West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church

Love Reaches Out

September 14, 2014

by Unitarian Universalist Association President
Peter Morales

Our bright yellow t-shirts proclaim that love takes a stand. And love surely includes acts of compassion and mercy. But love that is profound does more. Love reaches out. What does it mean to reach out in today's world?
The Rev. Peter Morales began his second four-year term as president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) in June 2013. He administers staff and programs that serve its more than 1,000 member congregations. He also acts as principal spokesperson and minister-at-large for the UUA. Morales, the first Latino president of the UUA, was electedon a platform of growth and multiculturalism. Public witness is central to Morales’s presidency; he is especially passionate about immigration reform and environmental justice. Prior to his election, Morales served as the senior minister at Jefferson Unitarian Church in Golden, Colorado and as UUA Director for District Services. Morales has also served on the UUA Board of Trustees, 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 news-paper editor and publisher in Oregon, a Knight International Press Fellow in Peru, and a regional manager in California state government. The Outreach Offering this Sunday will be given to Esperanza, an organization which supports scholarship for Latino/Latina youth.