NPR Morning Edition spoke with the Very Rev. Randy Hollerith, dean of the National Cathedral, about the decision to remove the Lee-Jackson windows.
HOLLERITH: … the windows are not leaving the cathedral. They’re coming out of the nave. And it is my – very much my hope that we will have them in a space where they can become a tool for education and further conversation…. we understand that there are people who have many different points of view on these monuments, whether windows or otherwise. And we try to honor those points of view and listen to people as best we can – but to really explain that to be a house of prayer for all people, we felt it was very important that we not have windows that are becoming a barrier to many.
Read or listen to all the interview here.
The windows were deconsecrated Thursday.