Chapel Hour to Hold January Diversity Forum
January 21, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University will present its weekly Chapel Hour
on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 11:00 a.m. in the 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.
The Rev. Hailani Chan-Williams, currently the Community Director of South Florida
Ministries, has a wide-ranging perspective regarding faith and diversity. Chan-Williams
once campaigned for community action and social change as a member of the Nation of
Islam before becoming ordained in the United Methodist Church and serving as the director
of community relations at Boston Univerisity’s Marsh Chapel.
“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
For additional information, contact the Chaplain’s office at (309) 556-3005.
Contact: Heather Lindquist, (309) 556-3181