Priest Joseph A. Brown to Address Chapel Hour
September 14, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The next Illinois Wesleyan University Chapel Hour service will
be held Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 11:00 a.m. in the Evelyn Chapel (1301 N. Park St.,
The service is free and open to the public.
Priest Joseph A. Brown, professor and director of the Black American Studies Program
at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, will be the featured speaker at the
service as part of a two-day visit to the IWU campus.
Speaking on topics including African and African-American spirituality and African-American
history and culture, Brown leads a vigorous academic and liturgical career. Before
joining SIU, Brown taught at Xavier University and the University of Virginia, and
earned both his master’s degree and Ph.D. from Yale University. He has published
numerous articles on black theology and literature, and has authored several books,
including A Retreat with Thea Bowman and Bede Abram: Leaning on the Lord, To Stand
on the Rock: Meditations on Black Catholic Identity, and Sweet Sweet Spirit.
For more information, please contact the Chaplain’s office (309) 556-3005.
Contact: Renee K. Scherer, (309) 556-3181