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David Brooks Will Preach at National Cathedral on Sunday

Photograph by Josh Haner/The New York Times

New York Times columnist David Brooks will preach at two services at the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, February 12. The subject? Brooks hasn’t yet replied to a request for an interview, but the cathedral points to a sentence in a February 3 column and says they’ll “try to answer it together”:

Are we still the purpose-driven experiment Lincoln described and Emma Lazarus wrote about: assigned by providence to spread democracy and prosperity; to welcome the stranger; to be brother and sister to the whole human race; and to look after one another because we are all important in this common project?

He’ll preach at 9 and 11:15, and you can watch the 11:15 service live. Brooks’s appearance is part of the cathedral’s “Second Sundays” series.

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute,, and Washington City Paper. He lives in Del Ray.