Home Institution

Macalester College

Publication Date

Spring 2006

Program Name

Samoa: Pacific Islands Studies

Abstract

The following study delves into the contemporary presence of the Mormon Church in Samoa. Several informants were interviewed to uncover the perceptions of both Mormons and non-Mormons alike, as to why the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has had such success in Samoa and what that means for the people here. More specifically, informants were asked to discuss where they saw the Latter-day Saints coming into conversation with Samoan culture and then how they saw this process happening. The result is a look into how Mormons, both Samoan and American see their presence in Samoa in contrast with how non-Mormons see the LDS presence. Cultural dialogues abound with complex results and hopeful implications for further study.

Disciplines

Religion

 

Included in

Religion Commons

Share

Article Location

 
COinS