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Everything Old is New Again – The 2015 Starr King President’s Lecture

Everything Old is New Again The Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt President, Starr King School for the Ministry Unitarian Universalist General Assembly June 25, 2015 Good afternoon. Thank you for coming. Most of you have come today to hear me speak about UU multireligious reality. I won’t be talking about that at all, and I am… Read More

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A Public Statement from Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker: In Response to “What Really Happened at Starr King,” UU World Online, June 22, 2015

In March of 2014, members of the Starr King School for the Ministry’s Presidential Search Committee asked me to offer my confidential opinion on the three final candidates for the next president of the School. The request was within the rights and the responsibilities of the Search Committee and was in keeping with time-honored practices… Read More

I Am Starr King: An Interview with Dr. Ibrahim Farajajé

Watch Dr. Ibrahim Farajajé, Provost and Professor of Cultural and Islamic Studies, speak about his experience at Starr King. Tell me about your experience at Starr King. I was just thinking that about this time twenty years ago, I was preparing to move from Washington, DC, to the Bay Area to assume my position here… Read More

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I Am Starr King: An Interview with Sarah Caine

Sarah Caine 3rd Year M.Div. Student Member of Board of Trustees Why did you decide to become a religious leader? I was in the Spiritual Activist Leadership Training program through the California Legislative Ministry, now California Justice Ministry. At the graduation ceremony for the program, Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker spoke about Starr King and the… Read More

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I Am Starr King: Interview with Benjamin Dresner

Benjamin Dresner 2rd Year M.Div. Student Why did you decide to become a religious leader?   For me, it was a surprise. I was a corporate accountant. I did customer service for a while and I became an office manager at the end of my corporate stint. And I thought I was heading towards nursing.… Read More

Alexis Vincent

I Am Starr King: An Interview with Alexis Vincent

Alexis Vincent M.A.S.C. Student Expected Graduation May 2015 Why did you decide to study at Starr King? Interestingly, what brought me to the Master of Arts in Social Change program was the work that the Rev. Dr. Gabriella Lettini is doing with veterans around moral injury and the trauma that they are experiencing. This is… Read More

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Homily: Reflections on Thomas Starr King by Arliss Ungar

The following is a homily given by Arliss Ungar, Chair of the Balázs Scholars Committee, former Chair of the Board of Trustees, and author of With Vision and Courage: Starr King School for the Ministry: The History of its First Hundred Years, during Tuesday Chapel Service on May 5, 2015. Thomas Starr King was born… Read More

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I Am Starr King: Interview with The Rev. Jay Leach

Rev. Jay Leach Member of the Board of Trustees Graduate of SKSM, Class of 2003 Senior Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte, NC Why did you decide to become a religious leader? I grew up in a family that was deeply committed to participation in the church. From a lay perspective, my parents… Read More

Kevin Mann

I Am Starr King: Interview with Kevin Mann

Kevin Mann 3rd Year M.Div. and 1st Year M.A.S.C. Student 2015-2016 Hilda Mason Teaching Fellow Why did you decide to become a religious leader? I decided to become a religious leader because I really felt that, as a queer person of color and also a person of faith (a Unitarian Universalist), I had a really… Read More

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I am Starr King: Interview with Betty Jeanne Rueters-Ward

Betty Jeanne Rueters-Ward Graduate of SKSM, Class of 2008 Advising and Adjunct Faculty Why did you decide to become a religious leader? I’ve never known life without religious leadership as a core, family value. My parents and grandparents modeled active, faithful lay leadership for me. My multicultural upbringing spanned multiple religious traditions, but the commitment… Read More