Witnessing to Memory

Witnessing to Memory: Teaching on the Holocaust in Religious Educational Contexts

This is an innovative new course being developed by CCJ which will run from 8th September until November 2022, once a week for seven weeks, on Zoom. The interactive, seminar-based module is aimed at both Christian clergy and lay leaders in religious educational contexts (such as RE teachers, Interfaith Advisors, and others) who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of teaching on the topic of the Holocaust in relation to faith and religion.

In addition to highlighting the imperative of teaching on the Holocaust, this course also seeks to explore the religious aspects of Holocaust education, both by identifying the religious elements of the Holocaust (for example, religious intolerance as a motivating factor of Jewish persecution and an appreciation of the complexities of religious identity) in addition to exploring the ways in which this can be communicated in a multi-faith, multi-cultural learning environment.

The seminar will be delivered primarily online, and CCJ will draw together world-class specialists from Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Educational Trust, UCL's Centre for Holocaust Education, Presence and Engagement at the Church of England, and other institutions. A centrepiece of the course will be a visit to the National Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire in October.

The course aims to equip the participants with the knowledge and confidence to witness to the memory of the Holocaust, so that we never forget and strive to build a stronger, more tolerant society. 


Applications for this course are now open! The application form (which outlines the dates and cost of the programme) can be found here.

Please return completed application forms by Monday 11th July 2022.

For more information and to submit your application, please contact our Senior Programme Manager James Roberts at holocauststudies@ccj.org.uk