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CUBAN COUNCIL OF CHURCHES VISIT:

News Alert on Cuban Council of Churches Delegation Visit to the U.S., October 10-20, 2000

POST-VISIT NEWS STORIES:

Next Steps In Their Relationship Tops U.S., Cuban Churches' Agenda

NCCCUSA Delegation Encounters Cuban Church Life

Joint Declaration, National Council of Churches  and the Cuban Council of Churches

BASIC INFORMATION:

NCC News Alert: U.S., Cuban Ecumenical Councils to Meet in Cuba Sept. 2-7, 2000
Includes purpose, agenda and names/ID’s for delegation members

U.S., Cuban Ecumenical Council Heads Describe Their Hopes for the Sept. 2-7, 2000, NCC Delegation Visit to Cuba

IN GREATER DETAIL:

Some Frequently Asked Questions About the NCC and the Elian Gonzalez Case

Backgrounder: Cuban Council of Churches-(U.S.) NCC Relations

The NCC at Glance: Who Belongs, How it Works, What it Does

Background on the Cuban Council of Churches

Backgrounder on School Kits for Cardenas Schools

Backgrounder, Church World Service Humanitarian Aid to Cuba

Background Information on Cuba's Protestant Churches, Compiled by the National Council of Churches

Crossing the Divide: The Protestant Churches in Cuba (Backgrounder from the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), Updated by NCC 8/2000)

 NCC CUBA POLICY BASE:

NCC 1968 Policy: “Imperatives of Peace and Responsibilities of Power”

NCC 1973 “Resolution on the Restoration of Normal Relations with Cuba”

NCC 1994 “Statement on the U.S.A. Policy Change Towards Cuba

 ABOUT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S CUBA POLICY:

Cuba Update and Action Alert from the Washington Office on Latin America

American Association for World Health Report “Denial of Food and Medicine: The Impact of the U.S. Embargo on Health and Nutrition in Cuba”

U.S. State Department Fact Sheet: “The Cuban Adjustment Act” 

FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

The NCC’s Friendship Press offers study resources on Cuba.  Call 212-870-2496 for a catalog, or visit the catalog on the Web at www.ncccusa.org/friend/9900.html

The Washington Office on Latin America has many links to other information about Cuba: www.wola.org/cubalinks.html

HOW TO DONATE:

Interested in donating to NCC/Church World Service humanitarian aid to Cuba? Click here! Donation form allows you to designate your gift

The NCC and Cuba 

By invitation of the Cuban Council of Churches, a (U.S.) National Council of Churches official delegation, headed by the Rev. Dr. Bob Edgar, NCC General Secretary, visited Cuba Sept. 2-7, 2000.   

Partners for more than 40 years, the two ecumenical councils helped lay the groundwork for Elian Gonzalez's return to his father.  Now they meet in a rapidly evolving context – “post-Elian,” as U.S.-Cuban national relations begin to thaw; as Cuba’s churches grow rapidly in membership, witness, service and respect in their society, and as both the NCC and Cuban Council of Churches reach out in new ways to Roman Catholics, Pentecostals and evangelicals.  

This NCC Web section offers not only full information about the delegation visit but also a host of other resources for study and action, on Cuba's churches and Ecumenical Movement and on U.S. government policy concerning Cuba.

For further information, email nccc_usa@ncccusa.org or phone 212-870-2227.

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