International exhibit at Alvernia University comes to a close with style

(Reading, PA)– Join Alvernia University for an interfaith service commemorating the closing of the exhibit, “A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II & the Jewish People,” scheduled for Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 4:30 p.m., at the Alvernia Franco Library and Learning Center.

The service will feature leaders of the interfaith community reading points from Pope John Paul II’s own Decalogue (on display at the national exhibit). Since April, the exhibit has attracted more than 2,500 visitors of all faiths. It will remain open until 10:30 p.m. on July 28, and will officially close on July 31, 2009.

A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II & the Jewish People” is an interactive experience that allows visitors to follow in John Paul II’s footsteps from his childhood to his role as head of the world’s largest church. The national exhibit, which is displayed in the Franco Library and Learning Center on the University campus, is divided into four major sections, reflecting the four periods in the Pope’s life. It is sponsored by the Holleran Center for Community Engagement at Alvernia University.

This closing ceremony is free and open to the public. Please visit www.alvernia.edu for additional information regarding the exhibit.

Alvernia University’s academic program includes 50 undergraduate programs of study, six master’s degrees, a Ph.D. in Leadership, principal and teacher certifications, degree completion programs, and a unique program for older adults called the Seniors College, which serves hundreds of senior citizens.  Its mission is to provide a rigorous, caring, and inclusive learning community committed to academic excellence and to being and fostering broadly educated lifelong learners, reflective professionals and engaged citizens, and ethical learners with moral courage.

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