CWS President and CEO the Rev. John L. McCullough was part of a U.S. religious leaders’ delegation that traveled to Cuba Nov. 2-5. Topping the agenda of the delegation’s humanitarian mission was to request the release of American Alan Gross from prison in Cuba, and of the three members of the “Cuban 5” still in prison in the United States. Pictured (left to right): The Rev. Joel Ortega Dopico, Cuban Council of Churches President; Rabbi Elhanan Sunny Schnitzer Executive Director of the Cuba America Jewish Mission; Elizabeth Palmeiro, wife of “Cuban 5” member Luis Medina; McCullough; René González, “Cuban 5” member freed by the United States after he completed his sentence; Gonzalez’s wife Olga Salanueva, and the Rev. Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), meeting in Havana.
Photo: Courtesy John McCullough