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The next speaker for ProjectCURATE will be the Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, a religion professor, author, and scholar activist. (CURATE = Center for Urban Reconciliation and Theological Education).

As described in the Texas Annual Conference April 23, 2015, e-letter, “This project has created a diverse cohort that ‘looks like Houston’ and begins to explore ways to link resources, ideas, and new ministries across cultural divides.”

St. Paul’s members are invited to join the cohort for De La Torre’s presentation, which will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 15, in Abraham Station.

A native of Cuba, De La Torre is a professor of Social Ethics and Latino/a Studies at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. He has served as the elected president of the Society of Christian Ethics and currently serves as the Executive Officer for the Society of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion. 

A recognized international Fulbright scholar, he has taught in Mexico, Indonesia, and South Africa, and he has taken students on immersion classes to Cuba and the Mexico/U.S. border to walk the migrant trails.

De La Torre has received several national book awards and wrote the screenplay for the documentary Trails of Hope and Terror: The Movie.

For more information about De La Torre, please see www.drmigueldelatorre.com and www.iliff.edu/learn/your-faculty/miguel-de-la-torre/.