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
Lars Schoultz, 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
Julia Sweig, 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.
Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba
Tom Gjelten, Viking, 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