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Welcome to Starr King

Starr King School for the Ministry is a graduate theological school and seminary, a member of the Graduate Theological Union, in Oakland, California. Our roots are deep in the fertile soil of Unitarian Universalism, and our branches embrace the multi-religious life and learning that will matter most in this new century. We hold fast to a vision that theological education must focus on the development of the whole person and the calling forth of each person's gifts.

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Fall 2021 Courses

Starr King School for the Ministry, in collaboration with our partners at Mills College, is planning a safe opening of our Vera Long Hall campus for the 2021-2022 academic year. … Read More

Starr King Reopening Plan

On March 9, 2020, Starr King began a three-week closure of its campus to guard against the spread of the novel coronavirus. A national emergency was declared four days later and … Read More

Treasures of Starr King, Episode 3

In the summer of 2019, we filmed a series of videos with Arliss Ungar highlighting the many treasures housed at Starr King. This video is Episode 3 of the series featuring the … Read More

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