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Council of Churches of Cuba celebrates its 83rd anniversary

Havana, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Religious institutions in this capital are celebrating on Tuesday the 83rd anniversary of establishing the Council of Churches of Cuba (CIC) with a gala that will bring together several Christian artists at Miramar Theater.

The non-governmental, non-profit institution will assemble more than 50 percent of Cuba’s evangelical churches immersed in the effort to promote meeting spaces and actions for churches and other Christian institutions to develop their social vocation.

It has 28 full-member denominations, in addition to 14 ecumenical centers and movements, which comprise an estimated 42 member institutions, to which another nine are added in the status of fraternal associates.

The CIC is legally established and recognized with its legal personality in the Registry of Associations at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Cuba. It is in tune with the country in the search for its sustainability, the development of social services, and the rescue of values.

It also promotes dialogue with all players in society and its relations with it to offer better community services, with the legal guarantees granted by the Constitution of the Republic.

As a responsibility of its secular State, the Constitution establishes the recognition, guarantee, and respect for religious freedom and confirms that different beliefs and religions enjoy equal consideration.

Article 57 of the Constitution guarantees everyone’s right to profess religious beliefs or not, to change them, and to practice the religion of his or her preference, with due respect for others and under the law, and protects against conduct related to any discrimination based on religious beliefs.