UUA President to Preach at First U

2013 January 21
by First U Bklyn

Rev. Peter Morales, President of our Unitarian Universalist Association, will be the guest preacher on February 10, at the 11 am service. His sermon, “Breaking Down the Walls,” will explore how, in this dramatically changing American religious landscape, Unitarian Universalists can lead the way.

When tragedy strikes, we are united in unique and powerful ways. We come together and at the same time we reach out well beyond our familiar circles. There is something deep within us that calls us to act with compassion and love, to draw the circle wide. What lessons can we learn from these times of tragedy? In the wider world, how can we as Unitarian Universalists lead the way, break down walls that divide us and celebrate our common humanity?

At 12:45 pm, Rev. Morales will also host a question & answer session in the chapel to which everyone is invited. His visit with us will be a great opportunity to get to know our President better and connect more deeply with the issues facing our religious movement. This will be a very exciting day.

20130121-104824.jpgFrom the UUA Website:
The Rev. Peter Morales, 64, was elected to a four-year term as president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) in June 2009. As president of the Association, he is responsible to the UUA Board of Trustees for administering 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 elected on a platform of growth and multiculturalism. Public witness is central to Morales’s presidency; he is especially passionate about immigration reform and environmental justice.

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