Global Ministries Partner the Cuban Council of Churches (CIC) received the “Premio Esperanza” (“Hope Price”) on December 1st during the commemoration of World HIV/AIDS held in Habana, Cuba. This distinction, which was first awarded in 2001, was presented to CIC in recognition of their “support for people with HIV.” CIC has a hotline that provides information about HIV. They also promote events and activities in solidarity with those affected by the virus in the community and the country.Read more
Woman-to-Woman Worldwide in Cuba
In October 2018, a group of Disciples Women from different parts of the United States traveled to Cuba to walk in solidarity, affirm the unity of the church in Jesus Christ, and join the common struggle for justice and peace with Global Ministries’ partners on the island. This ecumenical experience encouraged participants to see the world through new eyes and to bring that perspective back to their congregations and communities. These are some of their reflections.
In Washington D.C., there is no shortage of issues to focus on these days. No lack of political and moral crises to keep one up at night. In my work, I have been reminded of just how closely intertwined our policy work is with personal stories and struggles—the connection between the prophetic and the pastoral. What happens in D.C. has a ripple effect across our nation, impacting the lives of many around the world.Read more
The congregation forms a circle large enough to include everyone. Each person either places their hand on the head of the person to their right or their right palm on the back of the left hand of the person to the right.Read more
Mourning for the victims of the plane crash in Cuba
The Reverend Joel Ortega Dopico, General Secretary of the Cuban Council of Churches, made a call to unity in prayer for the people in Cuba, their families, for the resistant church, being brave and prophetic, and loving in hope against all hope before the tragic plane crash occurred on last Friday. Reverend Dopico invited Christian communities abroad to join in prayer for the families, specially the brothers and sisters of the Church of the Nazarene in Cuba, for their pastoral care for their churches, for its leaders and its President, the Reverend Rev. Leonel López.Read more
During the 4th and 5th of April, the forty-eighth General Assembly of the Council of Churches of Cuba, CIC, was held in the Episcopal Cathedral of Havana. With the motto "Joyful in hope," the event was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on the 50th anniversary of his murder and also evoked the 20 years of the Cuban Evangelical Celebration "Jesus Christ in all and for all. Peace, Love and Unity." The theme of hope was the central emphasis of the assembly. The meeting was preceded by the Assembly of Young Christians and culminated in a closing ceremony and the installation of new CIC leadership for the next two years.Read more
Written by Connie Larkman
A Global Ministries delegation celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with friends and partners in Cuba, as part of a journey to deepen relationships between churches in the two countries. Eight clergy from the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) spent nine days in Cuba from Oct. 25-Nov. 2 meeting with partners, as part of the Caribbean Initiative.Read more
Two earthquakes and two hurricanes marked the history of the Caribbean with destruction and despair in the past few weeks. Many of our partners have suffered the devastating effects of these natural phenomena, piling up on top of the permanent social, economic, political, and emotional challenges of everyday life on these lands of sun and blue skies.Read more
Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have battered the southern coast of the United States as well as wreaking untold damage across the Caribbean. Many of the most heavily hit areas have not been heard from yet, and this page will be updated as new information from partners is received.
Please continue to hold all of those impacted in your prayers.
You can make a gift towards the recovery work by following the links
- One Great Hour of Sharing Response (UCC)
- Week of Compassion Response (Disciples of Christ)
- Global Ministries Partners Response