Religion and Politics Discussion at Chapel Hour

April 5, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan University Chaplain Dennis E. Groh and Professor of History Michael Weis will host an all-university discussion chapel hour on Wednesday, April 6, at 11 a.m. in Evelyn Chapel (1301 N. Park St., Bloomington).

The topic for discussion, titled: “Red States, Blue States: Should Religion Divide the Red, White and Blue?” is based upon the 2004 presidential election vote. Groh and Weis, in analyzing the election, found that a huge number of voters said they voted based on either moral or religious reasons. The discussion will explore religion and the political divide in America and what this might mean for the future.

For additional information, contact the University Chaplain's Office at (309)556-3005.

Contact: Leslie Boelter (309) 556-3181