Seminaries and other schools entrusted with preparing future religious leaders need to integrate sexuality education and sexual justice in their curricula and institutional cultures.
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.
The Religious Institute works with seminaries and religious educators on issues of sexual and reproductive justice, education, and health. Click any heading below for more information.
Sexually Healthy and Responsible Seminaries
Sex and the Seminary
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.
Guide to Becoming a More Sexually Healthy and Responsible Seminary
Click here to learn how your institution can become a more sexually healthy and responsible seminary, divinity or rabbinical school.
Online Courses for Religious Professionals
Click here to learn more about the Religious Institute’s courses and workshops for religious professionals. These courses and workshops are unique online learning opportunities that are self-directed, deeply reflective, and designed to increase knowledge and skills at the intersection of faith and sexuality.