- By Mutual Consent
- Rev. David Morris
The principle that all interactions in religious communities must be voluntary is the second of the "Five Smooth Stones of Liberal Religion" named by Unitarian Universalist theologian, minister, and social justice activist James Luther Adams. The times we're living through remind us, though, that Adams also believed voluntary associations are the essential key to resisting totalitarianism. Are we up to the test?
The Rev. David Morris is the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. He has served with congregations in California and Virginia. Ordained in 2001, David has a Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School and a Bachelor of Music degree from Michigan State University. A founding member of the Southeast District’s original Anti-Racism Transformation Team and of the UUA’S Council for Cross-Cultural Engagement, he also served for two years on the Southeast Regional Subcommittee for Candidacy of the UUA’s Ministerial Fellowship Committee, and on the Pacific Central District Board of Trustees.