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 Jewish Clergy

November 19, 2017 – February 18, 2018

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.

Preventing Clergy Sexual Misconduct Workshop for UU Ministers

October 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017

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 Unitarian Universalist Ministers

October 1 – December 31, 2017

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 Christian Religious Professionals

Currently in Session

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.

Sexuality Issues for UU Religious Educators

Next Session Summer 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.