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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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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

Beyond The Verdict

The verdict is in. Today, in Minneapolis, a jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd last May. His bail was … Read More

Saturday Spotlight: Dr. Ashley L. Bacchi

About Dr. Ashley L. Bacchi Dr. Ashley London Bacchi received her doctorate in Jewish History and Culture at the Graduate Theological Union in May 2015. She is originally from New … Read More

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