Interfaith Academy

Welcome to IPSTL’s Interfaith Academy! Rooted in Interfaith Partnership’s tradition of appreciation, curiosity, and friendship across lines of religious difference, Interfaith Academy offers substantive and inspiring learning experiences in collaboration with area religious leaders and scholars.

Most Recent Program


Jewish-Christian Relations in Light of the Holocaust

Hybrid, October 13 & October 20

This two session seminar, led by Dr. David Oughton, will focus on the relationship between Jews and Christians before, during, and after the Holocaust. The relationship between Christian anti-Judaism and Nazi "racial" antisemitism will be examined.

This seminar will be led by Dr. David Oughton, a scholar of Holocaust and Genocide Studies. In-person and virtual participation option are available. Those who attend the seminar will have the opportunity to tour the newly expanded St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum at a later date.

Past Programs


This six-part course explored different expressions of Christianity, including Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Reformed Protestantism, Episcopalian, Historically Black Protestantism, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Christian Science.


This eight-week course included interviews with guests in each of the major non-Christian religions, including Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Ethical Humanism, and the Baha’i Faith.


This ten-week course explored different practices-such as blessing a child, dying well, and asking for help-from the perspective of differing religious communities.


This 15-week course taught by Dr. David Oughton explored the history, beliefs, and practices of the world's religions.

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