The Center promotes interfaith understanding and is committed to education in interfaith genocide, and Holocaust education.  We have demonstrated the deep commitment to erasing faith barriers and dedicating the center's mission in fostering positive interfaith stories and events.

Presently, the center is involved in three major educational efforts, affirming this dedication to the moral mission of the center. These consist of:  

1.  Dr. Afridi's Manhattan College Religion 110 students helped renovate a Chabbad synagogue inside the Al-Iman Mosque in Parkchester, Bronx.  CLICK HERE for more information.

2.  HGI will be continuing a program which takes Manhattan College students via the Study Abroad Program to Venice, Italy for the 500th Anniversary of the Jewish Ghetto.  HGI has partnered with the International Jewish Studies Program in Venice. For a glimpse into the Venice experience, please see the separate "HGI Abroad in Venice, Italy" tab. 

3.  HGI has partnered with SelfHelp, and Yeshivat Chovevai Torah Rabbinical School in Riverdale, NY.  The three partners have created a unique fellowship entitled YHS: BRIDGING FAITHS THROUGH THE HOLOCAUST.  Every month three Yeshiva and Manhattan College students meet with Holocaust survivors.  They attend events at all three centers and will interview the survivors for their final project.





Similar Centers around the Nation.  Prepared by Kayle Hahn 

Save Us From Genocide Program Recognized - Interfaith Center at the Presidio ( 

Interfaith Center at Presidio (ICP) is a San Francisco Bay Area inter-religious advocate of peacemaking among religions. ICP hosts a variety of special interfaith programming at the Presidio chapel including Sunday concerts via zoom, Girl Scout Sunday interfaith services,  Memorial Day and Veterans Day services to commemorate the veterans who have sacrificed their lives for our country. In addition, ICP holds author reading and docent tours.  In 2016, The Interfaith Center at the Presidio and its partner organizations earned the United Nations Association (UNA) Global Citizen Award from UNA’s Bay Area Chapter for its Save Us From Genocide campaign to raise awareness about the plight of Yezidis and Assyrians facing genocide in Iraq and Syria. The program calls attention to the plight of Yezidis, Assyrians, and other religious minorities who continue to be forced from their homes in Iraq and Syria, their women and girls kidnapped and raped. 

Center for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights - Gratz College 

Located in Melrose Park, PA at Gratz College, the Center for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights offers students the opportunity for graduate study in three fields that address the universal human problems of hatred, bigotry, religious intolerance, inequality, and violence. They are: The Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program, The Human Rights Program, and The Interfaith Leadership Program. The first of which focuses primarily on why the Holocaust and other genocides occured, and how the discriminatory beliefs and religious teachings laid the foundation for such hatred and mass murder. They focus on using this information and knowledge in order to stop genocides that are still occurring in today’s world and in the future. The second of which is especially in Catholic colleges and universities throughout the United States. Finally, The Interfaith Leadership Program is devoted to educating people about religious differences, and how becoming skilled in interfaith dialogue and interfaith understanding can make a difference in putting an end to religious misunderstanding, hatred, and violence. 

University of Denver Center for Judaic Studies 

The center for Judaic Studies located in Denver is composed of a multidisciplinary team of teacher-scholars. They are very interested in promoting research and community initiatives that will build a better intercultural understanding of Jewish faith and its role in the modern world. The Center provides funding for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in doing projects that advance social justice and interfaith dialogue. They hope that these projects will bring them closer to the Denver community and help build bridges across religious, social, and cultural divides. 

Seton Hill Holocaust Center 

This center, located in Greensburg, PA focuses on countering antisemitism through fostering closer Jewish-Catholic relations. They do this by making the Holocaust scholarship available to educators at every level, especially in Catholic colleges and universities throughout the United States. It was founded in 1987. 

Saint Elizabeth University 

Saint Elizabeth University’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education located in Morristown, NJ not only provide education and remembrance of the Holocaust and other genocides, but also to facilitate Catholic-Jewish dialogue and interfaith understanding. They also aim to provide a variety of programs, courses, resources, and other educational opportunities to SEU students that focus on both Genocide and Interfaith work.

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Roy J. Eidelson, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, a member of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology, a past president of Psychologists for Social Responsibility, and the former executive director of the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in the Philadelphia area.

McGill-Queen’s University Press describes Roy Eidelson’s new book—Doing Harm: How the World’s Largest Psychological Association Lost Its Way in the War on Terror—as “A thought-provoking, unflinching, scrupulously documented account of one of the darkest chapters in the recent history of psychology.” In his upcoming talk at Manhattan College, Dr. Eidelson will discuss this decades-long struggle for the soul of professional psychology. It persists today, as “dissidents” committed to fundamental do-no-harm principles continue to challenge influential insiders who are eager for ever-closer ties to the US military-intelligence establishment. This conflict, pitting ethics against expediency, has ramifications that reach well beyond psychology alone.


Peacemakers in Action Podcast

Kelly Commons 4C

The Tannenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding will host an in-person event with Manhattan College (HGI) to promote the "Peacemakers in Action Podcasts," and discuss ways it can be used in the classroom. Featuring: Yehezhel Landau With Peace and Justice Studies, Dorothy Day Center, Political Science, Religious Studies

Partners: Peace and Justice Studies, Religious Studies, Political Science, The Dorothy Day Center, Campus Ministry and Action

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