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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

New Application Deadlines

New Application Deadlines

Prospective students – Our application deadlines have changed. Please refer to the following dates should you feel called to pursue a transformative theological education at SKSM. Not quite ready to take that step? No problem. We’re more than happy to have a conversation with you about your spiritual, educational, and professional aspirations. Fill out a… Read More


Celebrating Dr. Ibrahim Farajaje: A Pioneer of Islamic Studies

Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times, Come, yet again, come.” Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi One year ago, we lost our beloved Provost and Professor of Islamic and Cultural Studies, Prof. Dr.… Read More

SKSM at Womens March

#SKSMshowsup for the Women’s March

On the weekend of the Women’s March on Washington (Jan. 21, 2017), dozens of Starr King community members joined marches in cities across the nation, including Washington DC, Oakland, San Francisco, Madison, Chicago, Los Angeles, Montpelier, Eugene, and Portland. In the heart of DC, Starr King graduate and Senior Minister of All Souls Church, Rev.… Read More

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Take Courage

Dear Ones— I am writing in the midst of what is shaping up to be a bittersweet time. Earlier this week, we celebrated the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most important religious warriors for human rights our world has ever known. By week’s end, we will have witnessed the inauguration of… Read More


2016: Year in Review

The New Year is officially here! In retrospect, 2016 was an eventful year at Starr King to say the least. Despite the heartbreaking loss of our Provost in February, we stayed true to our mission and accomplished some great things as a community. Take a look back at some of the key moments of 2016. Fourteen of our beloved students graduated… Read More


I Am Starr King: Interview with The Revs. Elaine & Axel Gehrmann

Graduates of Starr King (Class of ’89 and ’88) Co-ministers at the UU Church of the Monterey Peninsula   Why did you decide to become a religious leader? Elaine: I was raised a Unitarian Universalist in the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh. I wasn’t sure I wanted to be a religious leader, but I wanted… Read More


Starr King Meets $50K Matching Gift Challenge

We just met our $50,000 matching gift challenge from the Carpenter Foundation! Thank you for supporting the progressive religious leaders our world so desperately needs today. We still have a long way to reach our goal of $425,000 this year, so please consider Starr King in your calendar year-end giving plans. We couldn’t do it… Read More


Treasures from the Rare Book Room

Did you know Starr King School for the Ministry is home to a 1,300-volume library covering the history of Unitarian Universalism all the way back to the early 16th century? The Earl Morse Wilbur Rare Book Collection, named for the school’s first president (1904 to 1931), is one of the most comprehensive libraries on Unitarian… Read More