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La Habana, Cuba – Washington, DC, USA
On either side of the river is the tree of life
-Revelation 22:2 NRSV
We are only days away from Easter 2020, the most important celebration of Christianity, and the world is going through a crisis of inestimable implications that affects all edges of life on the planet.
The Council of Churches of Cuba and the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA have worked closely together for many years for the right to life, health, and welfare of all the inhabitants of this world. It is the love of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, that unites us and demands that we raise our prayer to our God for the countries and the families that suffer today because of the COVID 19 pandemic. This suffering intensifies and worsens due to inequalities and injustices; the enormous gaps between the rich and the poor; differences among regions; lack of inclusion; gender injustice and migratory and climate justice problems.
We are grateful for the thousands of Cuban doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals who are selflessly providing lifesaving assistance throughout the world. Therefore, it is imperative the blockade and coercive sanctions are lifted so they would be able to save lives during the pandemic.
We know that goodwill between Cubans and Americans will help the entire world in this moment. We pray our call will be heard.
Rev. Antonio Santana Hernandez
Rev. Joel Ortega Dopico
Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer
Serving as a leading voice of witness to the living Christ in the public square since 1950, the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) brings together 38 member communions and more than 40 million Christians in a common commitment to God’s love and promise of unity.
NCC News contact: Steven D. Martin: 202.412.4323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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