The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach welcomes Hector Villagra to its pulpit Sunday to speak on "Freedom of Religion and Beliefs."
Villagra was recently appointed to replace Ramona Ripston, who headed the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. Previously, Villagra was director of the ACLU's Orange County office. During his tenure there, he handled cases involving religious freedom. In 2009, he handled the lawsuit against Laguna Beach relating to the no-camping ordinance.
After services, the Fellowship continues their practice of "Sandwich Sunday," which gives attendees the opportunity to become better acquainted with their speaker in a question-and-answer period. The charge of $5 for the lunch is used to provide meals for those staying at the Alternative Sleeping Location.