December 12, 2013

At National Cathedral, a vigil for victims of gun violence

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Carole King sings the prayer "In the Name of Love" Thursday (Dec. 12) at the Washington National Cathedral's "National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence." RNS photo by Lauren Markoe

Carole King sings the prayer "In the Name of Love" Thursday (Dec. 12) at the Washington National Cathedral's "National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence." RNS photo by Lauren Markoe

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(RNS) Thursday's service marked nearly a year since a massacre took 26 lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Americans from a spectrum of faiths prayed, sang and testified about a gun violence epidemic they said is poisoning the nation's soul.