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Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt

This Opportune, Sacred Moment

Dear Ones— One of the privileges that come with leading Starr King is the chance to make common cause for justice with other African-American religious leaders.  One such opportunity arose this past week when I attended the annual gathering of African American Presidents and Deans of Theological Schools in Raleigh, NC, sponsored by the Association… Read More

Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt

Year-End Transitions

Dear Ones— I am writing with difficult news: the resignations of Starr King faculty members Dr. Dorsey Blake, Associate Professor of Spirituality and Prophetic Justice; and Rev. Kurt Kuhwald, Assistant Professor of Preaching, Pastoral Care, and Social Change. Their resignations will take effect on January 9, 2015. For those students registered for spring classes taught… Read More

Rosemary Bray McNatt

A Progress Report — Message from President Rosemary Bray McNatt

Dear Ones– I am writing with news from the Chair of our Board of Trustees, Helio Fred Garcia, concerning last spring’s ethical breach. You may recall that the board voted to convene an ad hoc committee to conduct an inquiry into the events surrounding the presidential search, events that included an anonymous and unauthorized release… Read More


SKSM Consultation on Queering the Study of Islam

as-salaam aleikum! In 2013, a small group of us gathered by phone, SKYPE, and in  person to start planning a consultation by and for transgender Muslims. At that time, we decided that it would be important to eventually have a queering the study of Islam consultation. On 27/28 February 2014, the Starr King School for… Read More


Dr. Ibrahim A. Farajajé to give talks on Queer Muslims, Sufi Path; 9/13, 9/14.

We warmly invite you to join in two lectures given by our esteemed Provost, Professor Dr. Ibrahim Farajaje, happening this weekend.  The following are the details:  Saturday, September 13 : Museum of African Diaspora Dr. Farajajé will be the featured speaker for the Museum of African Diaspora lecture series, “Scholarly Voices:  Across the African Diaspora.” … Read More