Starr King School for the Ministry

The mission of Starr King School for the Ministry is to educate people for Unitarian Universalist ministry and for progressive religious leadership in society.

Starr King School’s distinctive educational approach is rooted in the Unitarian Universalist values of countering oppressions, cultivating multi-religious life and learning, and creating just and sustainable communities.

Starr King School aims to educate the whole person in the service of love, compassion, and justice, through:

  • Teaching by who we are and what we do
  • Student-centered participatory learning
  • Excellence and depth in religious studies
  • Formation in the arts of religious leadership
  • Service with congregations and communities
  • Active membership in the Graduate Theological Union
  • Deepening self-awareness and cultivating spiritual practice
  • Striving to live in right relationship with self, others, and the earth

Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions is headquartered in the City of Chicago, the traditional homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations, and other tribes such as the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, and Fox. 

PoWR recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land. We remain committed to the advancement of dignity and justice for Indigenous Peoples’ and their communities in the region and around the world.


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