Despite Trump, Pastors for Peace will Arrive in Cuba on Monday

Havana, June 20 (RHC).- With their commitment to solidarity and the fight against the blockade, Pastors for Peace are developing their caravan #30 to Cuba, where they will arrive next Monday after touring 40 North American cities.

On this occasion, 37 members of the project will travel to Havana, maintaining their challenge to the prohibitions of visiting Cuba, imposed by the White House on Americans.

While the US government intensifies its hostility to the largest of the Antilles, the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization IFCO-Pastors for Peace calls for the continuation of actions against the blockade, affirmed the executive director, Gail Walker, in recent statements.

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During an event in Washington, the daughter of the unforgettable Reverend Lucius Walker indicated that many organizations have issued communiques to condemn the Trump administration’s measures against the island, and stressed the importance of spreading the truth about Cuba.

About the next trip of that project, President Miguel Díaz-Canel wrote in his account of the social network twitter, “Consistent with its historic rejection of the blockade, once again, Cuba receives the love and solidarity of Pastors for Peace”.

The arrival of the US-Cuba 30th Caravan of Friendship on June 25 will start a program lasting until July 5, which announces exchanges with authorities, civil society organizations, with the population, workers, intellectuals, university students and cooperativists.

The same day of its arrival, there will be a welcome ceremony that will take place at the Martin Luther King Memorial Center at night.

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During their stay in Cuba, the visitors will see in the field the results of the recovery actions after the tornado that hit Havana, and the advances in various community projects in addition to doing volunteer work in agricultural areas.

The pastors will participate in a meeting with the Ecumenical Network and in an inter-religious dialogue, with visits to the Ciénaga de Zapata, Playa Girón, Cienfuegos and Santa Clara, the city of Che, where they will pay homage.

The Pastors have overcome great obstacles to maintain their trips to challenge the blockade since 1992, when they began these caravans, a history they honor with zeal as the legacy of friendship between the leaders of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, and of Pastors for Peace, Lucius Walker.

Source URL: Radio Habana Cuba

Translated by JRE/EF

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