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Monday, November 02, 2009

Update: Xavier’s marathon Bible reading attracting diverse readers

Xavier University’s Back to the Bible marathon public Bible reading (see 10/29/09 blog below), which starts at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow in the Gallagher Student Center, is attracting readers from all over and from all walks of life. Various versions of the Bible will be used to read in numerous languages, both of the reader’s choice. At election time, where the focus is often on change, it is important to pause and remember the fundamentals on which our society and democracy are based.

Sampling of readers:

Tuesday, November 3
10:00 am Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk (using the Latin Vulgate) and Dr. Inayat Malik, board member of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati; Dean James Diamond of Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal)
2:30 pm Marie Giblin, chair of Xavier's Theology Department
3:00 pm Xavier president Fr. Michael Graham
4:30 pm Thane Maynard, executive director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Wednesday, Nov 4
10:00 am Brian Jaffee, director, Jewish Community Relations Council of Cincinnati
11:15 am Gerry Walter, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Sholom

Individuals and groups are asked to sign up to read publicly for 15 minutes in the language of their choice and from the Bible of their choice. To reserve a 15-minute shift, visit and see additional information.