Similar Centers around the Nation. Prepared by Kayle Hahn
Save Us From Genocide Program Recognized - Interfaith Center at the Presidio (interfaithpresidio.org)
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.