By David Thurfjell

ISBN-10: 1848859287

ISBN-13: 9781848859289

A Pentecostal revival is sweeping the Romani groups of Europe. The dominant non secular orientation of ecu Roma, Pentecostalism has turn into one of many significant components in the back of Romani social improvement within the wake of the discrimination, marginalization, and transforming into anti-ziganist sentiments of the newest a long time. via this way of charismatic Protestant Christianity, Roma have conquer social difficulties and inner conflicts in addition to conflict opposed to the hostility and exclusion of the 'macro gajo' (non-Roma) society.
Based on interviews and box paintings, this unique ethnographic learn bargains a distinct presentation and research of the Pentecostal revival in a single of Europe's many Romani groups - the Kaale Roma of Finland and Sweden. via person lifestyles tales, old exposés, sociological interpretation, and formality and discourse research, Thurfjell offers a shiny, actual portrait of the multifaceted and complicated scenario of latest Roma.
This research of the Pentecostal stream is of curiosity to a person who seeks to appreciate the spiritual, historic, social and discursive tactics that underlie the advanced and tough scenario of ecu Roma today.

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A third important centre for Kalderash Pentecostalism in Stockholm is centred around the minister Lars Dimitri who through his political and cultural engagement for Romani issues has been very influential in forming the Roma policies of the Swedish authorities. Pastor Dimitri also gives television sermons on a regular basis. Outside Stockholm there are Kalderash-dominated congregations in Göteborg, Malmö and Helsingborg. The Lovaria group, mostly consisting of immigrants who came from Poland and Russia in the 1980s, is connected to a congregation known as New Life in central Stockholm.

The genocide committed by the German Nazi government was an extreme example of how the longing for coherence that is inherent to many modern ideologies led to the eradication of the otherness represented by Jews and Roma. Arguably, the attempts to eradicate Romani culture in Finland and Sweden during the same period could be seen as a parallel to this. In the northern countries, however, it was not genocide but social engineering that was utilised to implement the policy. The wind changes Then, in the 1960s, things started to change.

Among the other Romani groups, most notably the Kalderash, there are congregations that are explicitly Romani. Such congregations exist in the cities of Stockholm, Malmö, Göteborg and Helsingborg,114 and there are dreams of starting up more such congregations. Among the Kaale, however, the Pentecostals attend the church together with gaje and there are no churches run by Kaale Roma alone. indd 46 15/11/2012 11:32 the finnish kaale and their religion 47 language is most often Finnish even in Sweden, however, the Roma will often attend the services offered in this language.

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