The Resurrection of Religion in Cuba


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Since the fall of Communism, religion has seen a resurgence in Cuba, but not everyone is flocking to church.



After the Communist revolution of 1959, Fidel Castro declared Cuba an atheist state. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cuba has seen a resurgence of religious activity, but the church is mistrusted by some who fear religious leaders have gotten too cozy with political operatives. In this hour, we examine what happens when oppressive regimes ease religious restrictions.


  •  Linda Mercadante,  Professor of Theology at The Methodist Theological School in Ohio
  •  Marcos Antonio Ramos, Research Associate at the Institute for Cuban & Cuban-American Studies, U of Miami
  • Sonja Luehrmann, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Simon Fraser University

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