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United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week at Nazareth College, Feb. 1 -8

Published February 05, 2018

Nazareth College students are taking part in the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week from February 1-8. This week was first held in 2010 and it provides a platform for all interfaith groups and other groups of goodwill to join together to show the world how powerful they are. A table will be set up in Smyth Hall all week with information and the opportunity for participants to sign a pledge to be more accepting of others and to live in harmony with other faiths.

Here is a list of the week's activities:

Saturday, February 3

  • All students are invited to attend the Bakarah Muslim Charity on Jefferson Avenue in Rochester to volunteer at their food drive
  • students are asked to show up at 11AM to have a brief discussion and the vans will leave at 11:30AM

Sunday, February 4

  • Interfaith group from Nazareth will attend a class by Dr. Shafiq at the Islam Center to discuss the importance of interfaith

Tuesday, February 6

  • Movie screening of "Talking Through Walls: How the Struggle to Build a Mosque United a Community" at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Shults Center
  • The film is about a man who sets out to build a mosque in his community. However, the man encounters several problems along the way that he must peacefully resolve.
  • Followed by a discussion

Thursday, February 8

  • Thursday's closing ceremony will start at 6:00PM in The Hickey Center Conference Room, GAC 351. Food/drinks will also be provided.
  • Performance by Fermata Thin Air
  • Mural will be painted in tunnels dedicated to the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week

All of these events are open to all students on campus.


For More Information

Julie Long | Nazareth Chief Public Relations Officer | (585) 389-2456 |

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