Malaita, Solomon Islands: A Survey of Religious Movements

Malaita, Solomon Islands: A Survey of Religious Movements

On Friday, May 20, 2011 at 3:00pm Right Rev. Dr. Terry M. Brown will speak about “Malaita, Solomon Islands:  A Survey of Religious Movements” in Room 276 the Geisel Library building.

Although the languages and cultures of Malaita share a high degree of unity, the island’s religious life is fractured and fractious: Schisms, consolidations, political aspirations, and divides between urban and rural practices are all part of the Malaitan religious landscape.

Dr. Brown, who served from 1996 to 2008 as the Bishop of Malaita, Anglican Church of Melanesia, will present a summary of his research on the complex religious movements and groups on Malaita, along with a discussion on the wide variety of typologies employed in his work.

Refreshments will be served.  Open to the public.  No RSVP is necessary.

Sponsored by the Melanesian Archive.  Questions? Please contact Kathy Creely (

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