Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Members of the 28th Caravan of the United States-Cuba Friendship of Pastors for Peace highlighted today the legacy of Rev. Lucius Walker, initiator of this solidarity initiative 25 years ago.
After laying a wreath in the Anti-imperialist Tribune in Havana, before the banner reminding the US religious leader who died in 2010, the activists expressed their commitment to continue defending Cuba’s right to build its future in peace, without external interference.
William Carey Church Pastor, Darilyn Tito from the Baptist Church Fraternity highlighted the work of Rev. Walker, who succeeded in bringing together people of different backgrounds and creeds with sympathies to the humanist vocation of social justice and solidarity with the Cuban Revolution.
He affirmed that before the US government’s attempt to reverse the Cuban socialist project, Pastors for Peace intensifies its work mobilizing and disseminating the reality of the people of the island, as well as their solidarity.
Several activists from that inter-religious US platform recalled Lucius Walker’s friendship with the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, and expressed their commitment to continue the struggle for sovereignty, self-determination and the right to peace of this Caribbean nation inspired in the example of resistance of his people.
Meanwhile, Yanela Gonzalez, an official of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, thanked those signs of solidarity ‘at a time when the United States government is clinging on retrograde positions’ in its eagerness to destroy the Revolution.
According to the executive director of Pastors for Peace, Gail Walker, activists will urge the administration of President Donald Trump to keep the advances made by his predecessor, Barack Obama, and authorize US citizens to travel to Cuba freely.
Pastors for Peace emerged in 1988 as a project of the Inter-religious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO), led at that time by the Rev. Lucius Walker, and since 1992 directs its initiatives of solidarity towards Cuba.