Christian Solidarity Worldwide, November 30, 2019
Church leaders, human rights defenders and other activists continue to face government harassment and arbitrary detention in the wake of the approval of a new constitution that further restricts freedom of religion or belief.
The Ladies in White, a peaceful protest group consisting of wives and female family members of political prisoners, are frequently detained from attending Sunday mass and dropped off in a remote area to find their own way home.
Despite this worsening situation, there has been an unprecedented show of unity among the denominations.
In June, seven Protestant denominations, including the five largest in terms of membership, joined together to launch a new Cuban Alliance of Evangelical Churches in a show of inter-denominational unity that has not been witnessed since the 1959 Revolution.
Pray that their efforts will lead to true religious freedom in Cuba.