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10 Years of MASC: Celebrating a Decade of Sacred Social Change

For over a century, Starr King School for the Ministry and its graduates have embodied a living legacy of theologians, activists, ministers, artists, religious educators, and lay leaders who have changed our understanding of Unitarian Universalism and progressive religion. This academic year, we will be recognizing the latest chapter in our dynamic legacy in our… Read More


I Am Starr King: Interview with Eric Schuman

Watch interview with Eric Schuman (longtime friend of the school, donor, and intersession student) about his unique relationship with Starr King School for the Ministry.

Welcome to the incoming class of Fall 2016

Welcome to the Entering Class of Fall 2016!

Today, August 29, 2016, we are delighted to welcome one of our largest entering classes ever! It is a blessing to see so many beautiful souls taking the first steps to become the loving leaders our world needs. Welcome to Starr King! #SKSMFallOrientation2016  

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Stay Connected to SKSM at Symposium

We will be live-tweeting our favorite moments on Twitter (@StarrKingGTU) and sharing photos/video shortly after the event. Whether you’re following along at home or in the audience, we invite you to join the conversation using the hashtag #SKSMSymposium. Looking forward to seeing your posts on Tuesday! Symposium info:

Becky Leyser

I Am Starr King: Interview with Becky Leyser

Becky Leyser Graduate of SKSM (2016) Former Staff Member   Why did you decide to study at Starr King? I decided to study at Starr King because of the way this place educates and the way it brings forth the fullness of who we are. William Ellery Channing, in his sermon “Likeness to God” insisted… Read More


Join us for Symposium on 8/30

This year’s Symposium is titled “Our Songs Know Who We Are” and together we will practice building a vocal community through exercises of the African American oral tradition, led by Our Honored Teacher Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell. Former member of the African American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, Dr. Barnwell’s credentials include being nominated by President Obama to the National… Read More

Recruitment Fall 2016

Enrollment is Up at Starr King!

Contrary to trends in theological education, enrollment at Starr King is up 87% this fall semester, compared to Fall 2015. With 28 matriculating students, it is the largest entering class in one semester at Starr King.

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Join the Starr King Online Ambassadors

Join the Starr King Online Ambassadors. It’s our new program designed for those who love the school and want to help us achieve our mission in the world. Sign up now. We’ll send you challenges and exclusive information you get to see first. And, you’ll qualify for new thank-yous every month. We’re giving away a… Read More

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What Now?

Dear Ones— Are your hearts as broken as mine? My heart began to crack in mid-June, as the news revealed the heinous murders of 49 people in Orlando, most of them LGBTQI, nearly half of them Latinx.  Here at Starr King, we held a vigil to honor these fallen souls and to recommit ourselves to… Read More


Catch Starr King at General Assembly!

Update: Thank you for following Starr King at the 2016 UUA General Assembly! Check out our daily GA e-newsletters for photos and summaries of events: – Final GA Newsletter. – Day 1 GA Newsletter. – Day 2 GA Newsletter. – Day 3 GA Newsletter.   Dear Beloveds, The 2016 UUA General Assembly is right around the… Read More


Our Best Teachers

Dear Ones, Starr King School for the Ministry is dedicated to educating people for progressive religious leadership. We study and work as a community in order to counter oppressions and to create sustainable, inclusive, beloved communities. In working toward that goal, there is a lot to learn.  And sometimes, we learn our best lessons from… Read More