27 January is the day for everyone to remember the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, and the millions of people killed under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.
The theme for this Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January 2020 is Stand Together and will this year commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
CCJ produces a resource for Christians with the support of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT). You can download the resource here.
It is designed for use by Christians on Holocaust Memorial Day or a Sunday close to Holocaust Memorial Day. It is not a complete service liturgy but it includes a suggested liturgy for an act of commemoration within Christian worship. Commentaries are provided on the readings set for Sunday 26 January 2020, referencing the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2020. The resource can be adapted as necessary for your own context, however it is hoped that it will provide inspiration and guidance so that church communities can remember the Holocaust, Nazi persecution, and subsequent genocides, as a fundamental part of their Christian witness and discipleship.
Readers are also invited to purchase an updated and accessible edition of Peter Chave’s book entitled The Holocaust: Its Relevance to Every Christian. This book is an essential resource for Christians in ministry and teaching. Please contact the CCJ office to purchase at copy at £3.50 including p&p.