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£139 million of ‘made-up money’ will count as UK aid and contribute towards meeting the UK government’s target for spending 0.7 per cent of national income on aid, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed.
The National Council of Churches in the USA and the Cuban Council of Churches have expressed “great joy and celebration” at renewed US-Cuba relations.
Following positive progress in relations between Cuba and the United States, the World Council of Churches has welcomed the developments.
Christian leaders are calling on the United States government to initiate direct dialogue with the Cuban government.
Latin American and Cuban churches have called for 'an ecumenism of concrete gestures' at a recent regional meeting in Havana.
The United States economic blockade against Cuba has forced the postponement of the 6th General Assembly of the Latin American Council of Churches
His trip to Cuba will be the pontiff's second visit to Latin America, home to almost half of the world's Catholics. Benedict XVI visited Brazil in 2007.
Amnesty International says Cuba must reform an arbitrary exit permit scheme affecting all Cubans, after a prominent blogger was again blocked from travelling abroad.
Church leaders from the US and Cuba have wrapped up a five-day meeting in Havana with a call for "normalised relations" between the two countries.
This culture of violence against women has been strongly challenged in a World Council of Churches workshop on “transformative masculinities”.
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