General Assembly 2015

uua_ga2015_logoReady to embrace UU ministry? Interested in our faith’s multi-religious roots? Want to do effective justice work that feeds your soul? Join us at General Assembly—let us show you how Starr King can strengthen your ministry.

Engage with us in our workshops and experience the depth and breadth of what we know and do at Starr King. This year, you can meet faculty, staff and graduates of the school discussing our historic multireligious roots, ways to build stronger contemplative practices, and the connections between and practice of Unitarian Universalism and Sufism.

Join us at:

  • Everything Old is New Again: UU Multireligious Reality—Starr King School for the Ministry Annual President’s Lecture featuring The Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt
    • Thursday 1:15 – 2:30pm (OCC — Portland Ballroom 251-252-253-258)
  • When Our Hearts are Our Guides: Building Contemplative UU Practices featuring The Rev. Dr. Rob Hardies, The Rev. Sofia Betancourt, and The Rev. Abbey Tennis
    • Thursday 10:45 am – 12:00pm (OCC — C123-124)
  • The Lovers of Love: Unitarian Universalism and Sufism featuring Dr. Ibrahim Farajajé and The Rev. Jeremiah Kalendae
    • Thursday 4:45 – 6:00pm (OCC — Oregon Ballroom 203)

Don’t forget to visit us at our booth—speak to members of our team, learn more about Starr King, and pick up a few goodies along the way!

  • Meet our Director of Admissions and Recruitment, The Rev. Jeremiah Kalendae, on Friday between 11:00 – 11:30 am and 2:30 – 3:00 pm to learn more about Starr King’s M.Div., M.A.S.C., and M.A. programs.
  • Meet The Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt, President of Starr King, on Friday 12:00 – 1:00pm and Saturday 2:30 – 3:30 pm.

Know someone who is considering the ministry? Want to know what Starr King can offer you? Join us for a free lunch for prospective students at General Assembly on Saturday, June 27th from 12:00-1:15.  If you or someone you know are thinking about or dreaming about studying for the ministry, send us their names and contact information ( and we’ll send you a formal invitation.  Or tell them to come see us at the Starr King Booth in the Exhibit Hall. All are welcome and we extend a special invitation to prospective students of color, Hispanic/Latina/o, LGBTIQ, differently-abled, and others who are underrepresented in Unitarian Universalism. We want to connect with you!

Ramadan Mubarak! Are you or someone you know celebrating Ramadan at General Assembly, but don’t have a place or community to break the fast with? Starr King School will host an Iftar meal at General Assembly to break the fast on Friday (June 26) at 9:00 pm.  We would like to extend a special invitation to Muslim members of our community for this joyous occasion.  If you will be fasting and would like to join us in breaking bread, please email Jeremiah at: for location and other details.

Stay tuned for more updates about Starr King at GA. We look forward to seeing you there!