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After Castro, Baptist Cuban Churches Poised for Growth
After Castro, Baptist Cuban Churches Poised for Growth

By: Joe LaGuardia
Cuba saw a breakdown in both politics and religion in 1959 after Fidel Castro's revolution overthrew the government. Now, nearly a year after Castro's death, Christianity is beginning to flourish again.

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Eye-Opening Lessons from New Friends from Cuba
Eye-Opening Lessons from New Friends from Cuba

By: Joe LaGuardia
After two Baptist leaders from Cuba spent time with my family, I've learned how much we often take for granted in America. It's also opened my eyes to a clearer call for justice.

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Cuban Baptists Find Joy, Growth Amid Difficulties
Cuban Baptists Find Joy, Growth Amid Difficulties

By: Brian Kaylor
Despite the technological and financial limitations that Cubans have faced over the last 50 years, Baptist leaders there report dramatic growth among churches over the last two decades.

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3 Reforms in Wake of Pope Francis' U.S. Visit
3 Reforms in Wake of Pope Francis' U.S. Visit

By: Agnes Howard
Coming by way of Cuba, Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. might remind us of the shared historical experience of our nation and those Spanish-speaking lands south of the border.

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Cuban Baptists Praise Shift in U.S.-Cuba Relations
Cuban Baptists Praise Shift in U.S.-Cuba Relations

By: Brian Kaylor
Leaders of a Cuban Baptist group praised the news that the U.S. and Cuban leaders have announced a historic shift in relations between the two nations after a strained 50-year relationship.

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Cuban Baptists Say Bible Inspires Their Work, Remember Baptist Leader of Cuban Revolution
Cuban Baptists Say Bible Inspires Their Work, Remember Baptist Leader of Cuban Revolution

By: Brian Kaylor
Observing their 40th anniversary, Cuban Baptists underscored the Bible's role in their work and recalled a Baptist leader of the Cuban Revolution.

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Cuban Baptists Advocate for Church-State Separation
Cuban Baptists Advocate for Church-State Separation
By: Brian Kaylor
With one pastor referring to it as "one of the main principles of Baptists," Cuban Baptist leaders emphasized the importance of the separation of church and state.
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U.S., Cuban Baptists Build Bridges During Celebration
U.S., Cuban Baptists Build Bridges During Celebration
By: Brian Kaylor
A 12-person Baptist delegation from the United States trekked to Cuba earlier this month for two days to learn more about Cuban Baptists and build bridges of understanding.
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Pope Benedict XVI to Visit Cuba, Mexico Next Year
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI confirmed that he will travel to Cuba and Mexico next year.
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Cuban Pastor Resigns Under Government Pressure
Cuban Pastor Resigns Under Government Pressure
A Baptist pastor in Cuba said he is stepping down from his church position because of prolonged government pressure and threats made against the church. Other Baptist pastors face similar situations, he warned.
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Religious Leaders Praise new Obama Policy on Cuba
WASHINGTON (RNS) Faith leaders are hailing a change in White House policy that reduces limits on religious travel to Cuba.
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Who's Really Hurt by America's Travel Ban to Cuba?
Who's Really Hurt by America's Travel Ban to Cuba?
Cuba is the only country in the world to which the U.S. bans its citizens from travel. The only ones suffering because of the embargo are Cuba's people, not Castro. Will 50 years of failed policies come to an end?
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