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. 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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As religious people we have two essential tasks: we must offer sanctuary and preach our gospel.

By Peter Morales | February 15, 2017 | From UU World
Tagged as: Compassion, Politics, UU Theology, Immigration

We will oppose any and all unjust government actions to deport, register, discriminate, or despoil.

Feature | By Peter Morales, Tom Andrews | February 15, 2017 | From UU World
Tagged as: Democracy, Human Rights, Justice, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Politics, Immigration, Reproductive Justice

Have you ever tried to argue someone out of their racism, their climate change denial, their homophobia? It never works.

By Peter Morales | November 1, 2016 | From UU World
Tagged as: Democracy, Listening, Politics

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Pamphlet or Card | By Peter Morales | From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop
Tagged as: Community

I worry that we will fall victim to the progressive habit of declaring victory too early.

By Peter Morales | September 1, 2016 | From UU World
Tagged as: Change, Commitment, General Assembly, Social Justice

Religious liberals from all traditions share not only common values, but also a common cosmology.

By Peter Morales | May 23, 2016 | From UU World
Tagged as: Diversity, Science

More than once, my attempts to stick to my dream prevented me from seeing other doors that were open all around me.

By Peter Morales | February 22, 2016 | From UU World
Tagged as: Change, Creativity, Hope

The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, issued this statement in response to the recent Syrian refugee backlash: "After the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut, I had hoped that our elected leaders would act with love and courage for all victims of...

By Peter Morales | November 19, 2015 | From Press Releases
Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace

I urge you to make some space to reflect on what your spirit needs right now.

By Peter Morales | November 1, 2015 | From UU World
Tagged as: Activism, Self-Care, Spiritual Practice

The UUA General Assembly in Portland, Oregon, contained a mixture of triumph and pain that reflects the state of our movement and the state of America.

By Peter Morales | August 24, 2015 | From UU World
Tagged as: Commitment, Community, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Race/Ethnicity

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

UUA President Rev. Peter Morales