Michelle Brown – Religion as survival strategy

August 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Michelle Brown - Religion as survival strategy

Churches were language sanctuaries for Hungarians who came under Romanian authority in
1920. Even today, seminarians are charged with responsibility for the cultural survival of
Hungarian-speaking Transylvanians. Michelle Brown, recently returned from a three-month stay
in a Unitarian seminary, offers a look at the 21st century reality facing this child of the

Michelle Brown is currently a Community Fellow in the Centre for Studies for Religion and Society at the University of Victoria. A poet and essayist, she was long-listed in the 2015 PRISM international Creative non-fiction contest, receiving an honourable mention in the Victoria Authors Association 2016 Flash Fiction Contest and was recently nominated for the Grouse Grind Lit Prize for V(ery) Short Forms. She is Cree from the Metis Nation.

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