Chapel Hour Holds Diversity Forum

September 16, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University will present its weekly chapel hour on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. in Evelyn Chapel (1301 N. Park St., Bloomington).

The service is open to the public.

This week’s chapel hour will kick off the semester’s first monthly Diversity Forum.

This month’s Diversity Forum will feature Rev. Dr. Abraham Waya. Ordained and currently serving in the Franklin United Methodist Church in Franklin Mass., Waya, born in Nigeria, has studied in both Russia and the United States, obtaining doctorates in both Philosophy and Theology.

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

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

For additional information, contact the Chaplain’s Office at (309) 556-3005 or visit the Chaplain’s homepage at

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