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Landry, David J.; Lindberg, Laura Duberstein; Gemmill, Alison; Boonstra, Heather; Finer, Lawrence B. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2011
This article reviews the role of faith- and community-based organizations in providing comprehensive sexuality education for adolescents in the United States. To gather information about these organizations, a broad approach was used that included a formal literature review, systematic searches through organizational Web sites, and the convening…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Religious Organizations, Beliefs
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DiGioia, Melissa Keyes – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2011
Attitudes and beliefs about sexuality are informed by a variety of sources, including faith-based traditions. This lesson is designed for older adults to explore sexuality-related messages and values that are based on spiritual or faith perspectives. Participants will reflect upon their past learning, evaluate their present day attitudes about…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Sexuality, Religious Factors, Beliefs
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Klein, Marty – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2011
Credit the editor of the American Journal of Sexuality Education for inviting an article on whether religion or faith is necessary for a moral sexual ethos. Credit organized religion for creating a global cultural narrative in which this question would even be asked. Most articles answer a central question. This article challenges the central…
Descriptors: Religion, Sexuality, Educational Development, Moral Values
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Dyson, Donald; Turner, Yolanda – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2011
The issues of faith and religion are frequently avoided by instructors in training institutes for fear of inciting divisive conversations in the context of the classroom. Within secular training institutes, however, there is a growing momentum to incorporate an understanding of the spiritual aspects of individuals, families, and communities into…
Descriptors: Institutes (Training Programs), Religion, Spiritual Development, Religious Factors
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Lopez, Melissa – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2011
This article discusses the importance of faith-based organizations implementing comprehensive sexuality education into their ministries, including a review of a study of 5,819 religious teens by Christian Community Inc., a nonprofit research and resource development organization. The study by Christian Community Inc. had a major impact in the…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Religion, Spiritual Development
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Workman, Lauren M.; Flynn, Shannon; Kenison, Kelli; Prince, Mary – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2015
Continued efforts are needed to reduce teenage pregnancy in the United States. Implementation of evidence-based curricula in schools is one strategy toward meeting this goal. In 2010, the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (SC Campaign) received funding to implement a teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) curriculum. Congruent with South…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Pregnancy, Prevention, Early Parenthood
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Allen, Katherine R.; Brooks, Jada E. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2012
College provides a developmental context for examining students' deeply rooted beliefs about sexuality and religion. We conducted an analysis of 95 written narratives from undergraduate students regarding their perspective on how their study of sexuality has challenged, informed, or strengthened their own childhood and current spiritual and/or…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Personal Narratives, Undergraduate Students, Religious Factors
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Winer, Rabbi Laura Novak – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2011
"Sacred Choices: Adolescent Relationships and Sexual Ethics" is a sexual ethics curriculum for middle school and high school students developed by the Union for Reform Judaism. Sacred Choices strives to teach Reform Jewish teens that their bodies are gifts from God and that Judaism provides relevant guidance on how to use and care for that gift…
Descriptors: Jews, Popular Culture, Judaism, Sexuality