The Religious Institute works toward a world where faith communities are sexually healthy and responsible, where religious leaders are trained to respond to the gender and sexuality related needs of their congregants, and where faith communities offer a prophetic voice for sexual, gender, and reproductive justice. Yet, this is not possible unless faith communities have access to up-to-date, relevant resources. Here, you will find educational, worship, and advocacy resources to help your faith community embody sexual, gender, and reproductive justice in all that it does.
The Religious Institute’s courses and workshops are unique online learning opportunities that facilitate personal reflection and skill development. The courses combine self-directed and interactive learning and are designed to increase knowledge and skills at the intersection of faith and sexuality.
Denominational Statements Database
The Denominational Statements Database collects the most up-to-date information about the official positions of all major U.S. religious denominations on sexuality-related issues. We hope clergy, theologians, seminarians, religious educators, congregational committees, journalists, and people of faith will find this resource useful as a tool for discernment, research, and programming.
Scriptural References Database
The Scriptural References Database is a collection scriptural reflections, sermon starters, and exegesis related to gender, sexuality, and reproductive justice. We hope religious leaders, seminarians, theologians, and people of faith will use this resource to enrich their preaching and reflection on sacred texts.