If you’d like to learn more about Cuba and our Cuban partners, the Presbyterian-Reformed Church in Cuba and the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Matanzas, Cuba:
- Use the Cuba report entitled “New Hope and Realities in Cuban-American Relations: A Nuevo Momento” (from the 2016 General Assembly) as a study in your congregation or presbytery.
- Study the new Mutual Mission Agreement between the PCUSA and the IPRC.
(English – español)
- Download and use the Cuba Study Curriculum (prepared by First Champaign, IL).
- Visit and share information on the Cuba Partners Mission Network website. (CubaPartnersNetwork.org)
- Subscribe to mission letters from our mission co-workers in Cuba, Jo Ella Holman, Josey Saez Acevedo, and David Cortes-Fuentes. (https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/mission-connections/)
- Invite speakers to your congregation—Cuban church leaders, mission co-workers, Cuba Partners network members.
To participate in our PC(USA) Cuba efforts:
- Advocate for U.S. policies included in the Cuba report to General Assembly: relations are changing between Cuba and the U.S. but the embargo and its provision still impose many restrictions on Cubans and on U.S. citizens.
- Pray for our Cuban partners and pray for our mission co-workers in this new era of change.
- Advocate for improved U.S.-Cuba relations and stay informed on pending legislation through the Latin America Working Group (LAWG) website.
- Financially support our Cuban church and seminary partners and our PC(USA) mission co-workers for Cuba.
To get to know our Cuban partners:
- Participate in your congregational, presbytery or synod’s partnership with Cuba — some 60 congregations, 6 presbyteries and 1 synod already have formal partnerships and new ones are in the works.
- Participate in the Cuba Partners mission network—newsletters, email updates, website and annual gatherings.
- Visit Cuban partners in Cuba via existing presbytery and congregational partnerships near you and organized exploratory trips you can enroll in.
- Ask your Presbytery to invite Cuban International Peacemaker to visit.
For more information on PC(USA) Cuba Partnerships, contact:
- Jo Ella Holman
Regional Liaison for Cuba and the Caribbean
- The Cuba Partners Network (via email)
For general information on Cuba:
That Infernal Little Cuban Republic:
The United States and the Cuban Revolution
University of North Carolina, 2009.
History of U.S. diplomatic and political relations
with Cuba from Teddy Roosevelt to the 21st century.
Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know
Oxford University Press, 2016.
Concise and accessible portrait of Cuba
with up-to-date questions and answers.
A Contemporary Cuba Reader:
The Revolution under Raúl Castro
P. Brenner, M. Jiménez, J. Kirk & W. LeoGrande (editors)
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015.
Recent writing on Cuban politics, economics,
foreign relations, society, and culture.
Our Woman in Havana:
A Diplomat’s Chronicle of America’s
Long Struggle with Castro’s Cuba
The Overlook Press, 2018
Chronicles the past several decades of US-Cuba
relations by a top diplomat in Havana under Presidents
Clinton and George W. Bush.
Our Woman in Havana: Reporting Castro’s Cuba
Oneworld Publications. 2018
A general history as well as a history of dissidents like
Oswaldo Payá and the Damas en Blanco. Gritty and funny.
Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba
Viking Press, 2008.
A wonderful history of a company, a family and Cuban history
from 1800 – 1960. Raúl Castro’s wife, Vilma Espin, is a Bacardi.
Center for Democracy in the Americas
Cuba Central Newsblast
Latin America Working Group
Advocacy and Lobbying
In Cuba Today
Current News on Cuba