Dallas’ Cathedral Of Hope Puts Final Beams Into Place for Interfaith Peace Chapel

April 16, 2010

Author: David Taffet

Source: Dallas Voice


The final beams for the $3.7 million Interfaith Peace Chapel at Cathedral of Hope were hoisted into place on Wednesday, April 14.

The chapel is part of a larger design by architect Philip Johnson that was his major project before his death at age 98 in 2005.

Before the final two girders were lifted into place and secured to the structure in front of a crowd of more than 100, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist prayers of peace were said by representatives of each faith.

The Rev. Jo Hudson, the Cathedral’s rector and senior pastor, led a Christian prayer.

“What a great moment this is,” Hudson said. She said that people who attended the ceremony would always remember this as one of the important milestones in the history of the church.