|The Cuban Council of Churches Ratifies its social commitment
2012.05.27 - 12:47:45 / email@example.com
HAVANA, Cuba. - The Cuban Council of Churches, reaffirmed on Friday, during its 45th General Assembly, held in this capital, its commitment to support and stay next to thepeople in its battle in defense of social achievements.
In a statement issued at the end of the meeting, the movement condemned the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on the island by the US government, a maneuver he described as "a criminal attitude and genocide."
The over 40 churches, Christian institutions and ecumenical groups met at the Council agreed to give a leading role to the search for peace and to continue joining efforts with their US counterparts for the normalization of bilateral relations.
The Council’s outgoing president, Reverend Marcial Miguel Hernandez, stated that they will continue the struggle for the definitive return of the five Cuban heroes –condemned in the US for fighting terrorism- to their homeland and families.
Reverend Joel Ortega Dopico, new president of the Council, said that there was a sense of unity in the new board and that it managed to achieve great balance and diversity, with a high number of young members, which is, in his opinion, a sign of maturity in the movement.
We expect to be able to accompany our nation along its path to progress, above all in these times of transformations and changes, he pointed out.
The Cuban Council of Churches –founded in 1941- is a fraternal community of churches, which includes ecumenical and Christian movements and institutions and others entities like the Jewish community and the Yoga association of self-realization, bringing together over 50% of Cuban evangelical churches -a total of 48 denominations.