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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"


Venue #3: National City Christian Church

National City Christian Church is our secondary venue for this year's Festival of Homiletics 2018. We will be holding worship and lectures in this historic building designed by the same architect as the Jefferson Memorial and the National Archives from Tuesday through Thursday. 

Fun Fact: Two Presidents, Johnson and Garfield, worshiped at National City Christian Church, and there are stained glass windows dedicated to them inside.

Learn more at: https://nationalcitycc.org/what-to-expect/

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Main Venue: Metropolitan AME Church

Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church will be our main venue for the Festival of Homiletics this year May 21-25, 2018. Registration and the vendor fair will take place in this historic worship space, the National Cathedral of African Methodism.

Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, is located near the White House, Congress and Supreme Court and sees ministries of justice that change the social and political reality as a priority.

They have been bearing witness to the sovereign

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For Justice, Peace and Righteouness

Today we honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Christian leader committed to speaking truth at the intersection of preaching and politics. As Coretta Scott King explains, 

"The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example — the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King’s

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Washington DC Eats

Washington DC has no shortage of delicious places to eat! Here are a few places worth checking out: 


Ben's Chili Bowl: located in the U Street Corridor, this restaurant is a landmark in D.C. The restaurant has been around since 1958, serving their famous chili, chili dogs and chili fries. Even Barack Obama has eaten lunch here.

Sankofa Bookstore and Cafe: this restaurant on Georgia Avenue is half cafe/half bookstore. They serve breakfast all day and serve sandwiches named after

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Opening Night at Washington National Cathedral

"Sunbeams at the Washington National Cathedral," Image by Richard BURGER via Flickr, Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0  


Join us at the Washington National Cathedral for opening night events and registration check in May 21, 2018! 


 Learn more about the cathedral's history: 





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