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The Changing Landscape of Theological Education

How Seminaries Are Adapting to New Realities

The handwriting is on the wall. As Americans distance themselves from the label of Christian, preferring “spiritual” or no affiliation, attendance continues to slip across mainline denominations. Schools for ministerial formation are struggling with lower enrollments and less denominational financial support. The composition of the Christian Church is changing and the seminaries must change with it.

Loving Our Earth - SKSM Symposium 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 (All day) to Thursday, August 29, 2013 (All day)

An Urban Retreat on Environmental Justice

Join us for 2 days of study, dialogue, ritual celebrations, food, music, art and community-building celebrating the Spirit of Life. Our Annual Symposium connects all Starr King School's students, faculty, staff, trustees, graduates and communities as we cultivate multi-religious, counter-oppressive,  just and sustainable communities.

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Opportunties to study during Summer 2013

These courses are offered through the member schools. Please contact the appropriate institution for more information.

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American Baptist Seminary of the West

Gender and Resistance: Films and Discussion on Palestinian Women

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Palestinian Film FlyerEaston Hall, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley

Hidden in Plain Sight: Moral Injury as a Wound of War

By Gabriella Lettini

Originally posted on Huffington Post for Veteran's Day

War does not end when peace is declared and the troops come home. It continues to affect the bodies, psyches, souls, lands and communities of everyone involved. War's tragic legacy passes on from generation to generation, more dangerously so when it is ignored and left unattended.

Susan Ritchie

Starr King School of Ministry
Associate Professor of Unitarian Universalist History and Ministry

At GTU since 2009

M.Div., Methodist Theological School, 1995
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1993
M.A., Ohio State University, 1988
B.A., Knox College, 1986 (Summa Cum Laude)


Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 12:00pm

Book Talk with Joy Ladin

Hosted by the Center for Jewish Studies and co-sponsored by Starr King School for the Ministry, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry at Pacific School of Religion, and Women’s Studies in Religion

First Floor Lounge, 2465 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley

Living in the Differences: Counter-Oppressive, Multi-Religious The( )logies in the 21st Century

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 (All day) to Thursday, August 23, 2012 (All day)

Starr King School for the Ministry has announced it's first Symposium to be held August 21-23, 2012: "Living in the Differences: Counter-Oppressive, Multi-Religious The( )logies in the 21st Century". This urban retreat, led by Provost Dr. Ibrahim Farajajé, inaugurates a new structure in SKSM's educational approach: an annual gathering of our entire student body, faculty, staff and trustees for three days of learning, ritual, celebration, food, music, community-building and service.

Rebecca Parker

Rebecca ParkerStarr King School for the Ministry
Professor of Theology

At GTU since 1990

D.Min., School of Theology at Claremont
B.A., University of Puget Sound

Gabriella Lettini

Gabriella LettiniStarr King School for the Ministry
Aurelia Henry Reinhardt Professor of Theological Ethics
Director of Studies in Public Ministry
Academic Dean

At GTU since 2005

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