February 2015 – On November 14, 2014, Muslims knelt to pray surrounded by Christian symbols in the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The prayer service was the first Muslim service held at the Washington National Cathedral, one of the most prominent Episcopal churches in America. The service was arranged by Gina Campbell, the church’s pastor, and Ebrahim Rasool, South African ambassador to the U.S. and a Muslim.
Built in 1907, the cathedral is included in the National Register of Historic Places. It receives funding from private sources, not from church or government. It is described as being for “national purposes, such as public prayer,” and “addressing pressing moral and social issues of the day.”
washingtontimes.com, 11/14/14; newsmax.com, 11/17/14