Introduction to the School
Starr King is a Unitarian Universalist and multi-religious theological school preparing spiritual leaders for the 21st century to:
- Create just and sustainable communities that counter oppressions.
- Cultivate multireligious life and learning.
- Call forth compassion, wholeness and liberation.
Starr King offers a graduate school experience that is:
Global in its scope:
- Using new educational technologies, students and teachers live and work in settings all around the globe.
- A vibrant in-person learning community in Berkeley provides a home base.
- Global immersions deepen multi-religious and cross-cultural learning.
Relational in its educational practice:
- Intensive periods in August and January build community among all students, faculty and staff.
- The personal advisor-student relationship anchors the entire educational process.
- Cohort groups connect students for creative interchange across differences and distances, building friendship and mutual support.
- Fieldwork and internships integrate relational learning that is attuned to specific cultures, contexts and struggles for justice.
Adaptive in its modes of teaching and learning:
- Each student achieves competency in the degree threshold requirements through a personalized educational plan, adapted to their vocational goals and the needs of their community.
- Multiple modes of teaching and learning engage students in a holistic and liberating education that calls forth their gifts and develops their capacities for courageous and compassionate religious leadership.