Skip to main content
Intellect

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

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

COVID-19 and Vaccination Rates: Answers from a BYU statistician

September 15, 2021
In this Q&A, BYU Academic Vice President and statistician Shane Reese discusses the complex numbers behind COVID-19 and vaccination rates.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

Can you tell the difference between an authentic Mesoamerican artifact and a forgery? This BYU student can.

September 14, 2021
Move over, Indiana Jones. In her undergraduate work authenticating the Mesoamerican greenstone collection at BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures, anthropology student Chloe Burkey developed an eagle eye for the microscopic details that distinguish authentic artifacts from forged ones.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

Three national outlets rank BYU one of the best values in the country

September 13, 2021
Brigham Young University continues to be one of the best values in the country when it comes to higher education, according to new rankings from Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=