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UUA President Meets Dalai Lama

Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) President Peter Morales recently met with Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama during the 33rd World Congress of the International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF), held in Kochi, India. Morales represented the UUA at the conference, speaking on the topic of religion and human rights.

The Dalai Lama gave the conference’s inaugural address and met with approximately two dozen IARF attendees afterward, including Morales. Morales had the opportunity to sit next to the Dalai Lama. Morales asked the Dalai Lama to share his views on the intersection of science and religion, to which the Dalai Lama had made reference during his IARF address. In his comments, His Holiness spoke about how religion needs to be open to science and even open to revising religious teachings when science gives us new insights.

For more information on the IARF, visit IARF’s website. For more information on UUA President Peter Morales, visit the president’s page on

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Last updated on Friday, September 17, 2010.

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UUA President Peter Morales and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

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Morales Speaking at the World Congress of the IARF

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