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In the framework of the activities of the 22nd Workshop on Afro-American Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Casa de Africa Museum, a meeting among persons from different religious denominations was held on January 4, 2018.  Minister Dr. Ofelia Ortega Suarez, Dr. Adolfo Ham, representing the Matanzas Evangelical Seminary, Dr. Orlando Gutierrez, President of the Abacua Supreme Council of Cuba, Brother Yahya Pedro Lazo Torres, President of the Islamic League of Cuba, and DSc.
In an atmosphere of consensus and exchange of ideas, the different religious denominations finalized the program of activities for 2018.  This coming new year will be a great opportunity to continue fostering interfaith dialogue in Cuba and know more about the wide range of religions through different music, dancing, academic, and culinary activities, always with a history component to highlight our Cuban identity.
This December 17 we celebrated the Festival of Lights at the Bet Shalom Great Synagogue.  On this occasion and for the first time in the history of this celebration, the kindling of lights was of an interfaith nature with an embrace among several religions.    This important celebration of the Hebrew Community in Cuba was shared by persons of different religions and was accompanied by different cultural manifestations to recall the traditions of the Jewish people and the meaning of the celebration of the miracle of light.  This became an important occasion to foster in
The workshops for the senior citizens celebrated New Year’s Eve on December 10 with a visit to Saint Lazarus Sanctuary located in El Rincon. This was another opportunity to exchange views and knowledge on our community traditions where our elderly citizens were able to enjoy a day of recreation and leisure together with their families, friends and professors. Together, as a big family, we celebrated New Year’s Eve and another anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution.
On November 23, the Granma Interfaith Platform met at the Manuel Muñoz Cedeño Provincial Museum for the third time. The meeting was attended by several religious denominations who exchanged on the importance of the interfaith dialogue and the different creeds as a way to contribute to the common good. Participants analyzed the document which will serve as a guide for faith communities when exercising the interfaith dialogue.
On November 13 and 14, the “Bailando en el Cuerpo de mi Madre” Workshop was held at the Andrea B. Zabala Ortega Seminar of the Quisicuaba Association. The workshop was given by Professor Tiffani Madera in coordination with the Palomas Project led by the Cuban filmmaker Lizette Vila. The workshop was attended by members of the community and members of the “La NegraTomasa” workshop as well as the Cuban Sojo dancing company led by Professor Gretel Llabre. The workshop became a significant space of cordiality and exchange for all participants.
On October 31, in the morning, a key lecture for senior citizens of our regular Tuesday Workshops was held at the Andrea B. Zabala Ortega Seminar of the Quisicuaba Association for this important age group. Msc. Yonnier Angulo dealt with different approaches on femininity and masculinity in this age group, as well as their link with sexuality. These are significant elements to enhance the quality of life and mental health of this group since, due to social stereotypes, have been deprived from pleasure, coexistence and interpersonal relations.
The Quisicuaba Museum and the Provincial Heritage Center in Havana, with the support of the National Heritage Council, launched “The Orthodox Party 1947-1952” exhibition with pieces which belonged to the Orthodox Party and, especially, to many of its members. 

On October 10th, the Yoruba Cultural Association religious institution was the venue to celebrate the beginning of the pro-independence heroic deed and another anniversary of the first time when the Bayamo Anthem was sang. The gala included the performance of artists from the Deep Roots Company and the Rosalía de Castro Company who performed different representative genres of our national folklore. Representatives from different religious manifestations attended the activity to evidence their most authentic Cuban will for an interfaith dialogue in our country.

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