- Culture and History
Launch of Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller Friendly Churches Friday 9th of June 2023 Good Shepherd Church Poole
Kushti Bok was honoured to welcome the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to meet up with local Gypsies and Travellers at the Church the Good Shepherd in Poole, on Friday 9th June 2023, to launch the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Friendly Churches intiative.
Join Dr Steven Horne, author of Gypsies and Jesus: A Traveller Theology* and the Durham Diocesan Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Chaplain Revd Nicky Chater for an in-person event.
Robert Czibi, a Roma artist from Hungary, migrated to London in 2010 and has been an active contributor to the city’s art scene. He explores Roma culture and identity through various mediums, exhibiting his work internationally in prestigious venues.
Fr Joseph Fernandes was made Prebendary on 28th May, St Paul’s Cathedral, in recognition of his work as the Diocesan Chaplain for the Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities in the Diocese of London.
Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller Friendly Churches were invited to attend and share our vision of friendly churches and why these churches are needed at the inaugural networking meeting in Liverpool. Guy Hewitt, Racial Justice Director said: ‘The racial justice team in the Church of England is committed to working with and supporting the Gypsy, Roma … Read more
Through powerful and compelling theatre, Crystal’s Vardo weaves the histories and cultures of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities into one story. The aim of the play is to raise awareness of the persecution of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities through the centuries and to reflect on the ways this manifests as anti-Gypsyism today. Click … Read more
The Diocese of Durham Pledges its Commitment to Provide Support for the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities
Durham Diocesan Synod voted unanimously for a motion to work with local authorities to offer temporary safe stopping places for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller peoples in May 2022. It is the first synod to try and put into action the 2019 General Synod Motion (GS2321): ‘ Centuries of Marginalisation, Visions of Hope: Mission and Ministry … Read more
Dr Steven Horne informs us that: ‘God moves, so does His Word, so does His Spirit, and a quick glance through the entire Bible reveals that so does His people. Permanent impermanence. But what does this look like ‘on the ground’, in the depths of our daily lives, the struggles of our thoughts, the standards … Read more