The Holocaust, Nazi Persecution, and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur had specific impacts on some faith communities, meaning HMD has a special resonance for many faiths. HMD can be marked by all faith communities.
Faith and interfaith organisations play a fundamental role in HMD activities by providing an opportunity to commemorate and celebrate how those who hold differing beliefs can work together in neighbourhoods and wider society. Below you can find specific information for faith and interfaith organisations wishing to mark HMD.
HMDT has created a Get involved guide for faith/interfaith groups to use when planning their activities.
The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) jointly created a resource pack of liturgical and homiletic material for Christians to use in the service for HMD 2018, based on the theme The power of words.
Suitable readings for specific faiths are suggested below. Rabbi Barry Marcus (Central London Synagogue) and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland have helped to compile these readings:
The Revd. Philip Hall has contributed a Christian prayer: A Holocaust Prayer