Cuban Pastor Participates in Religious Exchange in Nicaragua

HAVANA TIMES — The president of the Council of Churches of Cuba, Joel Ortega, participated in a dialogue with religious leaders, academics and social activists at Nicaragua’s Universidad Evangelica Martin Luther King, reported the Prensa Latina news agency.

For those attending the forum, it was said to be interesting to learn the vision of Cuban churches in a context where the island is updating its economic model and “constructing a system of equality at all levels of human development,” stated rector Benjamin Cortez.

Joel Ortega pointed out that the social work carried out by religious institutions on the island are consistent with the government’s perspective, also noting the ethical commitment of those who through faith prioritize “issues that unite us” in working for the good of our country.

For his part, Cuban Ambassador Eduardo Martinez Borbonet described the Nicaraguan evangelical churches as playing an “active” role in the solidarity movement with the island.

The meeting was also attended by Nicaraguan pastor Sixto Ulloa, who is the human rights ombudsman; and Freddy Franco, the national coordinator of the solidarity with Cuba movement there.