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US Holocaust Memorial Museum accepting applicants for the 2021 Annual Seminar on Ethics, Religion and the Holocaust

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

WHAT: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is currently accepting applicants for the 2021 annual seminar on ethics, religion and the Holocaust. The deadline for applicants is April 30, 2021. The seminar will examine the Holocaust and its historical, ethical and theological relevance for Christianity and its particular implications for theologians, clergy and Chistian leaders today.  

The seminar will be conducted entirely online through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous elements over a ten-day period from June 23 through July 2.  

The seminar is intended primarily for faculty at seminaries and theological schools who do not consider themselves Holocaust specialists but who teach courses in adjacent fields that could potentially incorporate the seminar’s themes, including Church History, Theology, Christian ethics, Biblical Studies, Liturgy, Leadership and Pastoral training.

WHO: The seminar will be led by Dr. Rebecca Carter-Chand, Director of the Museum’s Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust, who will be joined each day by a specialist on the day’s topic. Together, they will guide the participants through readings, case studies, and pedagogical discussions. Topics will include: 

  • Jews and Christians before the Holocaust (with Dr. Kevin Madigan, Harvard University)
  • The German churches in Nazi Germany (with Dr. Christopher Probst, Washington University in St. Louis, University College)
  • North American churches and the Holocaust (with Dr. Kyle Jantzen, Ambrose University)
  • Ethical Perspectives on the Holocaust (with Dr. David Gushee, Mercer University)
  • Clergy and Religious Professionals during the Holocaust (with Dr. Beth Griech-Polelle, Pacific Lutheran University)
  • Post-Holocaust Reckonings with Theology and Practice (with Dr. Mary Boys, Union Theological Seminary, New York).


  • Accepting applications through April 30. 
  • The seminar will take place from June 23 through July 2.


Kristy Buechner
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
[email protected]

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