The Religious Institute works to assure that the nation’s clergy and religious professionals have the education, skills and commitment to be sexually healthy and responsible leaders.

Our Approach

Shifting Institutional Culture
Resourcing Faculty
Connecting with Students
Educating the Next Generation

Educating the Next Generation

Resourcing Faculty

Through our newsletter on graduate theological education, our Seminary Spotlight interview series, and work consulting with faculty, we help seminary faculty address gender, sexuality, and reproduction in the classroom.

Religious Institute’s Seminary Spotlight with Benae Beamon

“Taking an ethical cue from black transwomen: Constructing an ethic of openness, style, love, and empowerment.” Read More

Religious Institute’s Seminary Spotlight with Dr. Monique Moultrie

"Sexual ethics in shades of gray: Wrestling with the messages we receive and staying open to new ways of understanding." Read More

Religious Institute’s Seminary Spotlight with Indhira Udofia

"Expansive ways of knowing and loving: Theology at the intersections of sexuality, community, performance, and trauma." Read More

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Shifting Institutional Culture/Creating Sexually Healthy and Responsible Seminaries

Guide to Becoming a Sexually Healthy and Responsible Seminary

Learn how seminaries, divinity, and rabbinical schools can take steps to become sexually healthy and responsible, integrating sexuality education and sexual, gender, and reproductive justice in their curricula and institutional cultures. Find Out More

Sexually Healthy and Responsible Seminaries

Meet the 31 Sexually Health and Responsible Seminaries at the vanguard of ensuring that tomorrow’s clergy are prepared to minister to their congregants and be effective advocates for sexual health and justice. Learn More

Sex and the Seminary Report

This ground-breaking 2009 study found severe deficiencies in the graduate theological education on gender and sexuality. Its findings have transformed the curricula and institutional culture of numerous seminaries. Learn More

Offering Workshops

Invite Religious Institute staff to give a workshop on sexuality, gender, or reproductive justice at your seminary, denominational group, or professional association.

Preaching

Invite Religious Institute staff to preach about sexuality, gender, or reproductive justice at your seminary, divinity, or rabbinical school.

Guest Teaching Courses

Invite Religious Institute staff to guest teach a course on sexuality, gender, or reproductive justice at your seminary, divinity, or rabbinical school.

Our Publications

The Religious Institute's congregational guidebooks and theological frameworks are taught in theological institutions across the country.

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