Our Connection with Cuban Friends

Our sister relationship with Cuba Yearly Meeting is an important part of the religious life of New England Yearly Meeting, a ministry to which we feel corporately called. Cuban Quakers are our dear sisters and brothers, despite differences in culture, language, political and economic systems. 

Puente de Amigos (Bridge of Friends) Committee was formed in 1991 to foster this spiritual relationship, based on mutual respect and equality. Its primary task is to arrange for exchanges of religious visitors between the two yearly meetings. Please let us know if you are interested in being part of our sister relationship with Cuban Friends.

Below are links to stories and news of Cuban Friends as well as more information about the Bridge of Friends.

Audio and Video from Cuba

This song was written by Jesus Leyva, a Cuban Friend, and shared with us in February 2019. The lyrics are posted below.

Puentes Song
Audio file
Puentes Song in video
Greetings from Cuban Friends 2019 - Part 1
Greetings from Cuban Friends 2019 - Part 2
Greetings from Cuban Friends 2019 - Part 3
Greetings from Cuban Friends 2019 - Part 4

File Downloads

2019 Puente de Amigos Annual Report
Puentes song lyrics (Spanish and English)
Procedures for Approval of Travel to Cuba

Learn more about the Bridge of Friends

Email the clerk of the Puente de Amigos committee to begin the conversation