IFCO/Pastors for Peace has been organizing trips to Cuba ever since the first US-Cuba Friendshipment Caravan in 1992. We’ve made many friends: within the religious community, at ecumenical Centers such as the Martin Luther King Center, within the fields of medicine, education and arts, and within the various aspects of Cuban society working together to make a better world possible.
These friends share our desire for people from the US to know more about Cuba – its history and culture, and most importantly its people. After decades of being exposed to misinformation about Cuba, it is only through travelling to the island that the people of the US can get an accurate first hand picture of Cuba and make up their own minds about our neighboring country. Only by hearing their stories, by knowing the context for their decisions and actions, can we gain a better understanding of their country – and of our own.