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Unique experience of Nicaraguan Mormons is lecture topic at BYU May 29

Brigham Young University’s David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host a Latin American Studies lecture featuring Dutch researcher Henri Gooren Tuesday, May 29, at 1 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Gooren’s topic will be “Latter-day Saints Under Siege: The Unique Experience of Nicaraguan Mormons.” Admission to the lecture is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Gooren is a researcher and coordinator for the “Conversions, Careers and Culture Politics in Pentecostalism: A Comparative Study in Four Continents” program at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

He has researched Mormonism, Pentecostalism, Protestantism and Roman Catholicism in Latin America with a focus on conversion. His most recent published work is “Conversion Careers: Why People Become and Remain Religiously Active,” and he is working on a new book dealing with competition for members between charismatic Catholics, classical Pentecostals, Neo-Pentecostals and Mormons in Nicaragua.

Gooren received a doctorate in cultural anthropology at Utrecht University, specializing in religion, Latin America and development issues.

This lecture will be archived online. For more information on David M. Kennedy Center events, see the calendar online at kennedy.byu.edu.

Writer: Aaron Searle

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