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Building Block #2
The most important building block for a sexually healthy congregation is a staff of sexually healthy and responsible religious professionals. Sexually healthy religious professionals—clergy, religious educators, youth advisors, and pastoral counselors—are comfortable with their own sexuality, have skills to provide pastoral care and worship on sexuality issues, maintain professional boundaries and avoid misconduct, and are committed to sexual justice in the congregation and the society at large. Some of these issues will be covered in future sections in more depth as well.
These assessment questions can be completed by:
Sexually Healthy Religious Professionals: Assessment Checklist
Religious Institute “Sexuality Issues for UUA Religious Professionals” Online Course—12 session course available to ministerial candidates, Unitarian Universalist (UU) fellowshipped clergy, Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) members, Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) professional staff members, and staff directors of religious education. Enroll online.
For more information contact safecongregations @ uua.org.
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Last updated on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.
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