Global Education director to present drumming worship service


Dr. Godlove Fonjweng, director of Global Education and Diversity at Wilkes University and accomplished African drummer, will present a special drumming worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 3.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wyoming Valley will host an hour of drumming, singing and dancing as Fonjweng traces the central spiritual force of the drum in Africa from animism and ancestor worship to its integration with Christianity and Islam in the present.

Fonjweng is a U.S. citizen of Cameroonian ancestry. He has a master’s and a doctorate in geology from the University of Pennsylvania, following graduation from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Geochemistry. Fonjweng has 11 years of experience teaching, including five years as assistant professor of Earth and Environmental Science at Philadelphia University.

He is in his fifth year at Wilkes University, having spent the first year serving as director of the Center for Global Education and Diversity and is in his fourth year serving as director of Global Education at Wilkes University.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wyoming Valleyis at Church and Mount Olivet roads in Wyoming.