WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Plans For National Prayer Service In January Laid Out

Play associated audio
The National Cathedral will play host to the National Prayer Service in January.
James Walsh: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jcbwalsh/3743745297/
The National Cathedral will play host to the National Prayer Service in January.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will take part in a National Prayer Service at the National Cathedral the day after Inauguration Day.

Presidents have held National Prayer Services since the days of George Washington. The service will include prayers, readings, blessings and hymns delivered by religious leaders from across the country and from different faiths.

A National Cathedral spokeswoman says the prayer service will mark President Obama's second term with the acknowledgement and celebration of the role of people of faith in American life. 

The service will start at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday January 22, the day after President Obama's public inauguration ceremony. Mr. Obama will officially begin his second term at noon on Sunday Jan. 20, in a private ceremony at the White House. 

The National Prayer Service is an invite-only event requiring tickets, but it will be webcast live at 2013pic.org for anyone to see.

NPR

In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.
NPR

Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

NPR

Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.