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Photo Friday: Check Out a “Book” at the Interfaith Human Library

Image of Fr. Art Purcaro (Roman Catholic/Augustinian) talking with Villanova students.

Fr. Art Purcaro (Roman Catholic/Augustinian) talks with Villanova students.

On Wednesday, Nov. 3, more than 60 Villanova University students, staff, and faculty gathered in Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner to check out “books” from the Interfaith Human Library. Engaging in dialogue about various religious traditions, attendees met with “books”—Villanova faculty, staff, graduate students of diverse backgrounds—for three 20-minute sessions.

Below is the list of “books” that hosted conversations on their faith background:

  • Dr. Gity Etemad (Baha’i)
  • Jaskirat Singh (Sikh)
  • Dr. Ruth Anolik (Jewish)
  • Rev. Carolyn Cavaness (African Methodist Episcopal)
  • Dr. Moeness Amin (Muslim)
  • Asheq Fazlullah (Muslim)
  • Rebecca Mays (Society of Friends—Quaker)
  • Fr. Art Purcaro (Roman Catholic/Augustinian)
  • Fr. Kevin DePrinzio (Roman Catholic/Augustinian)

Thank you to all of the “books” for sharing their traditions, and thank you to all of the Villanova community members who attended this discussion. This event was co-sponsored by Campus Ministry, the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, and Falvey Memorial Library. Stay tuned for updates on the next Interfaith Human Library event.

Image of Dr. Moeness Amin (Muslim) sharing some religious traditions with attendees.

Dr. Moeness Amin (Muslim) shares some religious traditions with attendees.


Image of Rebecca Mays (Society of Friends-Quaker) engaging with the Villanova community.

Rebecca Mays (Society of Friends-Quaker) engages with the Villanova community.


Image of Mr. Jaskirat Singh (Sikh) answering questions from Villanova students.

Jaskirat Singh (Sikh) answers questions from Villanova students.

Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.




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