Bloomsburg University to Host Interfaith Council Events

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                

Date: February 13, 2020                                                                                                                                         

Contact: Tom McGuire, Director of Communications                                                                                   

Written By: Shana Wetzel, Student Intern

Bloomsburg University to Host Interfaith Council Events

BLOOMSBURG- The Interfaith Council of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is hosting three events with the theme of “Better Together.” All the events are free and open to the public.

The goal of the Interfaith Council is to show empathy and respect for all types of religion and non-religion groups. The council encourages tolerance and understanding of all diverse backgrounds on campus and off-campus.

The programming will begin with an Interfaith Panel Discussion on Monday, Feb. 17, from 6: 30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall, room 218. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall, room 218, there will be a screening of the movie “Arranged ” which tells the friendship story of two young female teachers of different faiths, Jewish and Muslim, and how they navigate their religious identity at home and in society. A discussion will follow led by Yahya Laayouni, associate professor of languages and cultures.

The programming will conclude on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. with Speed Faithing in the Kehr Union, Multipurpose room 345A. Speed Faithing aims to build understanding among people of different religious and nonreligious groups through a quick exchange of their perceptions of their beliefs and how they see other people at home and in society. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Nawal Bonomo at

The BU Interfaith Council sponsors the events.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,200 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in five distinct colleges: College of Education, Zeigler College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Technology, and new Honors College.