The Religious Institute’s courses and workshops are unique online learning opportunities that facilitate personal reflection and skill development. The courses are almost entirely self-directed and designed to increase knowledge and skills at the intersection of faith and sexuality. You can find and register for our current course offerings below. All courses are subject to minimum enrollment requirements.

Sexuality Issues for Christian Religious Professionals

January 7th-April 8th, 2018

This course was designed for Christian clergy. It addresses basic knowledge about human sexuality, church history and scripture, boundaries and attraction in ministry, and skills in pastoral care, preaching, sexuality education, LGBTQ inclusion, sexually safer congregations, and public witness. It meets the Metropolitan Community Churches’ requirement for sexuality studies.

Preventing Clergy Sexual Misconduct Workshop for UU Ministers

February 4th-March 1st, 2018

Meets the MFC requirement for a sexual harassment prevention/boundaries learning experience and provides practical information on the UUMA code of conduct on sexual relationships.

Sexuality Issues for UU Religious Educators

February 4th-April 29th, 2018

Developed specifically for Unitarian Universalist religious educators and Directors of Religious Education, the course covers basic knowledge about human sexuality, boundaries and attraction in ministry, and skills in pastoral care, sexuality education, sexually safer RE classrooms and congregations, and public witness.

Sexuality Issues for Unitarian Universalist Ministers

March 4th-May 31st, 2018

Developed to help Unitarian Universalist ministerial candidates meet the MFC’s sexuality competency. Excellent continuing education for any UU minister. It addresses basic knowledge about human sexuality, boundaries and attraction in ministry, and skills in pastoral care, preaching, sexuality education, LGBTQ inclusion, sexually safer congregations, and public witness.

Sexuality Issues for Jewish Clergy

Currently in Session

Developed in collaboration with Jewish Theological Seminary, this course is designed to increase knowledge and skills at the intersection of faith and sexuality and blend interactive peer-learning elements into a self-directed program.