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Social Justice/ Social Action: Sexual Health Assessment Checklist

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  Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Is the minister or a key lay leader a member of: Planned Parenthood Federation of America's Clergy Action Board?
Local Planned Parenthood board?
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice?
Religious Institute network?
Standing on the Side of Love network?
Human Rights Campaign Faith and Religion Program?
Interweave Continental?
TRUUsT (Transgender Religious Professional UUs Together)?
Congregation Social Justice Statements Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Do you have congregation statements on:     Sexuality education in schools?
HIV/AIDS?
Sexual orientation?
Gender identity and expression?
Reproductive choice/justice?
Are these positions periodically included in the newsletter or bulletin?
Are these positions posted on the congregation's website?
Is there a copy of the Religious Declaration prominently posted?
Advocacy Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Do you advocate for sexuality education in your community's public schools?
Do you hold community forums on sexual justice issues? How often and on what issues?
  Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Does your congregation include info on sexual justice issues and advocacy efforts in your: Congregation newsletter or bulletin?
Website?
On a bulletin board in your congregation?
In announcements during service and/or in orders of service?
  Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Do you conduct letter writing campaigns on sexual justice issues at the: Local level?
State level?
National level?
  Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Do members of the congregation participate in: School board meetings?
State legislative hearings?
Community rallies?
Ministers and Lay Leaders Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Does the minister(s) periodically give sermons that include prophetic witness on sexual justice issues?
Does the board encourage the minister to appear in the local electronic and print media?
Is the minister(s) an endorser of the Religious Declaration?
Does the minister(s) and/or key lay leader(s) blog/tweet/post on Facebook on sexual justice issues?
Does the minister(s) raise sexual justice issues with diverse faith leaders at such venues as community clergy associations?
  Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Does a staff or volunteer regularly attend community and state coalitions on: Youth?
LGBT concerns?
Reproductive choice?
Congregant Involvement Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Are congregants encouraged to join the Religious Institute's Faithful Voices Network?
Are there letter writing campaigns or tables on sexual justice issues?
Does the congregation hold community forums on sexual justice issues?
Staying Up-To Date Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Does the Social Justice Director/Committee stay up to date by being on the email alert lists of: Religious Institute
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Human Rights Campaign Fund
National Black Justice Coalition
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
TransFaith
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
Advocates for Youth
SisterSong
Standing on the Side of Love

Social Justice/ Social Action: Assessing Sexual Health

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Last updated on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

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