Historic Meeting

Historic meeting between Cuban and US Presbyterians begins dialog
Connections reemerge after 54-year embargo

A delegation from the presbyteries of Peace River, Tampa Bay and Tropical Florida made a historic trip to Cuba in February 2016 to meet with leaders of the Presbyterian-Reformed Church in Cuba (IPRC), their first official meeting in 54 years. Prior to 1967, the Cuban Church was a Presbytery within the Synod of New Jersey in the United Presbyterian Church and was nurtured by missionaries and substantial mission giving. The Rev. Daniel Izquierdo, the PRCC Synod Executive, says it was an environment of “dependent plenty.”

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