Resources: Sexuality and Religion

Quick Reads

Haffner, Rev. Debra and Timothy Palmer. “Don’t Bury Sexual Justice Beneath Common Ground,” Tikkun magazine, January 2008.

Veazey, Rev. Dr. Carlton.  “Sex and Silence: A Pastor’s View,” National Sexuality Resource Center, San Francisco State University.

West, Rev. Dr. Traci. “The Theology of Sexuality,” Sex and the Church, General Board of Church and Society, United Methodist Church.


Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

Faith Trust Institute

Resources for Faith-Based Communities, National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education

Planned Parenthood Pro-Choice Religious Network

Religious Institute

Sexuality and Religion: What’s the Connection? (Rev. Debra Haffner’s blog)


A Time to Build: Creating Sexually Healthy Faith Communities.  Religious Institute, 2002.

A Time to Every Purpose: The Language of Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing.  Religious Institute, 2008.

A Time to Seek: Study Guide on Sexual and Gender Diversity. Religious Institute, 2007.

A Time to Speak: Faith Communities and Sexuality Education, 2nd ed.  Religious Instiute, 2007.


De La Torre, Miguel A.  A Lily Among the Thorns: Imagining a New Christian Sexuality.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007.

Douglas, Kelly Brown.  Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1999.

Ellison, Marvin M. and Sylvia Thorson-Smith, eds.  Body and Soul: Rethinking Sexuality as Justice-Love.  Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2003.

Farley, Margaret A.  Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics.  New York: Continuum, 2006.

Haffner, Debra W. A Time to Heal: Protecting Children and Ministering to Sex Offenders. Norwalk, CT: Religious Institute, 2002.

Hunt, Mary E., Patricia Beattie Jung and Radhika Balakrishnan, eds.  Good Sex: Feminist Perspectives from the World’s Religions.  Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2001.

Jordan, Mark D.  The Ethics of Sex.  Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2002.

Nelson, James B. and Sandra P. Longfellow, eds. Sexuality and the Sacred: Sources for Theological Reflection.  Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1994.