Take a Course Online with Starr King

snapshot_bannersnapshot-2010-01-15Deepen your knowledge of Unitarian Universalist history. Explore how UU churches make decisions. Learn about the particular spiritual challenges of immigrants and people living with HIV/AIDS.

If you are considering a career in the ministry – or just want to explore your faith – you are invited to register for a Starr King online course. Registration is open to all online. and runs from Jan. 25-29. Classes begin Feb. 1.

Seminary students, lay people, ministers, social justice activists, and people of all faiths are welcome to sign up. Feel free to forward this announcement to anyone in your congregation or beyond who you think would be interested in Starr King online courses.

Space is limited, so check out our spring courses today:

Spring 2010 Online Courses

Unitarian Universalist History  Instructor: Emily Mace
Engage in a comprehensive examination of UU history, from the emergence of Unitarianism in Europe through the consolidation of Unitarianism and Universalism in North America.

Introduction to Liberal Religious Education  Instructor: Sheri Prud’homme
A broad introduction to the theory and practice of liberal religious education, with an emphasis on Unitarian Universalist congregations and current approaches and innovations in religious education for all ages.

Congregational Polity  Instructor: Mark W. Harris
How did congregational polity evolve and what were the differences in the Unitarian and Universalist approaches to governance? We’ll look at how religious communities make decisions, support their leaders and define ministry.

HIV/AIDS Ministry  Instructor: Vilius Rudra Dundzila
In the world today over 30 million people are living with HIV/AIDS. This course takes a Unitarian Universalist perspective to address the pastoral, ethical, political, religious, and spiritual challenges of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Promised Lands and Immigrants  Instructor: Hugo Càrdova Quero
Our world is increasingly becoming multicultural, multiethnic and multi-religious. The goal of the course is to provide tools for understanding the differing realities of immigrants. Issues of faith, race/ethnicity, gender and migration will be connected to pastoral reflection throughout the course.

Unitarian Universalist Identity/Identities?  Instructor: Susan Ritchie
At numerable points in our history Unitarian Universalism has experienced extraordinary anxiety in relationship to its self-identity.  This course will examine the historical and institutional currents that prompt such crisis, and the resultant attempts towards coherence.

World Religions  Instructor: Tawna Nicholas Cooley and others
A scholar/practitioner in each religion will teach most sections of this course, so students will learn from the experience and expertise of several professors.

An Introduction to Theology for Unitarian Universalists  Instructor: John Buehrens
Students will have a chance to deepen their theological competency and creativity, to reflect on the emerging post-modern context, and to engage in online discussion with others exploring a progressive approach to the classic issues of systematic theology.

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