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Becoming a Minister

How does someone become a UU minister?

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How does someone become a UU minister?

For Unitarian Universalists, ministry is not a supernatural state of any kind. It’s a choice, a process, and an ongoing relationship.

Liz James | 3/1/2020 | Spring 2020

Starr King selling campus, moving to Oakland

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Starr King selling campus, moving to Oakland

Unitarian Universalist seminary is selling its campus in Berkeley, California, and moving to space at Mills College in Oakland.

Elaine McArdle | 3/1/2020 | Spring 2020

My Black is BLUU

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My Black is BLUU

The Harper-Jordan Memorial Symposium declared a Black-centered theology as worth remembering, centering, and fighting for.

Marchaé Grair | 12/9/2019 | Spring 2020

Meadville names Ortega-Aponte as new president

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Meadville names Ortega-Aponte as new president

Chicago seminary welcomes ‘an innovative leader, a committed Unitarian Universalist, a celebrated educator, a social justice activist, an accomplished scholar, and an experienced community organizer’ as next president.

Christopher L. Walton | 9/1/2019 | Fall 2019

News brief: Meadville Lombard President Lee Barker will retire in 2019

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News brief: Meadville Lombard President Lee Barker will retire in 2019

The Rev. Lee Barker will step down as president at the end of August 2019, completing sixteen years as head of Chicago seminary.

Christopher L. Walton | 5/11/2018

‘Leaving no one out’

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‘Leaving no one out’

Unitarian Universalist minister who heads Colorado ACLU sees complentary values in civil liberties work and in UU communities.

Alexandra Varney McDonald | 7/31/2017 | Summer 2017

Another solution to the rising cost of entering the ministry

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Another solution to the rising cost of entering the ministry

Pare down the requirements for preliminary fellowship.

Christine C. Robinson | 2/15/2017 | Spring 2017

Starr King school receives $2 million gift for scholarships

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Starr King school receives $2 million gift for scholarships

Gift from family of the late David Lewis will provide full-tuition scholarships at Berkeley seminary.

Elaine McArdle | 12/26/2016

The rising costs of entering the ministry

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The rising costs of entering the ministry

New ministers enter the job market with more educational debt than ever before. Unitarian Universalist leaders are looking at ways to adapt.

Joshua Eaton | 2/6/2017 | Winter 2016

News brief: Andover Newton and Yale Divinity School announce partnership

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News brief: Andover Newton and Yale Divinity School announce partnership

Boston-area seminary, a major training center for Unitarian Universalist clergy, announces plans for Yale Divinity School partnership.

Christopher L. Walton | 5/2/2016

Andover Newton Theological School to sell campus, end residential program

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Andover Newton Theological School to sell campus, end residential program

Boston-area seminary, a leading training program for Unitarian Universalist clergy, hopes pared-down program and sale of campus will cut down on student debt.

Joshua Eaton | 12/28/2015

Read this: Rebecca Parker responds to allegations from former staff

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Read this: Rebecca Parker responds to allegations from former staff

In a statement on the Starr King School for the Ministry website, former President Rebecca Parker responds to allegations from faculty and staff who quit over the school’s search process. 

Christopher L. Walton | 6/25/2015

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