Persecution of religion in Rumania.
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Persecution of religion in Rumania. by Rumanian National Committee.

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Published in Washington .
Written in English



  • Romania.


  • Church and state -- Romania.

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LC ClassificationsBR926 .R8
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Pagination37 p.
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6079428M
LC Control Number50032764

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Additional Physical Format: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Comitetul Național Român. Persecution of religion in Rumania. Washington,   Roma, the largest ethnic minority in Eastern Europe, are perhaps the region's most misunderstood, most persecuted, and maligned minority. Since their migration from India approximately six hundred years ago, Roma have suffered economic, political and cultural discrimination at the hands of both communist and capitalist and both democratic and totalitarian societies. Indeed, the occasional persecution may even be good for a ruler. The reason relates to the second institutional factor: the importance of religious legitimacy. When rulers maintain their power in part by being legitimated via religion, scapegoating of religious minorities can be a powerful tool when faced with threats to stability. The idea was a haven for the persecuted and the survivors, a democracy in a region where the idea was poorly understood, and a place where—as Philip Roth had put it in a one-handed novel that I read when I was about nineteen—even the traffic cops and soldiers were Jews.

Religion became contested ground in the German Democratic Republic, with the governing Communists promoting state atheism, although some people remained loyal to Christian communities. At first, the promotion of atheism received little official attention. In the mids, as the Cold War heated up, atheism became a topic of major interest for the state, in both domestic and foreign contexts. Reverend Wurmbrand: To all the religions. The Jewish religion has been persecuted just as the Christian religion. In the prison of Gherla we had a whole room with rabbis who were in prisons. We had in prison the Moslem priests and so on. Mr. Sourwine: Did they segregate the rabbis in one room Reverend Wurmbrand: Yes.   The atheism in communist regimes has been and continues to be militant atheism and various acts of repression including the razing of thousands of religious buildings and the killing, imprisoning, and oppression of religious leaders and believers.. The persecution of Christians in the Soviet Union was the result of the violently atheist Soviet government. Discover the best Religious Intolerance & Persecution in Best Sellers. Find the top most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers.

“The people who have been arrested in Romania are the victims, not the aggressors. In the eyes of the Romanian authorities the unproven accusation of ‘incitement to violence’ is more serious than the actual violence that was committed by the miners, traces of which are still visible on Munteanu’s body. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month of over 3, results for "christian persecution" Skip to .   An organization called the League of Militant Atheists, which boasted a membership of million persons in , sent out atheist missionaries to convert Soviet citizens located in rural parts of the tic literature numbering a total of million pages was distributed throughout the USSR. To those who did not warmly receive its message, the League of Militant Atheists resorted. In fact, the Romanian government was soon persecuting all religious groups: Jews, Orthodox, Catholics, and Protestants. One of the most moving accounts of this persecution from the period is Protestant pastor Richard Wurmbrands widely acclaimed Tortured for Christ. The chief rabbi of Romania, Alexandru Safran, was summarily deposed and exiled.