U.S. Religious Leaders Urge Congress to End Embargo on Cuba

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Faith-based bodies and organizations have long been leaders of dialogue between the United States and Cuba, and strong advocates of normalizing relations between the two countries.  Today, twenty-nine U.S. religious leaders sent a letter to Congress praising President Obama’s historic policy changes toward Cuba, and urging Congress to finish the job of fully normalizing relations.

“We also ask Congress to enact legislation to bring an end to the trade embargo and remove all remaining restrictions on travel to Cuba. These steps require Congressional action. After more than one-half century of ineffective U.S. policy toward Cuba, full engagement is the best way our country can support the aspirations of the Cuban people.”

See the complete letter here.