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Interfaith Groups Program

Interfaith groups are uniquely positioned to inspire peace, justice, and human dignity, by fostering productive encounters across religious communities. This program invites grassroots interfaith groups from across North America to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to learn about the legacies of the Holocaust, antisemitism, and how to promote learning across religious differences in their local communities. The Museum aims to support Holocaust education among groups who are already doing important work involving dialogue, service, and advocacy. We are committed to an interfaith learning model that fosters interaction and relationships between people of different faith traditions. The program accepts applications on a rolling basis from interfaith organizations in North America to bring a group of 8-12 representatives to the Museum. Following the visit, the interfaith group works with the Museum to co-organize a public program in their community related to the Holocaust within 12 months.

Program Format

The program will be held for two days at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Participants will tour the Museum’s exhibition spaces and participate in dialogue with USHMM staff experts. 

The Museum will cover the cost of travel and lodging in Washington, DC during the program for accepted participants. The Museum will also contribute to the cost of hosting a public program in the group’s home community.  


We welcome applications from community-based interfaith groups anywhere in North America that have been in existence for at least one year and are represented by at least three faith traditions. Groups that are accepted to the program must commit to participate in both the on-site program at the Museum and the co-organized public event in their local community. 

The Museum is committed to cultivating and maintaining a culture of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion (DEAI). Learn more about the Museum's Statement on Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion.

Application Details

Applications are received on a rolling basis. For more information or inquiries, please contact Dr. Kathryn Julian, Program Officer at

The Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust are supported by Lilly Endowment Inc; the Hoffberger Family Foundation; and Joseph A. and Janeal Cannon and Family.