WASHINGTON (RNS) — Following “considerable prayer and discussion” prompted by last month’s white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Va., Washington National Cathedral has decided to remove stained-glass windows honoring two Confederate generals.

The leadership of the landmark church in the nation’s capital had planned to spend a lengthy period discussing race-related issues before deciding what to do with the windows. That plan was made after the fatal shooting of nine members of a Bible study group at a black church in Charleston, S.C., in 2015.

But a statement released Wednesday (Sept. 6) said that “after considerable prayer and discussion,” the cathedral’s board,

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