attendees and an online audience. Lloyd and Gray will discuss Gray's plans for bringing the city together following his win as the seventh popularly elected mayor of Washington, D.C.
The Cathedral's Sunday Forum is a series that examines the intersection of faith and public life with a focus during the 2010–2011 season on civility in all areas of public discourse. The forum is free, open to the public, and webcast live at www.nationalcathedral.org. Complimentary parking is offered in the Cathedral's underground parking garage.
Gray has served as chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia since 2007. He entered elected office before that in 2005 as D.C. councilmember for Ward 7. Prior to his elected roles in the D.C. government, Gray served as director of the District's Department of Human Services 1991–1994. In 1994 he was selected as the first executive director of Covenant House Washington, an international, faith-based organization dedicated to serving homeless and at-risk youth. Earlier in his career, which spans more than 30 years in social services, he served as executive director of the D.C. Association for Retarded Citizens. He will be sworn in as D.C.'s mayor in January 2011.
Who: Mayor-elect Vince Gray and Cathedral Dean Sam Lloyd
What: "One City," The Sunday Forum: interview and public Q and A
When: Sunday, December 12, 10:10 a.m.
Where: Washington National Cathedral nave, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues, NW, and webcast live at www.nationalcathedral.org
About Washington National Cathedral
Washington National Cathedral is a church for national purposes called to embody God's love and to welcome people of all faiths and perspectives. A unique blend of the spiritual and the civic, this Episcopal cathedral is a voice for generous-spirited Christianity and a catalyst for reconciliation and interfaith dialogue to promote respect and understanding. We invite all people to share in our commitment to create a more hopeful and just world.
Learn more at www.nationalcathedral.org.
SOURCE Washington National Cathedral