Schemel Forum Bus Trip on Course for New York City Interfaith Exhibition

1/14/11

        A collection of 200 rare and precious works created over the past 1,500 years highlights a visit to the New York Public Library exhibition, “Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.” Sponsored by The University of Scranton’s Schemel Forum, the one-day bus trip to New York, set for Saturday, Feb. 19, features a guided tour of the exhibition, as well as free time to spend on activities such as theater, museums or shopping.

        The library exhibition features great works from Judaism, Christianity and Islam that delight the eye, as they have done since their creation centuries ago. Manuscripts include some of the most significant printed works of the past 550 years. The scrolls, codices, illuminated manuscripts and printed volumes are complemented selectively by important bindings, early photographs, prints, maps and liturgical and ritual objects dating from the fifth century of the Common Era (CE) to the present.

        Reservations are required for the bus trip, which departs from The University of Scranton at 7:30 a.m. and returns by 7:45 p.m. Space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. A fee of $50 includes round-trip bus fare and the guided tour of the “Three Faiths” exhibition. More information about the exhibition is available at nypl.org (classes, programs & exhibitions). 

        To register, contact Kym Fetsko, events coordinator, at (570) 941-7816 or fetskok2@scranton.edu. For more information on programs and memberships, contact SondraMyers, director of the Schemel Forum at The University of Scranton, at (570) 941-4089 or myerss2@scranton.edu.

 

The Schemel Forum is a program of participatory learning experiences aimed at cultivating the intellect and the imagination through study and discussion of classical texts and current policies, from the arts, history and philosophy to technology and theology. Founded in 2006 through generous gifts to the Rev. George Schemel, S.J., Fund, the forum has grown quickly from a handful of informal lectures to a comprehensive enrichment program of study, dialogue, performances and special events. Session fees vary.

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