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Talks @ Pulitzer: The Atlas of Pentecostalism With Bregtje van der Haak

Event Date:

February 26, 2014 | 5:30 PM EST TO 8:00 PM EST
Atlas of Pentecostalism

An interactive visual guide to the world's most rapidly growing religious movement.

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Pentecostalism is growing at an unprecedented rate in countries as diverse as Korea, Nigeria, Guatemala, Brazil and South Africa. If there is one design icon that unites the expanding network of stylistically diverse Pentecostal churches around the globe, it is the comfortable, cheap, and easy to clean white plastic chair. Image from the Atlas of Pentecostalism reporting project. Nigeria, 2013.

Each day around the world, an estimated 35,000 people join a Pentecostal church. Of the world's 2 billion Christians, a quarter are now Pentecostals—up from just 6 percent in 1980. Join us for a talks@pulitzer on Wednesday, February 26, when Bregtje van der Haak discusses her examination of the world's fastest growing religion through her Pulitzer Center reporting project, the "Atlas of Pentecostalism."

Van der Haak, a documentary filmmaker and journalist, undertook the project with Richard Vijgen, who investigates new strategies to find the big stories in big data through research and design. The reporting project incorporates a dynamic and unique online database that maps this expanding global religion as it evolves by using global crowd-sourcing, big data, cinematography, interviews, academic collaborations and an immersive video documentary on a Pentecostal church in Nigeria that routinely draws congregations of half a million people.

Light reception at 6:30 pm followed by remarks at 7 pm.
Free but please reserve your seat today by emailing the Pulitzer Center at: [email protected] (subject line: "Feb. 26 talks @ pulitzer").
Wednesday, February 26
6:30-8 pm
Pulitzer Center
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 615
Washington, DC 20036
Closest Metro: Dupont Circle

The event will be livestreamed with Google Hangout on Air. Watch the event live or after it is over, on YouTube. If the video doesn't play hit "refresh" on your computer.) Tweet your questions to @pulitzercenter.


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