Sexual Ethics

Sexuality is sacred. This intensive course examines the role of sexuality and sexual health for faith communities and their leaders.  Students will engage key theological, ethical and public health perspectives on themes in sexual ethics, including sexual freedom and responsibility, pleasure and desire, relationships, meaningful consent, power, and prophetic witness for sexual justice. The course also provides students pursuing ministry and leadership within a particular tradition the opportunity to demonstrate their competency in professional clergy sexual ethics and the promotion of sexually healthy congregations. Particular emphasis is paid to multi-religious, queer, and womanist/feminist voices on sexuality and faith.