Cuban Communist and Christian youth gather in search of social improvements
The youth met last weekend in the island’s central city of Santa Clara, to discuss joint activities for improving the country’s social conditions.
From a news story by José Aurelio Paz for ALC.
An article titled “Encouraging what joins us together and brings us closer,” published in the Juventud Rebelde (Rebel Youth) newspaper of the Union of Communist Youth (UJC), tells of the gathering.
According to the article, the youth agreed to form a common front in response to the negative phenomena found in Cuban society, such as social indiscipline and the loss of the values that have always characterized the identity of the Cuban people.
For the first secretary of the provincial UJC, Yasser Hurtado, this kind of gathering showed that “we can all contribute to becoming a better human being.”
The regional vice-president of the Council of Churches of Cuba (CIC), Pastor Yaquelín Sánchez López, said actions like the gathering help in the growth of relationships and the sharing of positions with due transparency, when the concern is the improvement of Cuban society.
Christian youth leader, Julio Ávalos García, stressed that the “cubanía” is above any particular belief and condition, and so “we should identify ourselves with the country where we live, know the situation and work together to improve the society.”
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