Rev. Dr. Aizaiah G. Yong
Associate Dean of Students | Assistant Professor of Spirituality | Co-director of the DMin Program for Spiritual Renewal, Contemplative Practice, and Strategic Leadership at Claremont School of Theology
Field of Study: Practical Theology, Intercultural/Religious Studies; Spiritual Formation
Aizaiah G. Yong (he/him) is an ordained pentecostal Christian minister and practical theologian who has served in religious and higher education leadership for over a decade devoting his energy to healing and advocacy work that centers QTBIPOC communities. He is a distinguished international speaker and his background includes keynote presentations, guest sermons at a diverse range of ecumenical ministries, psychospiritual private and community based practice, executive consulting, faculty teaching experience, and seminary administrative leadership. His recent book, Multiracial Cosmotheadrism: a Practical Theology of Multiracial Experiences (Orbis Books, 2023), received the internationally acclaimed 2022 Raimon Panikkar Prize for the English language and critically explores how multiracial people transform efforts towards racial and planetary justice. Additional research interests of his include: contemplative spirituality, spiritual care, critical mixed race studies, internal family systems, as well as interreligious/intercultural facilitation. Aizaiah believes that healing is a collective work that is received when we relate to ourselves, one another, and the world from authenticity, curiosity, and perseverance.