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Alan Gross Release Hailed as Hanukkah ‘Miracle,’ First Step in ‘Normalized’ U.S.-Cuba Relations
Originally Posted: 12/17/2014 - 1:21pm | Type: Blog

President Obama chose the Dec. 17 release as a springboard to announce a massive historic “normalization” of U.S.-Cuba relations. Alan Gross, the Jewish international aid worker h ...

Learning from the Unspeakable
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum JFK's assasination provides us with lessons about the dangers of secret wars and unaccountable power. ...

Clifford Sloan Selected As Guantanamo Closure Envoy By President Obama
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

In an effort to close down the prison at Guantanamo Bay, President Barack Obama has called to action one of Washington’s most resourceful lawyers, Clifford Sloan. In an effort to ...

Colors of Cuba
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:14am | Type: Blog

I just returned from a weeklong visit to Cuba. A team of seven people from First Baptist Church Greenville went to be with and learn from our partner church in Guanahay, Cuba — La Iglesia Bautista del Camino. ...

Gen Xers and the New Cuba
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Julienne Gage A new generation of Cuban Americans encourages broader dialogue. GROWING UP IN the Catholic Chu ...

Driving Toward Cuba's Future
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 3:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Wes Granberg-Michaelson A U.S. church delegation this winter discovered a Cuba at the crossroads of change. T ...

After Pope’s Trip, Catholic Bishops Seek End to Cuba Embargo
Originally Posted: 04/20/2012 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

Following Pope Benedict XVI's recent trip to Cuba, U.S. Catholic bishops are pushing the State Department to lift the 50-year Cuban embargo in order to improve religious liberty and human rights for the C ...

The Cold War is Over
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 1:12pm | Type: Blog

From the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991, the Cold War ended. But U.S. policymakers apparently still haven’t gotten the news. ...

Pope Meets with Fidel Castro, Urges More Freedom
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

Pope Benedict XVI ended his three-day visit to Cuba on Wednesday (March 28) with an appeal for more religious freedom for the Catholic Church, ahead of a highly anticipated meeting with the island's histo ...

Pope Benedict XVI in Cuba: A Media Round-up
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 8:28am | Type: Blog

Pope Benedict XVI’s 3-day visit to Cuba began Monday, when President Raul Castro greeted the pontiff at the airport of Santiago de Cuba. The arrival was fairly quiet, but the evening Mass in Santiago’s plaza w ...

Pope Arrives in Cuba, Blasts Economic ‘Selfishness’
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Cuba on Monday (March 26), renewing the Catholic Church's pledge to "work tirelessly to better serve all Cubans" as the island strives to "renew and broaden its ...

Pope to Find Challenges, Opportunities in Cuba
Originally Posted: 03/19/2012 - 4:13pm | Type: Blog

A small group of protesters occupied a church in central Havana, illustrating the challenges that Pope Benedict XVI will find in Cuba during a March 23-29 trip. VATICAN CITY--Two ...

Jews Ask Pope to Push for Aid Worker’s Release in Cuba
Originally Posted: 03/14/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

Pope Benedict XVI will use his upcoming trip to Cuba to press for the release of Alan Gross, a Jewish man who has languished in a Cuban jail for more than two years, according to Gross' supporters. ...

The Cuban Journal
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 3:25pm | Type: Blog

Earlier this month, Sojourners board member and former General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America, Wes Granberg-Michaelson, journeyed to Cuba with a delegation of religious leaders from the National C ...

The Walls Come Tumbling Down
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday It's time for a new relationship with Cuba. A warning sign greeted my three traveling comp ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Travel Bans. The Treasury Department dropped the thre ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Island Living Island Living The 45-minute DVD Bloqueo: Looking at the U.S. Embargo Again ...

Come On Down!
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Twenty-five Christian peacemakers, members of Witness Against Torture, walked 50 miles from Santiago, Cuba, to the gates of the controversial U.S. Naval Base at ...

A Tale of Two Countries
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 1:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Batstone I began 2003 in Cuba. It's a good practice to launch a new year with fresh insights. Cuba did not disappoint. It was ...

The Great Experiment
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julienne Gage Reflections on Cuba's past---and future. Is Cuba a revolutionary triumph or a communist tr ...

In the Interest of Other Cuban Children
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler One outcome of the circus surrounding the Elian Gonzalez case has been increased scrutiny of U.S.-Cuba policy and renewed hope ...

A Church Reborn
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Thomas Quigley The pope's visit has inspired Cuban believers. The Catholic Church in Cuba, reduced to a s ...