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Cultural Bridging in a Time of Crisis
Tags: bridging, czechia, europe, roma, slovakia
When Berty, short for Bartolomej, and I met for coffee, it was clear that he was under a lot of stress. Severe stomach cramps, sleeplessness, and anemia had taken its toll on him physically and...
New Pathways in Mission
Tags: germany, immigrants, migrants, roma
I was born in Lom, Bulgaria, a small, ancient town known as Almus during the Roman Empire. In Lom, like many places in Eastern Europe, there is a separation between where the Bulgarians live and...
Cultivating “4th Soil” Disciples in Ourselves and Others
Tags: 4th soil, disciples, discipleship, roma
The Roma, they are the people of myth, legend and media creations. They are commonly known by the name, Gypsy, given to them by outsiders. Most of us have images in our minds of what “Gypsies” are...
Movements in Mission
Christianity Among the Roma (Gypsies)
Tags: europe, gypsies, gypsy, roma, romani
Although 'Gypsy' may be a more recognizable name, it can also convey a derogatory meaning in some European contexts. Therefore, in general, we use the term 'Roma' in this issue, apart from...
From Prejudice to Love
I am Bulgarian. I was born and raised in a loving family and had a wonderful childhood. Both of my parents are very well educated with good professions, so getting a good education was the number...
Partners In Ministry with the Roma
Tags: europe, partners, roma, roma networks
Meeting the Roma
“I laughed more tonight than during our first two years here in the Czech Republic,” I said to my wife as we left Ivan and Jana’s house in 1999. We did not know it at the time...
Questions of Prejudice in Hungary
Tags: children, europe, roma, sociologist, women
I am a sociologist and a Roma woman. I work for the Kecskemet Reformed Church Roma Mission and I primarily deal with social phenomena concerning Roma people. I think it is important to exchange...
Obeying The Call
Overcoming Cultural Obstacles to Mission
Tags: barriers, cultural, europe, roma, serbia
It was midnight on a winter night when I returned home to Leskovac, Serbia by bus from a city about 90 miles away where my wife and I felt called to plant a new church. My wife was still up waiting...
Loving Our “Unwanted” Neighbors
Tags: cultural, gypsy, loving, mustard seed, neighbors, roma
She grew up conscious of the Roma (Gypsy) presence but had no more thoughts of them than the usual stereotypes: they are filthy and they steal, their yards look like junkyards and they do not want...