RELIGION

Trump's inaugural to include interfaith prayer service

FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 file photo shows the nave of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington. A day after Donald Trump is sworn in, he and his cabinet members plan to attend a prayer service at the cathedral where "all faiths will be represented at his request," according to the Washington Episcopal bishop who oversees the cathedral. But the customary ceremony is complicated this time by anger over the president-elect’s rhetoric on Muslims, immigrants and others. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 file photo shows the nave of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington. A day after Donald Trump is sworn in, he and his cabinet members plan to attend a prayer service at the cathedral where "all faiths will be represented at his request," according to the Washington Episcopal bishop who oversees the cathedral. But the customary ceremony is complicated this time by anger over the president-elect’s rhetoric on Muslims, immigrants and others. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)  (The Associated Press)

Donald Trump's Inaugural weekend will include an interfaith prayer service at Washington's National Cathedral. The Jan. 21 event will be complicated by anger over the president-elect's rhetoric on Muslims, immigrants and others.

It's customary to hold such an interfaith event. In 2013, the cathedral hosted President Barack Obama and about two dozen religious leaders, including Muslims, evangelicals, Orthodox Christians, Sikhs and Jews.

Trump's supporters say this interfaith service will emphasize unity and reconciliation. Trump has called Mexicans rapists and proposed severe restrictions on immigrants and refugees from Muslim countries.

While Trump overwhelmingly won white evangelical voters, he has been condemned by many religious leaders over his stands on immigrants and Muslims. The bad feeling could undermine efforts by organizers to attract clergy participants for the cathedral service.