From Double to Triple Minority: Romanian neo-Protestants from the Serbian Banat in the United States and Canada
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The paper is devoted to issues of emigration to overseas countries the United States and Canada, and of integration of Romanian neo-Protestants from the Serbian Banat into the Diaspora. Since the position of neo-Protestant communities in different social and political circumstances was unfavorable, neo-Protestant believers began to emigrate, not only for economic reasons, but mainly in search of religious freedom. The emigration of Romanian neo-Protestants was particularly intense from the mid-sixties, when the Yugoslav communist regime allowed its citizens to travel abroad. By going to the New World, now a triple minority, the Romanians originated in the Serbian Banat joined existing neo-Protestant communities or established new communities, which would greatly affect their integration into the new environment, but also the creation of a separate and in many ways specific identity.