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Peter Morales

Full name: Rev. Peter Morales

The Rev. Peter Morales was the eighth president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). He was elected in June 2013 to a second four-year term and resigned in March 2017.

Prior to his election, Morales served as the senior minister at Jefferson Unitarian Church in Golden, Colorado. From 2002 to 2004, Morales was the UUA Director for District Services. He has also served on the UUA Board of Trustees, as trustee from the Mountain Desert District, and on the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA) Executive Committee, as the first person to carry its anti-racism, anti-oppression, multiculturalism portfolio.

Before entering the ministry, Morales was a Fulbright lecturer in Spain, a newspaper editor and publisher in Oregon, a Knight International Press Fellow in Peru, and a regional manager in California state government.

Morales grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated with a B.A. from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, in 1967. He earned his M.Phil in American Studies from the University of Kansas in 1976 and his M.Div. from the Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California, in 1999.

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Building the World We Dream About | Tapestry of Faith

Handout 3: We Are One

Peter Morales

From Building the World We Dream About
Originally published in A People So Bold: Theology and Ministry for Unitarian Universalists, edited by John Gibb Millspaugh (Boston: Skinner House, 2010).

inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

Religious Hospitality
A Spiritual Practice for Congregations

Peter Morales

From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

Pack of 25.

Assembled 2012
Select Sermons and Lectures from the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association

Fredric Muir, Louise Derman-Sparks, Maria Hinojosa, Karen Tse, John Crestwell, Peter Morales, Annette Marquis

From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

Only available as an eBook.

International Unitarian Universalism

Every Child is Our Child

Peter Morales

From UUA International
$120! That’s all. A lousy 120 bucks for a whole year. It boggles the mind. At first I thought I had heard wrong. It costs only $120 to send an orphaned...
From the Road: Interfaith Rituals

Peter Morales

From UUA International
Among the greatest gifts of crossing religious and cultural boundaries is that we come to understand ourselves more clearly. On this trip to Japan I had...
From the Road: Kamaichi and Sendai

Peter Morales

From UUA International
The visual parallels between the atomic bomb blast in Hiroshima and the tsunami that hit Japan’s northeast coast a year ago are eerie. In Hiroshima we...
From the Road: Hiroshima

Peter Morales

From UUA International
The word “Hiroshima” has become synonymous with the horrors of nuclear war. Unfortunately, we need to be horrified now and then. We need to see and...
From the Road: Rissho Kosei-kai

Peter Morales

From UUA International
Kyoto, 5 a.m. March 6— I have often spoken and written about the importance of hospitality–about how hospitality is a spiritual practice. In the first...
From the Road: Preparing for Japan

Peter Morales

From UUA International
From March 3 – 12, 2012 Rev. Peter Morales, UUA President, will travel to Japan to visit with a number of historic interfaith partners. The visit will...
From the Road: Mexico City

Peter Morales

From UUA International
On the heels of the media interviews in the morning, followed by a lunch with a group of a half dozen theologians and seminary professors....

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Peter Morales in blue stole at General Assembly 2016
Peter Morales speaks from podium

UUA President Rev. Peter Morales