ERIC Number: EJ918027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
"Sex and the Church": Sexuality, Misconduct, and Education in Methodism
Stephens, Darryl W.
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v6 n1 p32-43 2011
This article describes Methodism's efforts to address misconduct within ministerial relationships as an important dimension of sexuality education within a religious context. The United Methodist Church (UMC) makes a concerted effort to promote awareness, justice, and healing in cases of sexual abuse within ministerial relationships. The most prominent programs and strategies are framed by a professional ethics paradigm, as illustrated by ministries of the UMC's Commission on Women. Understanding this foundation and programmatic emphasis is vital for sexuality educators attempting to work with Christian churches to promote a more holistic approach to sexual health.
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Churches, Holistic Approach, Sexuality, Ethics, Sex Education, Clergy, Religion, Justice, Interpersonal Relationship, Program Descriptions, Religious Cultural Groups, Christianity
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