Once again, Global Ministries joined its voice to an ecumenical initiative advocating for justice, peace, and reconciliation for Cuba's people. Recently, Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, threaten to apply more coercive measures to Cuba by adding the country to the State Sponsors of Terrorism List. A finding that a country has "repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism," in the State Department's official description of a state sponsor of terrorism, automatically triggers U.S. sanctions against its government. Sanctions under applicable laws to "terrorist states" include restrictions on U.S. foreign assistance, a ban on defense exports and sales; specific controls over exports of dual-use items; and miscellaneous financial and other restrictions. If added to the list, Cuba would join just three other nations: Iran, North Korea, and Syria. Please see: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/29/us/politics/pompeo-cuba-terrorism-sponsor-list.htmlRead more
The Evangelical Seminary of Theology was established in the city of Matanzas in 1946 as an ecumenical training center. The seminary provides high-level theological education to prepare students for full-time ministry in churches and other Christian service endeavors throughout Cuba and elsewhere.Read more
Thursday, October 15, 2020
10:30 am – 12 noon ET
You are invited to join us for a discussion of religious freedom in Cuba.Read more
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center (CMMLK) was founded in 1987 and is an organization of Christian inspiration in which Cuban people and their churches contribute prophetically to the solidarity of their country and communities. Their contribution is made with education in critical, liberating, and contextual theology. They give hope by organizing social participation with the testimony of service and with an emancipatory Christian inspiration. They give substance to their commitment by ministering with the Cuban people and actively striving for social justiceRead more
“…Therefore, love truth and peace.” Zechariah 8:19
Havana, June 19, 2020Read more
Welcome to the Virtual Pilgrimage to Cuba - a pilgrimage of listening, learning, sharing, and worship! The series has 8 videos and can be enjoyed on your own, or used with groups in your congregation. Youth groups and adult Sunday school classes may especially enjoy going through this together. Join us as we learn of the work and witness of Cuban partners and immerse ourselves in this beautiful Caribbean country. Let's go to Cuba!
Feedback on this resource is welcome! Please email Lorna Hernandez with your comments or questions.Read more
A British-operated cruise ship that was stranded in the Caribbean when people aboard became sick with coronavirus has finally docked in Cuba after a fraught search for a port that would accept it.
The MS Braemar arrived in Mariel, west of Havana, early on March 18th, with passengers expected to be transferred to airplanes for transport home to the UK on the same day.Read more
The General Minister and Presidents of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ, Rev. Terri Hord Owens and Rev. John Dorhauer, have signed on to a letter expressing concern about harmful Cuba policies and calling on the Trump Administration to make a number of changes. Likewise, the Co-Executives of Global Ministries have signed on to a parallel letter calling on members of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 3960, the Freedom for Americans to Travel to Cuba Act, and its Senate companion, S. 2303. Both bills have bipartisan support and 81 percent of Americans, 96 percent of Cubans, and 57 percent of Cuban Americans support lifting the travel ban.Read more
The Disciples Women submitted the Resolution Number GA-1927 to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)'s General Assembly July 23, 2019, concerning the reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, ending the U.S. Embargo against the island, and promoting a constructive relationship between both countries. The Resolution came from the experience of deep and honest dialogue between Christian women in Cuba and Disciples women from the U.S. during the 2018 Woman-to-Woman Worldwide pilgrimage to Cuba where women shared their faith in the God of Peace and embraced a Spirit of mutual accompaniment and solidarity. As women of faith, they jointly raise their voices, prophetic and pastoral, in pain and hope, with the expectation that their shared voices may become one single voice advocating for justice, reconciliation, and peace as well as for fruitful relations between the U.S. and Cuba.Read more
Last month the Trump administration announced several policy changes directed toward Cuba that reverse years of progress made toward normalization of U.S.-Cuban relations. These changes will negatively impact the lives of many and signal a shift back to failed Cold War policies in the region.Read more