Mount Zion Temple is hosting a presentation by Victoria Barnett, PhD, Director of Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The talk is sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at St. Thomas University, and will take place at Mount Zion, 1300 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105.
The following description comes from the St.Thomas website, http://www.stthomas.edu/jpc/programs/public-events/implications-of-the-holocaust-for-multireligious-conversations.html
As the event of the Holocaust recedes further into human history, popular and academic understandings of its implications have grown broader. Today, the history of the Holocaust is often taught comparatively in courses on human rights, ethics, and contemporary genocide. And as we become increasingly aware of the multireligious nature of our world, interfaith conversations focus on the commonalities and tensions between and among people of various religions, not just Judaism and Christianity. How can recent scholarship about the Holocaust inform these newer conversations, and how in turn have these developments shaped the field of Holocaust studies? How can the Holocaust be understood in its historical particularities as well as in terms of more universal questions? Victoria Barnett will discuss these developments and how they are being addressed in the field of Holocaust studies and in interreligious circles.