New Religions in Cuba

Some religious traditions in the Caribbean island nation of Cuba could be considered “new” as they have not long been present on the island, even though most have been practiced in other locations of the Americas. For example, the Assemblies of God currently have congregations in Cuba but were not part of the island's religious landscape earlier. Though not new in Cuba either, the Jehovah's Witnesses are currently more visible in urban centers, among tourists if not island inhabitants. That these two traditions are now observable in the nation is a new phenomenon, and they are joined by distinctively Cuban religious practices in the novel situation of visibility. Indeed, the two observable practices as well as the distinct Cuban religious traditions have had global representation ...

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