Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Cultural Exchange.

Byline: Morgan Lee Journal Staff Writer

* Cuban Presbyterian minister shares her faith and experiences with parishioners in city

The United States forbids commerce with the nation of Cuba, but exchanges of culture, charity and faith continue with far away Santa Fe.

Last week the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe swapped pastors with a Cuban congregation, sending the Rev. Britt Johnston for a month in exchange for the Rev. Mirielys Negrin Navia of Havana.

Navia ordinarily leads a congregation of farmers and professionals located on the southern edge of the Cuban capital, performing in lively ceremonies accompanied by guitar, maracas, rhythm sticks and bongo drumming. …

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