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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

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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


Continuation of the ChI-SKSM Joint Program

Dear Members of the Starr King Community, It is with great pleasure that we announce the continued partnership between Starr King School for the Ministry and the Chaplaincy Institute (ChI). In the fall of 2014, Starr King and the Chaplaincy Institute entered into a three-year partnership agreement that formulated a joint program in Interfaith Chaplaincy… Read More


Saying Farewell to Jeannie Whalen

Dear Members of the Starr King Community, I am writing to let you know that, due to personal reasons, Jeannie Whalen has resigned from her position as Executive Assistant to the President, effective immediately.  A search for her replacement will begin this week. I am certain we will all miss Jeannie’s cheerful presence and demeanor. … Read More

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Welcome to The Rev. Sofia Betancourt

Dear Ones: I’m writing with wonderful news in the life of Starr King: the appointment of The Rev. Sofia Betancourt as the school’s Assistant Professor of Unitarian Universalist Theologies and Ethics.  Sofia has served with distinction on our adjunct faculty for seven years, teaching courses on preaching as well as womanist theoethics, mujerista and Latina… Read More


Announcing the Candidates for New Assistant Professor

Dear members of the Starr King community: This morning, on behalf of the search committee, I am pleased to announce our finalists for the position of Assistant Professor of Unitarian Universalist Theologies and Ethics. They are Rev. Colin Bossen, doctoral candidate at Harvard University, and Rev. Sofia Betancourt, doctoral candidate at Yale University. Both of… Read More


I Am Starr King: Interview with Zackrie Vinczen

Zackrie Vinczen 2nd Year M.Div. Student   What inspired you to become a religious leader? A lot of it has to do with my upbringing. My family had five kids and I was the only boy. We were a poor family. Growing up we practiced Catholicism and church was always a safe place for me.… Read More