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Sexuality Education: Find the best resources, curricula and publications for your congregation to help provide lifelong, age-appropriate sexuality education in schools, seminaries and community settings.

Reproductive Justice: Find out how you can advocate for reproductive justice, education, and health in your faith community.

LGBT Equality: Access our extensive library of materials to promote full equality of LGBT persons in all areas of religious and public life.

Safer Congregations: Learn how to create explicit policies and procedures for keeping children, youth and vulnerable adults safe from sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment.

Educating Religious Leaders: Our courses and publications give the nation’s clergy and religious professionals the education, skills and commitment they need to be sexually healthy and responsible leaders.

Global Issues: We offer many resources to help worship leaders, religious educators, and social action committees draw attention to global maternal health and access to family planning.

Faith and Sexuality News

Tzedakah: Charity – Straight Up, No Ice

In response to the recent online trend in viral campaigning, friend of the Religious Institute Rabbi David Levy  issued himself an 18 day challenge under the hashtag #TzedakahStraightUpNoIce as an alternative to the ALS ice bucket challenge. Rabbi Levy plans to choose one organization
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LGBT Justice Updates

Barring intervention by the Supreme Court, same-sex marriages will begin on Thursday, August 21 in Virginia. Local clergy are getting ready. Edited at 3:30 pm on August 20. The Supreme Court did intervene to put on hold the federal appeals court’s ruling striking down Virginia&#
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