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.
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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
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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
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