Magazine article Momentum

Bearing Witness

Magazine article Momentum

Bearing Witness

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THE EILEEN LUDWIG GREENLAND NATIONAL BEARING WITNESS'" SUMMER INSTITUTE is a five-day, all-expense paid professional development opportunity designed to provide Catholic school educators with the training and resources necessary to bring the lessons of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and modern-day prejudice to their students and school communities.

Through Bearing Witness, participants explore the history of anti-Semitism, including the role of the Church during the Holocaust, recent changes in Catholic teachings on Jews and Judaism, issues of prejudice in contemporary society and practical strategies for teaching students about the Holocaust and anti-Semitism.

Participants receive classroom curricula from the AntiDefamation League including Echoes & Reflections Holocaust education resources and A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE* Institute anti-bias materials, as well as resources from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Application website: www.adl.org/nationalbearingwitness

Application available by: February 17, 2015

Application deadline: April 10, 2015

Extended deadline for NCEA 2015 Convention attendees: April 19, 2015

TESTIMONIALS:

"The program changed my life, as a Catholic, as a teacher, and as an individual."

"I was challenged, entertained, prodded, and encouraged. I was moved by the survivors and the images, and 1 felt emotionally drained on more than one occasion. Bearing Witness has inspired me to go out and make a difference. …

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