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ERIC Number: EJ918038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1554-6128
Sex and the Seminary: Preparing Ministers for Sexual Health and Justice
Ott, Kate M.; Winters, Amanda J.
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v6 n1 p55-74 2011
Religious traditions affirm that sexuality is God's life-giving and life-fulfilling gift. Every member of the clergy will be called upon to address the sexuality needs of the people they serve, yet only a handful of seminaries in the United States are actively preparing their students to assume this important role. In Phase I, 36 U.S. seminaries participated in a survey of the sexuality education of religious professionals and clergy. Phase I results pointed to an overwhelming need for improvement in the sexuality education provided to seminarians and the overall sexual health of the seminaries. Phase II included further assessment of three seminaries and technical assistance provided by the Religious Institute. Preliminary results from Phase II indicate improvement toward greater sexual health and responsibility at each seminary. Research and technical assistance is ongoing at these and other seminaries. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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