Chapel Hour Celebrates Diwali
October 22, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University will present its weekly chapel hour
on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. in Evelyn Chapel (1301 N. Park St., Bloomington).
The service is open to the public.
The Hindu Student Association will lead this week’s chapel hour titled “Diwali: A
Day of Celebration.”
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Light, celebrates the triumph of knowledge and
goodness, represented by light, over negative forces such as wickedness, anger and
injustice. Celebrants mark the occasion with customs such as the lighting of numerous
lamps to honor the gifts the light symbolizes including knowledge, health, and peace.
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.html.
Contact: Heather Lindquist, ’09, (309) 556-3181