Havana, Sunday 19 de November de 2017 02:46 pm

Cuba: Pastors for Peace will keep Lucius Walker's legacy alive

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HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 14 (ACN) Members of the 28th United States-Cuba Friendship Caravan, sponsored by the Inter-religious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) –Pastors for Peace, reiterated today in this capital that they will continue the legacy of its founder and leader, Rev. Lucius Walker, to be unconditional with the Cuban Revolution and its people.

In front of the plaque erected in his memory, in the José Martí Anti-imperialist Tribune, they placed a wreath and the simple homage turned combative act of condemnation of the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against the Island, to the prohibition of travel for Americans to Cuba, and the illegal occupation of the territory that occupies the naval base of Guantánamo.

The Pastors for Peace arrived Thursday in Havana, where they were received by the Hero of the Republic of Cuba Fernando González, president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), and on behalf of that organization, Yanela González , transmitted them the gratitude of the people and their leaders for the many signs of love and solidarity.

She said that seven years after Lucius' physical disappearance, his legacy is of vital importance, and the presence of the XXVIII United States-Cuba Friendship Caravan is a faithful reflection of the continuity of the effort to challenge the blockade.

In the presence of Gail Walker, his daughter and executive director of IFCO-Pastors for Peace; Darilyn Tito, Pastor of the Baptist Church William Carey, of the capital, stressed the commitment of this "man of God dedicated to the pastoral vocation to serve and accompany", and how his nonconformity in the face of injustices and his faith, led him to face the powerful.

The Caravanists will remain in Cuba until July 27, when they will pay tribute to Commander Ernesto Che Guevara in Santa Clara city, and will carry out voluntary work, exchanges with workers, combatants and members of grassroot organizations, and visit community, productive, educational and religious centers.

After their return from the central region, they will travel to Pinar del Rio to share with the population the festivities for National Day of Rebellion.

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