East Meets West: Cuba’s Religious Solidarity
Cuba’s religious movement has fueled a fire that has extended beyond its borders. The Cuba based religious activist group, aptly titled Fuego y Dinámica, or Fire and Dynamic, has been active in extending solidarity beyond the Communist island nation, to give and receive moral support with other groups via their blog, RELIGIÓN EN REVOLUCIÓN, RELIGION IN REVOLUTION.
According to a recent post, they received an email requesting support from ChinaAid, an international non-profit Christian human rights organization committed to promoting religious freedom and the rule of law in China, on behalf of Alimujiang Yimiti, a Christian activist who was jailed in 2009 for 15 years due to his religious beliefs. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concluded that his detention is arbitrary, and that he is being held because of his religious beliefs. His family had been allowed to visit him once a month for 20 minutes. However, the Chinese government has now severly limited his wife and two children access to the family patriarch. They are currently allowed a 10 minute visit once every 3 months. ChinaAid was asking for donations to support their cause as well as to urge “people of conscience in China as well as worldwide to write letters to Alimujiang to express their concern for his situation.”
RELIGION IN REVOLUTION posted the letter from ChinaAid in the hope their readers will become “aware of the reality of believers in Christ who are repressed in China.”