Today, April 8, is International Roma Day. Read here about this celebration of Romani culture and the diverse contributions of Roma at HumanRights.Gov, where you can learn about U.S. Embassy activities and government engagement on Roma issues.
Throughout this week, the CBF Romany Ministries Team is featuring prayers on their blog. With the theme “Unexpected Partners,” Romany Team members are sharing how Romany Christians have helped and influence them. Be sure to stop by and read these prayers and learn more about the ministries of the Romany Team. You may download the Prayer Guide in the following formats:
CBF’s fellowship! magazine featured Romany Team members Jon and Tanya Parks in the December/January issue. Read that feature story below:
For more information on International Roma Day, see a sampling of news coverage from around the world in recognition of this day.
- International Roma Day marked today [The Slovak Spectator]
- Rights groups slam France’s Roma policy on World Romani Day [RFI]
- Roma in Europe: Demanding justice and protection in the face of violence [Amnesty International]
Additional resources via CBFblog:
The Baptist Boat I’m in – A Romany Team Reflection [Mary Van Rheenen]
Multiculturality: A background on Romany people [Shane McNary]