Rev. Dr. Ignacio Castuera (Trinity United Methodist Church in Pomona, CA) will be speaking from 11:20-12:40 p.m. in Giddens Learning Center Room 110W.
Rev. Dr. Castuera is a graduate of the School of Theology at Claremont and was actively involved in the California End-of-Life Options campaign which culminated in the passage of that state’s medical aid in dying law in 2015. He has a long career advocating for social justice and nonviolence, created a positive religious response to the AIDS pandemic in his community and became the first National Chaplain for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. His book Dreams on Fire: Embers of Hope: From the Pulpits of Los Angeles After the Riots, became one of the top 10 religious books of 1992.