Alliance of Baptists urges end to Cuba travel ban

Applaud Obama for loosening restrictions
The Alliance of Baptists applauded President Obama for loosening restrictions on Americans’ travel to Cuba and called for more U.S. policy reform during the progressive group’s April 17-19 convocation in Charlotte, North Carolina.

After experiencing hindered access to Cuba under the previous administration, the alliance welcomed the president’s April 13 order relaxing restrictions on the ability of Cuban Americans with family members in Cuba to travel to the communist nation and send money to relatives.

The alliance called on Obama to ease travel restrictions further and to continue a thorough review of American policy toward Cuba, including a nearly half-century-old trade embargo “and its destructive impact on both countries.”

A number of alliance churches have partnerships with like-minded progressive congregations in Cuba, and some members have traveled there in mission teams.

 

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