"Love Thy Neighbor" - A Missiological Mandate
"Love Thy Neighbor" - A Missiological Mandate

Author(s): Ilie Soritau
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion
Published by: EDIS- Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina
Keywords: Christian ethics; race; ethnic relations; ethnicity; integration; missions; gypsy;

Summary/Abstract: Persecution and discrimination is an everyday activity. Among the persecuted and the discriminated are the blacks and also the Roma, known in other places by the name gypsies. In the United States and other parts of the world, the whites are persecuting and discriminating against blacks but, in Europe, whites are persecuting and discriminating against the Roma people. Unfortunately, to this day, the Roma people are considered still to be of a lower class or, even worse, a more inferior human being. It is a shame to live in a society that considers itself to be one of peace and unity and to accept these things and allowing them to take place. In this article, special attention will be given to the persecutions and discriminations that the Roma people were facing. Then a descriptive analysis of their contributions and influences on many nations at different times and dates and, in the end, an attempt to best present solutions for such things to cease. In particular, how the churches and humanity will apply it to their ministries and life for the persecution and discrimination of these people to stop and for reconciliation to take place. It is time to move from theory to practice.

  • Issue Year: 7/2021
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 216-222
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English