The Religious Institute is Changing Seminary Education
The Religious Institute has engaged seminaries across the country to institute new courses and institutional changes on sexuality issues, through sexuality education for seminarians, including a classroom graduate course; an online, graduate-level course; faculty and student training workshops; and ongoing research on seminary practices.
Click here to learn more about the Religious Institute's Sexually Healthy and Responsible Seminary program, and how these seminaries, divinity and rabbinical schools are preparing the next generation of clergy with the training they need to address sexuality issues in ministry.
Click here to learn more about the Religious Institute's Sexuality Issues for Religious Professionals course. This online, self-guided graduate-level course covers such sexuality-related topics as understanding one’s personal values and history, components of sexual identity, sexual development, life behaviors of a sexually healthy adult, dealing with attraction and boundaries, pastoral care, safe congregation policies, sexuality education, and worship in the context of ministry.
Click here to learn more about Sex and the Seminary: Preparing Ministers for Sexual Justice and Health. This 2009 study by the Religious Institute is based on a survey of 36 leading seminaries and rabbinical schools of diverse size and geographic location, representing a range of Christian, Jewish and Unitarian Universalist traditions, which found sexuality courses largely absent from most seminary curricula and degree requirements.
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