Five Students Attend Pittsburgh Iftar Dinner, Program
by Public Relations | Jun 12, 2018
Five Saint Vincent College students accepted an invitation to learn about the custom of fasting during the month-long observance of the Islamic period of Ramadan and attended the annual Humanity Day Iftar Dinner at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh on June 7. Fr. Thomas M. Hart, O.S.B., second from left, assistant to the president of Saint Vincent College for mission, accompanied, from left, Thomas J. Fitzsimmons of Laytonsville, Maryland, a graphic design major; Jordan M. Joseph of Verona, engineering science; Alperen Aksehir of Latrobe, business management; Neal M. Nanassy of New Florence, master of science in school administration; and Nathaniel Kohl of Wilmington, Delaware, psychology. They heard a number of speakers including the keynote address by Dr. Younus Mirza, assistant professor of Islamic studies at Allegheny College, who spoke about his recently published book, The Bible and the Qur’an: Biblical Figures in the Islamic Tradition (T&T Clark, 2018).