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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Today we gather with determination and commitment that is grounded in a profound sense of sorrow for those who have suffered and will suffer in the future because of climate change. As always, those who suffer most are the poor and marginalized....

Prayer | By Peter Morales | February 18, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Disaster, Mourning, Solidarity, Suffering, Climate Justice

Jefferson Unitarian Church Golden, CO Mothers Day, May 13, 2007 Three weeks ago my wife, Phyllis, and I participated in our all church social action weekend. What a magical day that was! We chose to help out building the new community garden at 32nd Avenue just this side of I-70....

Sermon | By Peter Morales | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 6th Principle (World Community), Child Dedication, Children, Commitment, Health, Parents, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Relationships, Teacher Dedication, Teacher Recognition

We progressives are prone to believing progress is a lot easier than it is.

By Peter Morales | November 10, 2014 | From UU World
Tagged as: Justice, Politics, Social Justice

Thriving congregations have leaders who seize the opportunities before them rather than cling to plans that are no longer viable.

By Peter Morales | June 22, 2014 | From UU World
Tagged as: Culture, Personal Stories

Inequality has reached such toxic levels that it corrupts our relationships and threatens our democracy.

By Peter Morales | April 6, 2014 | From UU World
Tagged as: Justice, Politics, Social Justice
By Peter Morales | October 17, 2013 | From News
By Peter Morales | October 9, 2013 | From News

A new interfaith, multifaith spirituality is struggling to be born.

By Peter Morales | September 15, 2013 | From UU World
Tagged as: Multiculturalism, UU Theology, Religious Pluralism
By Peter Morales | January 16, 2013 | From News

The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), issued the following statement on Friday, December 14, 2012, in response to the day's tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut: “I am shocked and profoundly saddened by the news of the massacre at a school in Newtown,...

By Peter Morales | December 14, 2012 | From News

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

UUA President Rev. Peter Morales