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A Voice of Conscience: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Elie Wiesel

Event details
Calendar   Commemorations
Location Virtual
Date Tue, Oct 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration   1h

To honor Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel’s legacy—defending human rights and combating indifference and intolerance—the Washington National Cathedral added a stone carving of him to its Human Rights Porch in April. The Cathedral and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in conjunction with the Elie Wiesel Foundation, celebrate Wiesel’s enduring impact as a survivor, teacher, and international voice of conscience.

At this time of rising antisemitism, racism, and group-targeted violence, a reminder of Wiesel’s commitment to the dignity of all people is both timely and necessary. Jon Meacham, the Cathedral’s canon historian, will host leaders across generations in a discussion about Wiesel and the continuing fight for religious freedom, interfaith understanding, and respect for our common humanity.

This program is free and open to the public in person or online; registration is required.

Register here.

Special Remarks

The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, Dean, Washington National Cathedral

Sara J. Bloomfield, Director, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Elisha Wiesel, The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

Marion Wiesel, The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

Featured Conversation

Jon Meacham, Canon Historian, Washington National Cathedral

Mehnaz Afridi, PhD, Director, Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center, Manhattan College

Madeleine K. Albright, PhD, Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, part of Dentons Global Advisors, and Professor, Author, Diplomat, and Businesswoman who served as the 64th US Secretary of State

Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg, Former Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, President Emeritus, Clal: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, Jewish Theologian and Activist

Wai Wai Nu, Witness to the Rohingya genocide in Burma, Founder and Executive Director, Women's Peace Network

Rabbi David Saperstein, Former US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

For more information, please contact the Washington National Cathedral at 202.537.6200 or via e-mail.

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