Chapel Hour to Hold October Diversity Forum

October 13, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University will present its weekly chapel hour on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. in Evelyn Chapel (1301 N. Park St., Bloomington).

The service is open to the public and is a part of this month’s Diversity Forum.

Each month for the Diversity Forum, a new guest will speak at chapel hour, lecture in a class, and hold an open discussion regarding their experiences with diversity.

This month’s program will feature Rev. Lehlohonolo Henrietta Montjane. Born in South Africa, Montjane moved to the United States to attend college and later returned to South Africa to work as the Director of Human Resources for the South African Postal Service. Currently, Montjane, an ordained minister serving the United Methodist Church in New England, is working on a PhD in social work.

“Diversity Forum is a program intended to feature well-educated ministers from different countries and backgrounds who have chosen to serve small communities,” said University Chaplain Hope Luckie.

Luckie hopes the Diversity Forum program will foster discussion and thought about how people’s different backgrounds can lead them to similar paths despite a multitude of options.

For additional information, contact the Chaplain’s Office at (309) 556-3005 or visit the Chaplain’s homepage at http://www.iwu.edu/chaplain/index.shtml.

Contact: Heather Lindquist, ’09, (309) 556-3181