Symposium is an annual gathering of our entire student body, faculty, staff, trustees, and community members. This “urban retreat” serves as a day of study, dialogue, food, art, music, community-building, service, and celebration of the Spirit of Life, as we cultivate multi-religious, counter-oppressive, just and sustainable communities. Symposium is convened by The Rev. Dr. Gabriella Lettini, SKSM Dean of Faculty.
Symposium 2021 will be completely online and will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2021. This year we are thrilled to have Professor Najeeba Syeed, a world renowned peace-maker, healer, scholar activist, and educator. Click here to learn more about Symposium 2021.
Take a look at Starr King’s Symposia from over the years:
Symposium 2020: “Another Meaning of the World: Lessons from Afro-Atlantic Religions for Traumatic Times” with Our Honored Teacher Dr. Rachel Harding
Symposium 2019: “Ecowomanism: At the Intersection of Courage & Faith” with Our Honored Teacher Rev. Dr. Melanie Harris
Symposium 2018: “Building Communities without Walls” with Our Honored Teacher Rev. Meg Riley
Symposium 2016: “Our Songs Know Who We Are” with Our Honored Teacher Ysaye M. Barnwell
Symposium 2015: “Remembering Our Wholeness” with Our Honored Teacher Mushim Patricia Ikeda
Symposium 2014: “Transformative Change” with Our Honored Teacher Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei
Symposium 2013: “Loving Our Earth” with Our Honored Teacher Joanna Macy, PhD
Symposium 2012: “Living in the Differences: Counter-Oppressive, Multi-Religious The( )logies in the 21st Century” with Our Honored Teacher Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi