Last week, we were fortunate to welcome two of our friends from Cuba at the WATER office. We were joined by Clara Luz Ajo Lázaro and Raquel Suarez Rodes visiting from the Seminario Evangelico de Teología (Evangelical Theological Seminary) in Matanzas, Cuba. Clarita (as everyone calls her) is Vice Rector and Professor of Theology in the seminary and Raquel is an ordained Baptist minister at Marianao Ebenezer Baptist Church and part of the Martin Luther King Center, a faith-based social justice organization, both located in Havana.
During their visit, they shared their incredible wisdom and wealth of experiences with us, and we shared our abundance of materials and resources from the WATER office.
We were also joined by a number of WATER friends from the area who were excited to chat with our guests about the work they do in Cuba. We discussed the challenges of being faith leaders in Cuba, the role of religion in Cuban society, and the work that all of our respective organizations do to create justice.
Our guests also took the time to get to know Washington DC and everything the city has to offer. We took them to visit the The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the National Museum for Women in the Arts, the MLK memorial, and FDR memorial. Here are a few moments from our day out:
We’re so glad these influential women had the chance to visit our office and share their wisdom with us. It was truly a wonderful experience in cultural exchange which we are confident will continue in the programs we outlined together. We all enjoyed ourselves a lot as well…
Thank you Clarita and Raquel for your visit!